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Music written and performed by The Duke of Uke and His Novelty Orchestra. Song lyrics written by David King. Published by Bliss Avenue Songs, ASCAP.


Trumpet flowers blow, tidy tips and sunshine daisies.
Merry marigolds, China pinks and yellow cosmos.
Larkspur lilac, Flora's bell, sweet narcissus, bliss hazel.
Rise, arise from your sleep, larkspur of Peru, lilac of Crete.
Awake from your quaking glade lay, enchanter's nightshade unfold today.

Arise, April's empire arrives. We'll see how sweetly her breezes blow beneath her chroma-keyed skies.
Realize, autumnal dirges are lies, from slumber's urges we're torn and then reborn again into light, ain't that right!

Trumpet flowers blow tidy tips and sunshine daisies.
Merry marigolds, China pinks and yellow cosmos, stargaze lily, Queen Anne's Lace, gloriosa, blue snowflake.
Awake, all you glories of snow, stargazineg willow strum Azalea's bow. Arise, April's empire arrives, stirring plums from their slumber, wiping sleep from her eyes.

I knew right then how there is no end now, I know the way.
I knew it when I went through it then, I realized that I would rise again someday--I know the way.


from April's Empire, track released April 21, 2012



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Duke of Uke and His Novelty Orchestra Urbana, Illinois

Energetic and unabashedly romantic, The Duke of Uke & His Novelty Orchestra enchants audiences with witty lyrics, complex vocal harmonies and funky rhythms.The unique combination of ukulele, violin, tuba, saxophone, bass, rock drums and latin percussion swing you from sweet to funky with a sound that will remind you of summers gone by, road trips to come, and long-lost friends you've never met. ... more

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