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Amelia Earhart

from Taking Up Serpents Again by Curtis Eller

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Amelia Earhart
In the key of F

The wind turned on Amelia just after sunup
And this radio’s been actin’ up all day
She disappeared in a cloudbank and the static never cleared
Well, at least you never have to die this way.

They say she turned up again in 1940
Goin’ by the name “Tokyo Rose”
Just a sweet voice on the airwaves floatin’ out of Japan
But that doesn’t seem to likely I suppose

I wish I was Amelia Earhardt
I wish I was Amelia Earhardt
I wish I was Amelia Earhardt
Like a tombstone worn smooth by the years
I wish that I was Amelia Earhardt
‘Cause Charles Lindbergh lived his life in fear

The ones that stay to long run up on trouble
Like the Lindbergh Baby somewhere down the line
They’ll bust into the house at night while everybody’s sleepin’
And make off with that babe everytime

I wish I was Amelia Earhardt
I wish I was Amelia Earhardt
I wish I was Amelia Earhardt
Like a tombstone worn smooth by the years
I wish that I was Amelia Earhardt
‘Cause Charles Lindbergh lived his life in fear

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from Taking Up Serpents Again, released October 23, 2004
Curtis Eller: Banjo & Lead Vocal
Joseph "Joebass" DeJarnette: Upright Bass
Chris Moore: Drums
Marilee Eitner: Accordion & Harmony Vocal
Liisa Yonker: Harmony Vocal
Gary Langol: Lap Steel

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Curtis Eller Durham, North Carolina

Curtis Eller is a banjo player, songwriter and rock & roll singer who's songs describe a dreamlike vision of American history where all points in time have collapsed into one. A twenty-year show business veteran, Eller has developed a devoted international following with his band, The American Circus. ... more

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