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Duke of Earl
(E. Dixon, E. Edwards Sr., B. Williams)
Gene Chandler (Eugene Dixon) & The Dukays
Pop Chart #1 Jan. 13, 1962
Vee Jay Records single #416
(original master Nat Records
(Bill Sheppard & Carl Davis producers)
Album: Golden Hits Vol. 11
Compose Records 9048-2 (1989)



Chorus:
Duke, Duke, Duke, Duke of Earl
Duke, Duke, Duke of Earl
Duke, Duke, Duke of Earl
Duke, Duke, Duke of Earl

Duke, Duke, Duke, Duke of Earl
Duke, Duke, Duke of Earl
Duke, Duke, Duke of Earl
Duke, Duke, Duke of Earl

As I-I walk through this world
Nothing can stop The Duke of Earl
And-a you, you are my girl
And no one can hurt you, oh no

Yes, a-I, oh, I'm gonna love you
Oh, oh
Come on let me hold you, darling
'Cause I'm the Duke of Earl
So, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah and

And when I hold you
You'll be my Dutchess
Dutchess of Earl
We'll walk through my Duke-dom
And a paradise we will share

Yes, a-I, oh, I'm gonna love you
Oh, oh, nothing can stop me, now
'Cause I'm The Duke of Earl
So, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Woo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo
Doo-ooo-uke
Oh-oh-whoa-oh

Hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo
Du-ooo-hoo-uke
Oh-oh-oh

Yeah, I
Oh, I'm gonna love you
Oh-oh
Nothing can stop me, now
'Cause I'm the Duke of Earl
So, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Du-hoo-hoo-ooo-uke
Du-hoo-hoo-uke
So, whoa, whoa, ho-whoa

FADES-
Woo-hoo-hoo-hoo.

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    UnregisteredMay 25, 2012 at 2:29 am
    The duke is looking and has found his lady love. It does not matter to the duke that his lady has no title; his lady being in his arms and life is all that truly matters. The duke's lady being in his arms gives her title and meaning to those looking and watching on the outside. The "paradise we will share" is of course talking about them making love.
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    UnregisteredMay 3, 2012 at 8:49 am
    African american man telling a woman that he wanted her to be his queen; saying he was the duke was really letting people know that he is a confident king... Record on the famous records row in chicago 1962 veejay records... All 17 record labels owned by african americans..
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    UnregisteredFeb 3, 2012 at 10:33 pm
    Amazing song with grace and comedy (white shadow) it is funny and im just typing the rest of this because it says the message is too short

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