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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.


She swings minor C sweetly
and once again she finds me when
I'm sitting at the old cafe
sipping visions from an iced latte.
She strums all of her strings numb,
patio adagios,
dirges dangled in the air
and flatted fifths all tangled in her hair.

She's wild in many ways the child
you used to know so long ago--
with sorrow falling all around,
and heaven's here with that sweet sound.
She's strange, she doesn't mind the rain,
lightning rings, she's giggling--
drenched as the branches fall
dressed up just like a china doll.

When everyone runs into hide,
she runs outside, she runs outside.
Watch her rise through the blue, watch her laugh so hard she cries.

She swings minor C sweetly, once again she finds me when.....


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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