Fine and Dandy

from by Ange Takats

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lyrics

I’m just fine and dandy
I got a man with blue eyes standing by me
And his garden’s full of fruit trees
Believe me when I say, I’m fine and dandy

I’m just fine and dandy
My home is a rental by the sea
And I got no mortgage hanging over me
I’m positively fine and dandy

People often ask me “What comes next?”
As if I’d been expressing a restlessness
Oh what comes next? Well I don’t care!
‘Cause happiness is already here

And I’m just fine and dandy
I don’t live to work but I work to live
And I mightn’t be rich but I sure got a lot to give
Believe me when I say, I’m fine and dandy….

credits

from Arva, released January 16, 2013
All songs written and composed by Ange Takats
Recorded, produced, engineered and mixed by J. Walker at
The General Store in South Gippsland (machinetranslations.org)
Live songs recorded in the old Mawson Hall in Gippsland
Instrumental arrangements by J. Walker
Lead vocals, backing vocals, guitar by Ange Takats
Piano, banjo, dulcimer, double bass, percussion, drums, violin,
piano accordion, cello, dobro, vibraphone by J. Walker
Horns by Colin Chandler
Mastered by William Bowden, King Willy Sound, Sydney

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Ange Takats Australia

One of the purest voices on the Australian music scene – Ange Takats is able to coat with sugar, crush with sadness and cut through to the soul of a song.

Her second album Arva mixes Americana folk with the sounds of 1930s jazz … think Joni Mitchell meets Billie Holiday with the Andrews Sisters on backing vocals. It was recorded and produced by J. Walker (Machine Translations).
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