Evelyn A Modified Dog

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Evelyn, a modified dog
Viewed the quivering fringe of a special doily
Draped across the piano, with some surprise

In the darkened room
Where the chairs dismayed
And the horrible curtains
Muffled the rain
She could hardly believe her eyes

A curious breeze
A garlic breath
Which sounded like a snore
Somewhere near the Steinway (or even from within)
Had caused the doily fringe to waft & tremble in the gloom

Evelyn, a dog, having undergone
Further modification
Pondered the significance of short-person behavior
In pedal-depressed panchromatic resonance
And other highly ambient domains . . .

Arf she said

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""Evelyn, A Modified Dog" is a reference to an echidna. The L.A. Zoo has a program where you help to pay for the support of the animals by adopting them. So we adopted the echidna. And that means that we gave them one <indecipherable word> so that all the food for the echidna for his life will be paid for by us. And then you get a little plaque on the animals' cage. So that's Evelyn." - Frank Zappa, in an interview with Co de Kloet on The Supplement Tape.

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