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July 29, 1994

IBM’s KINGSTON VALEDICTORY DITTY

By CBR Staff Writer

Inspired by the closure of IBM Corp’s Kingston, New York facility, Hesh Wiener was moved to pen John Aker’s farewell, under the pseudonym H Bellyuppie, to the tune of Harry Belafonte’s Jamaica Farewell:

Down the way where the apples lay And the sums slide daily down the mountaintop, I took a trip on a sinking ship And when it reached John Akers It made a stop. But I’m sad to say I’m on my way Won’t be back for many a day, My stock is down, my profit’s run to the groun’ I had to heave the boys and girls out in Kingston Town.

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