The Alchemist

from by I Ching Quartet

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Water and Earth, Sunlight and Rock
My hens produce riches and so does my cock
I learned of their secrets through the lore of their squawk
Their god is a coo-coo who sings "Hickory dickory dock

there's a place where there's a stream that flows forth from eternity."

The buffoon with his trumpet is after the gold that I've got
He's spread out my coals and sullied my pot
But I've found a way, to foil his plot
A place to hide, in which, he knows not

A place where there's a stream that flows forth from eternity
A place where there's a stream whose name is eternity

I've laid out my plans, sharpened my stick
the wire is set, I know where he'll lose his grip
when he sees the water, that's where he'll slip
from the ground, to the air, onto my pike his head will split

in the place, where there's a stream that flows forth from eternity
the place, where there's a stream whose name is eternity

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from Everybody All Together, released January 31, 2013

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I Ching Quartet Chicago, Illinois

I Ching Quartet is a group of core song writers and a cast of collaborating musicians. The group currently features pedal steel, french horn, upright bass, banjo, accordion, ukulele, percussion, guitar and lush vocal harmonies. Their original compositions reflect the music they love: soul, country, blues and folk. They have played and recorded in Chicago since 2006. ... more

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