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Old Joe Boney


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paddler

 Genre: Folk-Rock

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Its a schoolboy song re-recorded about a gypsy fella who lived down a country lane near where we lived.He had a battered old white caravan but next to it was his old wooden one from his youth.His dog always attacked you - well it never caught us but it didn't look friendly.
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Lyrics
Old Joe Boney

Old Joe Boney is a funny old man
He lives in a field in a caravan
Pipe in his mouth and a drop o whiskey
Thats Old Joe Boney

Old Joe Boney never worked for a living
But he never stops a dancing and a singing
How he gets by I'll never know
But thats Old Joe Boney

He gives to the poor
Knock on his door
- He'll come a rollin if you ask for more
1 for me - 1 for you
Devil get a runnin or he'll get you too
I dont know how he gets by but thats old Joe Boney

Well am the traveller of night and day
I poison the earth and burn the hay
Noones ever gonna stand in the way
Of Old Joe Boney
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Comments: 71
Fans: 25
Plays: 405
Downloads: 157
Votes: 10
Uploaded: Oct 15, 2007 - 06:10:04 PM
Last Updated: Oct 15, 2007 - 06:15:31 PM Last Played: Oct 17, 2018 - 09:02:53 AM
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Comments
Feter said 4077 days ago (October 15th, 2007)
Old Joe Boney
Excellent ...the song is very impressive my friend
nice singin as well ..welldone !!
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paddler said 4077 days ago (October 15th, 2007)
re
Thanks Feter - Its also on the silly side methinks.Its the kind of song I'd have alot of fun making a video to in a slightly primus way,probably,with some rather far-out type hat.
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peacepiano said 4077 days ago (October 15th, 2007)
Mountains
Sounds like something song by mountain men! Very energetic. Last verse is a bit enigmatic.

Thanks
Bill
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paddler said 4077 days ago (October 15th, 2007)
re
Thanks Bill - youre right the last verse doesnt mean anything particular - i was young when I wrote it but then alot of things still dont make sense either.
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Bubowski said 4077 days ago (October 15th, 2007)
Like it!
Good energy, sort of folk with a whacked edge. My kind of tune.
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paddler said 4077 days ago (October 15th, 2007)
re
I must admit - I feel pretty whacked and last night I was quite on edge.I think tomorrow shall be a calmer day.Thanks Bubowski
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racerat said 4077 days ago (October 15th, 2007)
accordion
Pad,
I can always count on you to stretch my mind a little. The accordion and capo'ed guitar (?), mandolin (?), very fun and hoopin' made me want to get up a do a lil' jig! And I ain't usually the jiggin' type. I also dug the low key vox, nicely mixed. I grew up in Louisville, Kentucky and knew quite a few of the Boney kind. You nailed it....glad the dog never got you, otherwise we'd never have this little gem.

Philip
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paddler said 4077 days ago (October 15th, 2007)
re
Funny now you mention Louisville I just noticed that I begin singing in an english accent that suddenly turns a bit pseudo-american.Never having been out of england,I've only seen the kind of Boney i think your talking about on films and read about in Bill Bryson books.We are such a small country and there used to be alot more people and romany gypsies living unconventionally but that was all clamped down on with the 'criminal justice bill' about 15 years ago when most of student youth took to the idea of living in trucks and they kind of ruined everything for the genuine travellers for whom its in the blood and a respectful way of life while the students on the whole got a bad reputation with drugs and raves n damage to land.Since then its been technically illegal to have a gathering of more than 12 people unless you get permission.I got round anyways by living unconventionally solo.Infact at one point I realised I was leading the very life i'd written this song about 10 years earlier.Thanks very much Phil - its appreciated
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paddler said 4077 days ago (October 15th, 2007)
re
oh yeah - the guitar is standard tuning and its a russian balalaika.I'm not much of a guitar player - just rhythm really,and i wasn't sure about that distortion on a semi-accoustic I'm sure alot of guitarists would say that sound is just terrible!
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lengold said 4077 days ago (October 16th, 2007)
I am so
pleased you returned here. The songs you have posted lately are so diverse and yet every one of them a great listen.
I love this - so unusual and foot tapping rhythmic. Fun lyrics, superb vocals and real musicianship. Impressive.
Cheers
Len


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paddler said 4076 days ago (October 16th, 2007)
re
diversity is my favourite passtime but its not good for people who expect you to be consistent.unless they come to expect you to be consistently diverse which would be nice.Many thanks lengold
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said 4077 days ago (October 16th, 2007)
now
this was fun...
paddler said 4076 days ago (October 16th, 2007)
re
thanks.i bought katchooliks bruce lee from itunes and i'm sure i'll buy more - totally refreshing
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DWL said 4076 days ago (October 16th, 2007)
A quality offering
a wonderful range of sounds and textures. The accordian was excellent.

The almost spoken vocal delivery really works.

Simply a very good song :-)

Cheers

Dick


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paddler said 4076 days ago (October 16th, 2007)
re
thanks Dick - very supportive.much appreciated - rich
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said 4076 days ago (October 16th, 2007)
Ideas
Wow, lot of great ideas here . Very well built and sung .
paddler said 4076 days ago (October 16th, 2007)
re
thanks Henri - enjoyed your latest jazz track , I'd love to watch the video too but i get impatient waiting for youtube to load on this old ibook.regards rg
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***itiswotitis*** said 4076 days ago (October 16th, 2007)
this had me hopping about in my chair
loved every minute loved th energy and the drive to this...i'd love to see the video!!!
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paddler said 4076 days ago (October 16th, 2007)
re
thanks jo - a bit of hopping around in chairs wouldnt go a miss either..Shame I dont have a video camera or anything that processes it without taking a year.perhaps i can make an animation instead.Always a pleasure - rich
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jamorama said 4076 days ago (October 16th, 2007)
reminiscent somehow
of Fairport Convention or Pentangle -- just the mood of it, the flavor...

You just get better and better, way cool.
Fav, D/L and 9's across the board.
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paddler said 4076 days ago (October 16th, 2007)
re
thanks jam - did a search for de la guarda - is that you,or someone using your music? love fairport convention brings out the hip side.great comment,regards - rich
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Godchaser said 4076 days ago (October 16th, 2007)
I can feel it!
What a wonderful feeling of spirit and a wonderful collection of sounds going on here.I just love the folky,organic,spring-in yer'-step,mountain mojo vibe and that great accordian blast in the middle is so right on.Great performance,great story,great picture and the tune... a sure fire instant favorite.Very well done,very original and very much enjoyed.O.K I've said enough!

Blessings,
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paddler said 4076 days ago (October 16th, 2007)
rg
thanks - nice to hear someone so enthusiastic about this crazy old song! overwhelming - regards rg
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guitapick said 4076 days ago (October 16th, 2007)
Acoustically driven...
...love the uke at the end (that's what it is, right?) and the guits, of course. Harmonium's a nice "binding force". Tune moves.

Sounds like an interesting guy...we had a guy in our town like that. Called him "Cowman" because he basically lived in the middle of a big ol' cowfield. Always dressed in filthy clothes, though he never worked. Turns out he owned 100s of acres of land which he sold most of and made a fortune.

Cowman.

His dog was friendly.
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paddler said 4076 days ago (October 17th, 2007)
re
thanks guitapick - that sounds like the guy,seems every town has one.Thats classic - shoddy clothes,millionaire.We had a guy who used to appear at the bottom of our garden on a sunday - he'd just start looking in your shed and you'd think he was gonna rob yer,then he'd come out with a pair of shears and start sharpening them.Just when he thought he was gonna chop your head off with a pair of shears,he'd come up and say in a weird lilt - 'you gonna give me a lil somethin for that then?' and grin - he had gold teeth!

its a balalaika by the way i just okayed it like a uke,its russian

Regards - RG
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paddler said 4076 days ago (October 17th, 2007)
whoops!
'okayed it like a uke???' I meant 'played' that was quite a mistype
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said 4076 days ago (October 16th, 2007)
One more good song
Ah! YES NICE...:) this is an uplifting tune too me you save my day my friend LOVE it.
Thx for sharing.Cheers.

Kenta
paddler said 4076 days ago (October 17th, 2007)
really?
skean - if I can save one persons day with a tune then its not all in vain.Very much appreciate your enthusiasm - Richard
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michael2 said 4076 days ago (October 16th, 2007)
awesome
you are right about the Primus comparison, but only in spirit. Hillbilly indie is rocking my world.
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paddler said 4076 days ago (October 17th, 2007)
Yeah!
My name is Mud! Thanks Michael!
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Peter Bauckham said 4076 days ago (October 16th, 2007)
Great tune
I really enjoyed this - it has a great feel. Nice.

Peter
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paddler said 4076 days ago (October 17th, 2007)
re
Thanks Peter - heading to yours soon,regards RG
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ageofthedeathtree said 4076 days ago (October 16th, 2007)
awesome...
great tune man. tappin my toe along with it at the moment. vocals sound like they have a slight les claypool influence, which i really dig. thanks for the great song, look forward to more!

age
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paddler said 4076 days ago (October 17th, 2007)
les claypool
my bruv told me to look up les claypool on youtube apparently hes done some solo stuff too.Thanks for the toe tappin! Headin over your page soon,RG
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said 4076 days ago (October 16th, 2007)
i love...
the contrast between the vocals and the guitars.
my foot's a' tappin'
and the instrumental break with the fiddle-synth sound is super!
a super fun tune here!
paddler said 4076 days ago (October 17th, 2007)
re
thanks faelin - you have a habit of popping up at unexpected moments! Like the way you called it a fiddle-synth - I was hopin it might sound a bit like an accordian hehe Cheers - RG
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said 4075 days ago (October 17th, 2007)
unexpected moments...
that's a good term. i only have "unexpected moments" to try an play catch up on all the songs i am missing out on.
glad i caught this one, though.
J.A.Stewart said 4076 days ago (October 17th, 2007)
The Rolling Bones!
Cool stuff, this one Paddler.

Quirky and funky and a little bit bluesy.

Nice mixture... and a great result. ;)

--- Joe
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paddler said 4073 days ago (October 19th, 2007)
hehe
the rolling bones.hehe.I like that name - can I create a new account here under that title as a retirement plan? Thanks Joe
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said 4075 days ago (October 17th, 2007)
Excellent Guitar !
Very nice guitar work Paddler, the atmosphare of the song is very very good, liked it a lot my friend .. i'd like to hear guitar musics from you .. loved your stuff !


paddler said 4073 days ago (October 19th, 2007)
Birdman
Youve certainly made a presence here in a short space of time - thanks for the comment
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Scott Carmichael said 4075 days ago (October 17th, 2007)
Once again
I really love your song sense... you are connected to an older thread... an the ancient seems to find a path through you...


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paddler said 4073 days ago (October 19th, 2007)
the ancient ones
I went to a show at the school I work at last night and there was father and son performing some songs from the deep south on fiddle and something like a mandolin.To be honest If I could play half as well as they did I'd be exultant - the rythms and ambiences were just exquisite and you took you somwhere else spiritually - absolutely fascinated with hillbilly songs.Thanks scott
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Doadars Uncle said 4075 days ago (October 17th, 2007)
Great vocals!
This is a fun one! What a great idea. Is he based on someone you know? Nice production and changes.

Doug
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paddler said 4073 days ago (October 19th, 2007)
re
yes - every sunday I used to get on my bmx and go cycling down the country lanes and down one in particular just in the hope that I'd catch a glimpse of this guy.You used to find sticks and feathers placed in remote parts of the woodland (if you can call it remote in the West Midlands near Dudley (jon bonham/ozzy) left by the romanies to signify different things eg. 'dont go this way' or 'i was here' and such like

thanks doug
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Moviz said 4075 days ago (October 17th, 2007)
wo-hoh!
Love this. Great catchy beat and rhythms and the multi voices are great. Really go for this toe tapper style and love those instruments. Really enjoyed this. The pic too is tops, regards M
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paddler said 4070 days ago (October 22nd, 2007)
..
Thanks Maurice - love the new photo - you look like your at the moviez! I must admit it took me half the day to find that photo - glad it was worth it
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SmokeyVW said 4075 days ago (October 17th, 2007)
LOL
This tune is 100% fun.

& I love that accordian(?)!!

thanks
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paddler said 4070 days ago (October 22nd, 2007)
..
Smokey - you've always left great comments - I might have to spend some time finding some of your others as I remember you telling some stories here and there that I wouldnt mind reading again.Really appreciate it - Rich
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said 4074 days ago (October 18th, 2007)
Yeah!
Too freakin much! I love everything about this toe-tappin foot-stomper! Maajor kudos on this one RG!

Be well!
paddler said 4070 days ago (October 22nd, 2007)
yeah!
Michael - I really appreciate it - I'm heading for your songs again very soon! Cheers RG
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dolby said 4073 days ago (October 19th, 2007)
Great stuff
First song I've listened to of yours and am very impressed. One of those I'll file under 'you could learn something from this fella'. Loved the production - low key but interesting all the way trough. Good playing and a nice mix of instruments. And the low-down vocal is fab!

I believe I am now going to go away and listen to some of your other stuff -

Cheers,
Phil
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paddler said 4070 days ago (October 22nd, 2007)
phil
- and you did too - thats the highest praise anyone can get - yep theres plenty you might learn but its certainly not all roses.Enjoyed your songs will be back for more - cheers dalby! The world seems smaller since I noticed where your posting from for some reason..
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ziti said 4073 days ago (October 19th, 2007)
hehehehe
I effing LOVE this!!!

you are a remarkable fellow there paddler....this music exploded out of my speakers in an unexpectly wonderful way.

I am immensly impressed with your recordings

deepest bows to you!

z

happily in my car iPod for those rides to rehearsal.....

great!!!
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paddler said 4070 days ago (October 22nd, 2007)
cheers
ziti - becoming familiar with your name - time to get familiar with your music! Glad people see its funny side - its my funny side that mostly gets me into a whole lot of trouble
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bud said 4073 days ago (October 20th, 2007)
Brilliant!
If I had only one leg I'd be hopping mad for this tune.
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paddler said 4070 days ago (October 22nd, 2007)
believe it or not
- Ive only got one leg - and NOTHING ELSE! - it was a labor of love this song I can tell yer - strummin that thing with my foot
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moorlandt said 4072 days ago (October 20th, 2007)
original
This is sooo damned original... Splendid work!

-Walt
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willnlf said 4072 days ago (October 20th, 2007)
Great...
...driving folk song with a wonderful character. As a boy in Philly we lived on the edge of the urbanscape. Some ramshackle dwellings still survived just beyond the row houses. In one lived "the hermit," or so we neighborhood boys dubbed him. Hadn't thought of him in decades until I heard your song. Reminds me of the last verse in Morrison's "And it stoned me."

We saw the man from across the road with the sunshine in his eye Well he lived all alone in his own little home with a great big gallon jar There were bottles too one for me and you and he said Hey there you are.
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paddler said 4070 days ago (October 22nd, 2007)
great!
It gives me a strange satisfaction to know those characters pretty much live everywhere - maybe theres one in all of us.Great reference re: the doors - Thanks very much - heading over to your page soon!
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John Stebbe said 4072 days ago (October 20th, 2007)
Beverly
Sort of "The Beverly Hillbillies" on steroids! Also reminds me of the old folk song, Old Joe Clark.

This is real different from most MacJams tracks, and that's a treat. Guitars are just fantastic. Sounds like real harmonica (or concertina?). If it's not, it'll do! And do I hear a mandolin?

Love the little vocal breaks in the middle of the instrumental solo. Great idea!

This track would be great for the sequel of "Brother, Where Art Thou?"
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paddler said 4070 days ago (October 22nd, 2007)
re
You mention alot of names of things I've never heard of so until Ive found out what they are I'll assume its all good - thanks very much John!
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said 4071 days ago (October 21st, 2007)
Southern US sensibility
Odd that you aint from the south, but heck this is so original and and funky love the background notes on this song! GJ Pad
paddler said 4070 days ago (October 22nd, 2007)
South..
Thanks Tom - I dont know how to type in accents so I'll just say,chalks away old chap - jolly good show dont you know - wot ho? Appreciate it!
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Rebsie said 4070 days ago (October 22nd, 2007)
Blimey
Completely nuts. I love it.
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paddler said 4070 days ago (October 22nd, 2007)
..
I couldn't have chosen a more accurate description of my life er I mean this song myself.Thanks Rebsie
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Doug Somers said 4067 days ago (October 25th, 2007)
I'm gobsmacked
by this one. A raving good time. Inspired arrangement with the energy of a room full of stomping feet! Wow!

Thanks,
Doug
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damiengh said 4047 days ago (November 14th, 2007)
It's all been said
This was very enjoyable. Could hear this behind a movie scene of the whole comedic event. The energy level is high and very enthusiastic.

Nice one here.
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spiritbear7 said 3728 days ago (September 28th, 2008)
Joe Boney
Thanx Pad, I thought I was the only "joe boney" in existance,Cool song .........Joe Boney
Sudra said 3281 days ago (December 19th, 2009)
Tap, tap, tap, tap....
...that's my foot when it's happy. Fun song.
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davisamerica said 1152 days ago (October 18th, 2015)
Still
Too much fun! Revisited and commenting!
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Folk-rock is a musical genre, combining elements of folk music and rock music. In the original and narrowest sense, the term referred to a genre that arose in the United States and Canada around the mid-1960s. The sound was epitomized by tight vocal

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