This is page 11 of a 13-part song book accompanying the “Hell’s Bottom Congress Of Puppets” folk opera, created by Saul Aroha Nui Tea. The song is loosely inspired by “The Boxer” by Simon and Garfunkel.

Look for the rest of the opera in future editions of Street Sense and find music videos made with puppets of the characters, along with more information about the project, at

saul tea's illustration and lyrics for the slaver

(Click to enlarge) Illustration and typography by Saul Aroha Nui Tea