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Old Man Cutter

Old Man Cutter lives down by the shore

With lobster traps piled round his door.

Little, lop-sided, and gray as he

His house sits close as it can to the sea.

Queer as to chimney, minus a shutter,

You'd know it belonged to Old Man Cutter,

Just as the patched place in his coat

Matches the patch on the sail of his boat!