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an old cowboy ballad.I sang this in the same manner for a tribute to Woody Guthrie concert (Port Fairy 2013) for this version Phil18 added a guitar.
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OLD PAINT (Traditional) arranged Franciscus Henri
(Orient Pacific Music)

I ride an old Paint, I lead an old Dan
I’m going to Montana, to throw the hooligan
They feed in the coulees, they water in the draw
Their tails are all matted their backs are all raw
Ride around little doggies, ride around them and slow
For the fiery and snuffy are raring to go.

Old Bob had a daughter and a son
The son went to college, the daughter went wrong
His wife was killed in a pool room fight
Still he keeps on singing from morning till night
When I die take my saddle from the wall
Put it on my pony and lead him out of the stall
Tie my bones to his, point our faces to the west
And we’ll ride the prairie that we love the best.
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Uploaded: Nov 05, 2014 - 06:41:03 PM
Last Updated: Nov 05, 2014 - 06:41:03 PM Last Played: Jan 31, 2017 - 10:03:50 PM
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Narad said 868 days ago (November 6th, 2014)
Beautiful work ! Take a bow ! :)
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Franciscus_Henri said 855 days ago (November 18th, 2014)
Thank you
I apologise to you and those below for my delay in responding
thanks for the accolade
PeterB7858 said 867 days ago (November 6th, 2014)
Wonderful work, Franc. Haunting, emotive vocal and a sympathetic "arrangement". Good to hear you and Phil together, as always. Take care, Peter.
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Franciscus_Henri said 855 days ago (November 18th, 2014)
Thanks Peter
trying to keep it simple, I never could play a guitar and ride a horse at the same time
Warren Smith said 864 days ago (November 10th, 2014)
Nicely painted
Fine singing and superbly paced to feel the full burden of being an old horse on the prairie.

My only critical response is I thought the harp and guitar could have come in earlier - say, in the second verse instead of waiting until the end.
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Franciscus_Henri said 855 days ago (November 18th, 2014)
Thanks Warren
I note your comment..I was tempted to leave it all off...but Phil started to cry.
Sigmund said 862 days ago (November 12th, 2014)
Mr. Henri, you are an under appreciated talent here. You have exceptional songwriting skill. This couldn't do a better job of capturing the feeling of the old west in all it's vastness and solitude. Philip's contribution adds a nice touch towards the end. Very enjoyable listen!

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Franciscus_Henri said 855 days ago (November 18th, 2014)
Thanks for great compliment
and I look forward to our next collaboration
kaidavis said 850 days ago (November 24th, 2014)
You definitely have a great voice very smooth,it remind me of one on a journey through the west.I still like Tokoyo Sunset.Keep on jammin!!!
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Franciscus_Henri said 849 days ago (November 24th, 2014)
Thanks for coming on the ride
I'm with you about "Tokyo Sunset" still my number1 ..last year I sat in my daughters apartment in Rippongi and sang it at sunset..(as you do)
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Name: Franciscus Henri
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