Tom Saputo | The Inventor and the Tramp

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The Inventor and the Tramp

by Tom Saputo

Hi, If you are a big fan of the legendary book " Think and Grow Rich" like I am, then you will know the story of Edward Barnes called " The Inventor and the Tramp" near the beginning of the book. Here is a song about it.
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Tom Saputo is a Northern Virginia based musician who has performed in the DC metro area for over 40 years. He currently is a performer, teacher and recording engineer. He also gives seminars on various aspects of music.
Tom Saputo is also a student of the great motivational thinkers of our time.

This song is based on the story...." The Inventor and the Tramp"
The Inventor and the Tramp

Edward Barnes was a man on a quest
To meet the Man they call the Inventor of our dreams
And Thomas Edison took one glance at this man
A Tramp is how he's dressed, but much more can be seen

Thomas knew that with a man's determination
And he will stake his only life to make it true
With only thinking and desire in your pockets
You will win and there's is nothing you can't do

Cause When a man desires thru and thru
So deeply that he'll risk the closing of the door
Of just one single turn of the lonely wheel
He will surely win for evermore

Starting from the bottom wages were so small
A partnership with Edison was still the dream
Then it happened when all others walked away
He'd make his fortune selling Edison's machine

He signed the contract that he'd waited for so long
And sold machines that took Dictation a new way
He made his millions and became a transformed man
He Thought and Grew Rich with every passing of a day

Cause When a man desires thru and thru
So deeply that he'll risk the closing of the door
Of just one single turn of the lonely wheel
He will surely win for evermore

The Inventor and the" Tramp."
He presented himself at Mr. Edision's laboratory, and announced he had come to go into business with the investor. In speajing of the first meeting between Barnes and Edison, years later, Mr. Edison said: " He stood there before me, looking like an ordinary tramp, but there was something in the expression of his face which conveyed the impression that he was determined to get what he had come after. I had learned, from years of experience with men, that when a man really desires a things so deeply that he is willing to stake his entire future on a single turn of the wheel in order to get it, he is sure to win. I gave him the opportunity he asked for, because I saw he had made up his mind to stand by until he succeeded. Subsequent events proved that no mistake was made." It could not have been the young man's appearance which got him his start in the Edison office, for that was definitely against him. It was what he thought that counted. Barnes did not get his partneship with Edison on his first interview. He did get a chance to work in the Edison offices, at a very nominal wage. Months went by. Apparently nothing happened to bring nearer the coveted goal which Barnes had set up in his mind as his definite major purpose. But something important was happening in Barnes' mind. He was constantly intensifying his desire to become the business associate of Edison. Psychologists have correctly said that "when one is truly ready for a business association with Edison; moreover, he was determined to remain ready until he got that which he was seeking. He did not say to himself, " Ah well, what's the use? I guess I'II change my mind and try for a saleman's joa." But, he did say ," I came here to go into business with Edison, and I'II accomplish this end if it takes the remainder of my life." He meant it! What a different story men would have to tell if only they would adopt a definite purpose, and stand by that purpose until it had time to become an all-consuming obsession!

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