Chocolate Cake and Music in the Trees (from The Gilded Age LP)

by Patrick Burke

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This is a fun easy-going rocker. Dance 'till you drop.


Chocolate Cake

When the monkey sneeze
He cut the poodle's hair
And now the piper's son
Somersault in the air

Just a crutch and a pole
In the hollow house
And a bag of geese
Yellow cheese and a mouse

We're having chocolate cake
Sitting with Nurse Jane
She's pouring cabbage sauce
And it falls like rain

Bits of rags and paper
A wooden balcony
Somebody's living there
Having toast and tea

We're having chocolate cake
Sitting with Nurse Jane,

...Nurse Jane

Dancing and whirling,
Waltzing ‘round the room
Tell me now there's blue sky
When I dance with you

Faster and louder
Light upon the breeze
Shortcake and snowflakes
There's music in the trees

from The Gilded Age Album


released December 18, 2019
All lyrics, music, sound, and production:
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Patrick Burke Portland, Oregon

"When I first listened to this CD, I felt like I was experiencing some kind of magic — the music and lyrics reach the listener with ease and echo in your head afterward, leaving you wondering about the inspiration."

Jennifer Priest Mitchell, The Times
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