6​.​Dandy Cat

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lyrics

Dandy Cat
(F. Meyer-E. Antinelli BMI Ditty Dat Music)

fog rolls thru lamp post beam
dandy cat is on the scene
shiny spats, patten vest
mystery essence on his breath
to the captain tips his hat
revealing not his lust for sprat
tail a twitch / on the prowl
he's a kitten's wishing well

he doth swagger he doth strut
violins play in his gut
rolls the dice / cuts the cards
robs a bank with his charm
to the docks he casts a spell
more than fish he craves the smell
takes a heart won't give it back
they filet themselves for dandy cat

bridge
they say he is a poseur
illusions of composure
but you see, now my friends
that is not the point
tis the form he's after
to be is just disaster
and anyway, who's to say?
who'll they'll next appoint

he is dandy so refined
i doubt for you he has the time
unless he thinks you are a fish
or care to fill a futile wish
rain hath left him quite undone
solitaire loll in sun
dandy cat stays in a dream
plays again to draw a king

credits

from Illusions of Composure, released May 20, 2018
Elena Antinelli-vocal
Frank Meyer-guitar,vocal,percussion
Oliver Steck-baritone horn
Danny Levin-piano,fiddle

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Paper Moon Shiners Austin, Texas

Paper Moon Shiners are an Austin, Tx duo who link musically with the past transporting vintage songs and originals inspired by american music from the early twentieth century. Their old timey sensibility and vaudeville undertones command an infectiously entertaining landscapes with cracker blues, vintage jazz, swing, ragtime, americana roots and folk. ... more

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