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Pretty Penny

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I Got the Idea for this tune when I left Geir at Stanstead Airport.

Recorded it Last night after a Gig….

For the Folk Fest…

Pretty PennyWords and Music by Tharek Mokbul


Pretty Pennies sing about the troubles in the way.
Tells us all that we have sunk, the ship of better days.

If I could shrink the earth so pretty pennies cease to be.
no soul would fear the rivers, Or the roads that we need.

Social scenes not set apart by abject poverty.
Choose your class in carriages on a train that’s run by greed.

No mountain climb or valley drop will mix pleasantry with strife.
We’ll break down every boundary in this ordinary life.

I would build a time machine to stay right here with you.
Big brother holds the parts from me, so I must pass on through.

Travel on the rails of life, go straight from A to B…
Tire of the path laid out, come wonder now with me.

Pretty Penny’s all worn out, her copper tears now bleed.
shine all gone, and tarnished some. No gleam to show her yield.

Pretty Penny’s had her day. Come time for better things.
This lady’s kept good life from us. Now we can start to breath.

Guest said

Great recording! I really like the folk sound and instrumentation! Not many can make strings work so well.

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Gilbert Neilson said

Great song and production!

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Keith Landry said

How the hell did I miss this one! I gotta get my head out of my ass and swing by the osckilo part of the world more often! Well done, my friend!

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lumberfork said

Striking. Makes me think of Traffic...

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Movement To Contact said

Congrats!!! You have just won an M.T.C Music award!!! AWARD: Best Male Vocal

Guest said

Wonderfully lilting and traditionally sounding folk song. Beautiful Tharek. Yes you do sound like Gordon Lightfoot on this track.

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Dave Berry said

bloody pretty is is too.......

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lgh said

Awesome song and recording! LG

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Wildgeas Music said

Fantastic track Tharek. Strings are perfect.

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vaisvil said

I love your voice in this. Reminiscent of Gordon Lightfoot.

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Movement To Contact said

Can't get enough of this one.

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Minibar Madness said

Proper folk music; hurrah!

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Movement To Contact said

Oh yeah, FAV'D and Downloaded. :)

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Movement To Contact said

Excellent delivery, and lyrics, not to mention the vox is top notch. :)

Guest said

Hauntingly Beautiful

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richardlaceves said

very nicely done,, reminds me that i want to play my penny whistle a bit more,perhaps i'll try this tune

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oldrottenhead said

this kicks ass. magic.

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Johnny Stone said

Top song mate very cool

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Reefwalker said

really like the lyrics and the strings really contrast the vox on this well.

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thetworegs said

a beautiful song great delivery....

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Endicott Road said

Very nice. I liked the song very much. ER

Guest said

Lovely song - beautiful arrangement. Strings are a lovely tender touch.

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Dave Berry said

wonderful song man

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Dave Berry said

wonderful song man, wonderful vocals . . . . . . . . . . yeah, wonderful