The Dinkybird

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One of Eugene Field's most well known poems, immortalized by the painting by Maxfield Parrish

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In an ocean, ‘way out yonder
(As all sapient people know)
Is the land of Wonder-Wander
Whither children love to go
It’s their playing, romping, swinging
That give great joy to me
While the Dinkey-Bird goes singing
In the amfalula tree
 
There the gum-drops grow like cherries
And taffy’s thick as peas
Caramels you pick like berries
When, and where, and how you please

Big red sugar-plums are clinging
To the cliffs beside that sea
Where the Dinkey-Bird is singing
In the amfalula tree
So when children shout and scamper
And make merry all the day
When there’s naught to put a damper
To the ardor of their play

There the gum-drops grow like cherries
And taffy’s thick as peas
Caramels you pick like berries
When, and where, and how you please

When I hear their laughter ringing
Then I’m sure as sure can be
That the Dinkey-Bird is singing
In the amfalula tree
For the Dinkey-Bird’s bravuras
And staccatos are so sweet
His roulades, appoggiaturas
And robustos so complete

That the youth of every nation
Be they near or far away
Have especial delectation
In that gladsome roundelay

There the gum-drops grow like cherries
And taffy’s thick as peas
Caramels you pick like berries
When, and where, and how you please

An echo cometh bringing
The news to all and me
That the Dinkey-Bird is singing
In the amfalula tree
I’m sure you like to go there
To see your feathered friend
And so many goodies grow there
You would like to comprehend

Speed, little dreams, your winging
To that land across the sea
Where the Dinkey-Bird is singing
In the amfalula tree

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from The Bush Willie, released December 27, 2013
Words by Eugene Field
Voiced by Squid Varilekova

Drums and Percussion by Bernard Olson
Guitars, Basses, Keyboards and Production by Gregor Mathieson

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Limpid Green Minneapolis, Minnesota

Our music always starts as impromptu sketches. Sometimes we embellish them by mixing and matching clips or by adding found- sounds. Lyrical content comes from out-of-context dialog of many diverse sources.

Greg Mathieson
guitars, synths, bass, electronics, devices, mixing, post-production

Bernard Olson
drums & percussives, synths, electronics, mixing
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