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April Fool's Day Live 2022

by S. J. Tucker

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Recorded live at home to celebrate the day, this fun ballad (recorded version originally released on Blessings, 2007) of driving from Asheville to Memphis just to stand in circle and tell bad jokes with loved ones is Sooj's way of wishing you a happy April!

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(live version)
My best love was riding shotgun, myself in the driver's seat.
We went riding all day Sunday, home for our loved ones all to see.
Unplug the bed, stretch and yawn. Felt like ash in the crack of doom
leaving at the crack of nine from a cozy North Carolina room.

All on an April Fool's Day Sunday riding, riding we shall be
homeward through the waking spring clear 'cross Tennessee!

Left behind the northern snows, fields of white on the day before.
Off through the frisky mountain rain! Winter storms we'll chase no more.
Tunnels, trees, and mountain fog, highway miles and a cloudy day,
laughing streams and waterfalls, springtime splashing all the way!

All on an April Fool's Day Sunday riding, riding we shall be
homeward through the waking spring clear 'cross Tennessee!

New leaves rising on the vine, flowers simply everywhere,
never doubt the day was fine. We rode as quickly as we dared.
April fools and flowers bold, March is leaving like a lamb.
Knoxville, Nashville, Westward, ho! ('Round the church folk traffic jams.)

All on an April Fool's Day Sunday riding, riding we shall be
homeward through the waking spring clear 'cross Tennessee!
All on an April Fool's Day Sunday riding, riding we shall be
homeward through the waking spring to Memphis, Tennessee!

And here's our priestess at the door! Merrily we greeted her.
Circle 'round for what's in store: a pie in the face from a minister!

All on an April Fool's Day Sunday riding, riding we shall be
homeward through the waking spring clear 'cross Tennessee!
All on an April Fool's Day Sunday riding, riding we shall be
homeward through the waking spring to Memphis, Tennessee!

Carrot casts the circle 'round, and Rabbit rules the afternoon.
Keep your leaping summer fires! We revel 'neath an April moon!

credits

released April 1, 2022
words & music copyright S. J. Tucker 2007; this recording copyright S. J. Tucker 2022. Guitar, vocals, and mix by S. J. Tucker. Tracked & produced at home in the Pixiehouse as part of S. J.'s "Tricksters in Wonderland" online show for April 1 & 3, 2022. Special thanks to Satyr (for the cozy North Carolina room all those years ago) and to Summerland Grove (for so much).

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