A Day at the Duck Pond

by John with James Rolwing

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This song was written about an oasis on the UNM campus.

lyrics

-----( verse )--------------------------------------
To this place i was referred
now i’m humming with the birds

Who say to me, hey
it’s gonna’ to be okay
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In the morning fog
a lizard’s floating on a log

All the joy that this brings
away from telephone rings
D//// DM7//// D6//// DM7

-----( verse )--------------------------------------
With a box full of croutons
and a bag of hot dog buns

For a mother and her ducklings
under her protective wing
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A short ride on the bus
without the traffic and fuss

It's as big as a lake
with all the friends one can make, when
D//// DM7//// D6//// DM7

-----( chorus )------------------------------------
I come here to play the ukulele and sing
What could be any more inviting

How could i resist
it’s like no other address

While it’s so nice and bright
here in the New Mexico sunlight
G// A// D// G//
G// F#m7// Bm// C//

-----( verse )--------------------------------------
Come see some giant goldfish
the neon glow is marvelous

A hard rain brings a stir
within the cool green water
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There’s a man on a jog
to the croaking of a frog

Out on recess from class
for a hundred yard dash
D//// DM7//// D6//// DM7

-----( verse )--------------------------------------
At the end of the dock
a turtle’s sunning on a rock

I can hear a Blue Jay
inviting me to stay
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While preparing for a flight
migrating out of sight

Crossing an ocean away
let them show me the way, ‘til then
D//// DM7//// D6//// DM7

back to chorus

credits

released December 12, 2016
Lars Fabricius-Olsen ( chord progression )
www.youtube.com/channel/UCMy-3dTCCiyLVrNiIQWygSg
James Rolwing ( keyboard, lead guitar, production )
www.reverbnation.com/jamesrolwing/songs
John Simmons ( lyrics, rhythm guitar, vocals, percussion )
www.reverbnation.com/johnsimmonslocaltroubadour

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