Manhattan Transfer, The - The Duke Of Dubuque Lyrics



I'm known near and far
As the cousin to the Czar
I'm the Duke, Duke of Dubuque

It's well understood
That my credit is no good, no good, no good
I'm the Duke of Dubuque

And if you don't believe me, and tell me it ain't true
I've only got one answer
That answer's "mush" to you
Now, au revoir, I must write the dear old Czar
I'm the Duke, Duke of Dubuque

I'm descended from the Romanovs in Russia
In the books my father was Czar in Russia
But he sailed away one day
To the state of Ioway
And that's how you'll find me in the USA

I'm the crackers, I'm the cheese
Yeah, call them Wolfhounds, if you please
Yes, I'm the Duke, I'm the Duke of Dubuque

No pork chops, no gravy for me
Some legbones and black-eyed peas
Yes, I'm the Duke, I'm the Duke of Dubuque

And if you don't believe me, and tell me it ain't true
I've only got one answer
That answer's "nuts" to you

Now, fun to do, can you spare a buck or two?
I'm the Duke, Duke of Dubuque

He's the Duke, Duke of Dubuque
He's the Duke, Duke of Dubuque
Yes, I'm the Duke, the Duke of Dubuque
Doo dat doo dat doo dat Dubuque




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  1. benny sibranie

    masterpiece, just man-trans who can do it. Maaaagggiiiccc

  2. William L.

    I'd like to see any popular singer(s) do anything even close to this today....live or otherwise! 4 voices & a box!

    Sven Lima

    There are 150 millions songs on itunes. I'm sure you might find thousands popular singers that are better than M.T. Maybe different style but better.

    William L.

    It's what the 4 of them did TOGETHER that was magic...of course there are "better" singers, opera, for example. The magic is in the mix. I've seen them 3 times, and they blew it off the stage every time.

    Sven Lima

    I've seen them twice. Do you know the Swingle Singers? You might like them too.

    William L.

    @Sven Lima No, I haven't...but I will give them a listen. Thanks!  

  3. Edward Damrose

    Magic right before your eyes (ears)!