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R.E.M.: Fables of the Reconstruction: Auctioneer (Another Engine)


 [Fables of the Reconstruction]
"Take this penny and make it into a necklace when I leave"
This refers to the tradition of making a pendant out of a penny that has been flattened on railroad tracks. [Ron Henry]
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