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From the Neil Diamond album "Tap Root Manuscript"  —  (released in 1971)

A song of mortality, stylistically divided into two sections  —  where a fast-paced
opening part is followed by an introspective and highly emotional second part ....

The lyrics of the song

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Jesus ChristJesus of NazarethCentral figure of Christianity
Fanny Brice   [RIP]Fania BorachAmerican comedienne. Subject of "Funny Girl"
Wolfie Mozart   [RIP]Wolfgang Amadeus MozartIncredibly gifted Austrian composer and child genius
Humphrey Bogart   [RIP]Humphrey DeForest BogartAmerican actor, famous for the 1942 movie "Casablanca"
Genghis Khan   [RIP]Genghis Emperor (Great Khan)Mongolian military-political conqueror-adventurer
H.G.Wells   [RIP]Herbert George WellsBritish, Victorian-era science-fiction writer
Ho Chi Minh   [RIP]Nguyên Sinh CungVietnamese Communist leader
Gunga Din   [RIP]Gunga DinTitle character of the Rudyard Kipling poem
Henry Luce   [RIP]Henry Robinson LuceAmerican publisher and founder of Time Magazine
John Wilkes Booth   [RIP]John Wilkes BoothAmerican actor and assassin of Abraham Lincoln
Alexander King   [RIP]Alexander KoenigAmerican writer and early television personality
Alexander Graham Bell   [RIP]Alexander Graham BellScottish-born American inventor of the telephone
Ramakrishna   [RIP]Ramakrishna ParamahamsaIndian Hindu mystic and spritual leader
Mama Whistler   [RIP]Anna Matilda (née McNeill) WhistlerMother of American painter James Abbott McNeill Whistler
Patrice Lumumba   [RIP]Patrice Émery LumumbaAssassinated Congolese independence leader
Russ Colombo   [RIP]Ruggiero Eugenio di Rodolfo ColomboAmerican baritone, songwriter, violinist and actor
Karl Marx   [RIP]Karl MarxGerman philosopher. Joint author of Communist Manifesto
Chico Marx   [RIP]Leonard Joseph "Chico" MarxAmerican comedy actor. One of the Marx Brothers
Albert Camus   [RIP]Albert CamusFrench philosopher/author. Contributed to the rise of absurdism
E.A. Poe   [RIP]Edgar Allan PoeAmerican writer of poetry/macabre. Invented the mystery story
Henri Rousseau   [RIP]Henri Julien Félix RousseauFrench post-impressionist, Naîve or Primitive painter
Sholem Aleichem   [RIP]Solomon Naumovich RabinovichYiddish author, humorist and playwright
Caryl Chessman   [RIP]Caryl Whittier ChessmanConvicted robber/ kidnapper/rapist. Executed at San Quentin
Alan Freed   [RIP]Albert James "Alan" FreedAmerican DJ, credited with creating the term "Rock 'n' Roll"
Buster Keaton   [RIP]Joseph Frank "Buster" KeatonAmerican silent-films actor and stunt performer

..... and each one there, has one thing to share  –  they have sweated beneath the same sun,
looked up in wonder at the same moon, and wept when it was all done, for being done too soon
FOR BEING DONE TOO SOON .... FOR BEING DONE ....

Done Too Soon - by Neil Diamond