Roped to a Rhino

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An Art Song setting of Rick Keating's poem "Roped to a Rhino".
This song was composed by Christopher Ludwig, and performed by Baritone Cliff Ridley and pianist Tatiana Khvatova.

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Roped To A Rhino

(2012, for baritone and piano)
Poem by Rick Keating

I was strolling with my Darling on a lovely spring night
And we were enraptured with true love delight
She said "It's just perfect." I said "Ain't it grand?"
She said "Love is a mystery no one understands."
"Oh, what can it be?" Then I said. "Well, I Know."
"Love is two people roped to a Rhino."
Love is two people roped to a Rhino

My Darling looked at me like she'd just awoke
Hearing the dumbest words I'd ever spoke
And that was the end of our Romantic mood
She said I was vulgar and crazy and crude
Equating a splendour so sweet and indefinable
With the coupling of Rhino Cow and big ugly Rhino bull
With the coupling of Rhino Cow and big ugly Rhino bull

I would have explained what she didn't get
But wonder of wonders I'm not that stupid yet
With love in my heart I weathered the storm
As she lectured me loudly at the top of her form
People were stopping and watching her fuss
But it wasn't her fault, it was the Rhinoceros
It wasn't her fault, it was the Rhinoceros

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from Medicine Man, released September 18, 2015

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Ludwig Recordings Richmond, British Columbia

Ludwig Recordings is a Record Label specializing in the music of composer Christopher Ludwig and its artists.
Ludwig Recordings has an especially strong focus on Art Song.

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