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"Prince of Orange" is a song by Andy Partridge. It originally appeared on Andy's 1994 A Hello Selection EP for They Might be Giants' Hello Recording club, then on Andy's Fuzzy Warbles Volume 6 in 2004.

QuotesEdit

Andy: “The yellowing track sheet of this seven (?) track recording has the date 3rd August 1994 and the heading ‘Automatic Writings’. I remember starting to put to tape random chord changes and disparate sounds, e.g., Ramones guitar, jazz piano, Giorgio Moroder synth bass, etc. Really things that were stylistically far from each other. I would then write the first things that came into my head, trying not to organise or make sense of them. What did I end up with? Well, in hindsight, it was high summer, I think I'm singing about the sun, its benefits (e.g., crop growing), and the court of Louis XIV, which I was reading about at the time, all smashed together. As for the crying, where did that come from? P.S. the other fruit of the automatic writings session was ‘My Brown Guitar’.”

LyricsEdit

Look at these hands

Spokes of the Sun God delay you, spray you

Prince of Orange climb the ladder

Prince of Orange will dine


Brass robinettes

Trumpet and drums for the taking, baking

Prince of Orange climb the ladder

Prince of Orange will dine


All the food he steals is alright

For the tall and gentle poplar

Causing fanfare to those listening

Now


Drape round your head

Mischief and secrets in green kelp

All help

Prince of Orange climb the ladder

Prince of Orange will dine


Look at these lands (the very same)

You'll get no books for your dinner

Sinner

Prince of Orange climb the ladder

Prince of Orange will dine

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