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Joey on the Fiddle Lyrics:

Original songwriter: Michael Thomas English Well I was born just two doors down from Joey Kate and Mary

Their parents died when they were young and none of them had married

They lived in a shack in the great outback and life was pretty simple

And each new day we walked to the strings of Joey on the fiddle

Now he'd come down each Sunday morn to sample momma's cooking

He'd gulp a shot of moonshine down when she wasn't looking

Sometimes she would catch him but he'd say it is essential

For aches and pains and more than that it helps me play the fiddle

So won't you play that fiddle for me Joey?

Won't you play that fiddle one more time?

Won't you play that fiddle for me Joey?

'Cos you sure can play it mighty fine

Now Joey was just five feet tall his face like buck skin leather

And he wore a coat and hob nailed boots in every kind of weather

He'd play all kinds of music serenading every nation

But mouths would drop when he would stop and play the Mason's apron

So won't you play that fiddle for me Joey?

Won't you play that fiddle one more time?

Won't you play that fiddle for me Joey?

'Cos you sure can play it mighty fine

So if you go to San Antone for roses by the dozen

Or if you're down in dixie and you're bow is out of resin

Just two-step up to Tulsa to the other side of town

I'm sure you'll find old Joey playing boiling 'em cabbage down

Then came the day that he would have to go and meet his maker

I hitched a ride the day he died and left this place forever

But sometime when

I dream at night

I think when I was little

In that small shack in the great outback with Joey on the fiddle

So won't you play that fiddle for me Joey?

Won't you play that fiddle one more time?

Won't you play that fiddle for me Joey?

'Cos you sure can play it mighty fine

'Cos you sure can play it mighty fine oh play it Joey

Oh play it Joey

Well mouths would drop when we would watch old Joey on the fiddle

Artist Information

Born: 5th September 1941, Bicester, Oxfordshire, UK. Died: 25th September 2009 British graphic artist who rose to prominence in the late 1960's, along with Nigel Waymouth, within the design partnership Hapshash & The Coloured Coat. Among the leaders of the psychedelic art-form in the UK, the duo paved the way in the coalescing of art and musical form in the '70s. From designing album sleeves to clothing outlets, along with a wealth of now highly collectible concert posters under the 'Osiris Visions' tag of 'International Times' and via 'Oz' magazine. The twosome also produced eponymous musical works. English later concentrated on producing hyper-realist imagery and also contributed to many advertising campaigns. He married Jaki Abbott in 1983 and has had two books published, '3-D Eye' and 'The Anatomy Of Illusion'. Some of his works are retained in collections of The Museum Of Modern Art, The Victoria & Albert Museum and The Arts Council.

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