Who Sang In Defense of a Threepenny Purse? The Deadfly Ensemble

The Deadfly Ensemble An Entire Wardrobe of Doubt and Uncertainty cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2006-4-14
length: 4:38
Gas lamp gone, I stumble, sneeze. The dust in darkness makes me wheeze and fidgets in my fingers flipping files that start with "f" I'll set alight.

Ha'penny gone from a threepenny purse!
No room for rum when taxes come first!
Alfreds and Davids and t**les and writs!
Yanked from their holes and rendered to bits!
I'll burn the Lord Mayor asleep in his bed
If he's dreaming my name as a number, instead!
I'm well done with fines; I'll no longer be traced!
My own, and all "f's" in town hall are erased!
Mrs. Fisk is now a maiden. Mary Fenton not deceased. And Arthur Fuller's fortune's bound for probate lest he file a brand new will.
An evening fire, a high-backed chair... I burn away the coiling ink of a magistrate...

Sunlight wipes the sleep from cobblestones. I tumble ditchwards, laughing. Next time taxes come around, I'll tip my hat and drink three penn'orth rum.

CD 1
  • 1 Bruise Animal
  • 2 Midsummer William
  • 3 Black-Capped Chaplains
  • 4 Millions of Flies
  • 5 The Anatomist
  • 6 Cariodoc's Kiss
  • 7 In Defense of a Threepenny Purse
  • 8 The Flight of the Invisible Siamese Three-Year-Olds
  • 9 An Entire Wardrobe of Doubt and Uncertainty
  • 10 John Fall Apart John
  • 11 Marimba Improvisation No. 29
  • 12 Horse on the Moor
  • 13 Tee Mit Honig
  • 14 Closing Remarks
  • 15 Kriminaltango
    CD 2
  • 1 Patented Deadfly Ensemble Double Album Commentary