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Penny Music Lyrics

from Missing Links 3

"Penny Music" is track #4 on the album Missing Links 3. It was written by Weinstein, Bobby / Leonard, Michael J.
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Throw a penny from the window
Watch an old man play a song
On a twenty dollar violin
He bought before the war

Though he screeches and he scratches
And the notes are always wrong
But he plays like he's in concert
On the street outside my door

Tunes to suit your fancy
Are there any requests?
I'll play them for a penny
(Play them penny music, play them for a penny)
And not a penny less

He's the local virtuoso
It's his only way of life
Plays ninety-seven overtures
And goes home to his wife

In the quiet of the evening
While his frozen fingers bleed
He counts pennies on a blanket
To supply his meager need

Tunes to suit your fancy
Are there any requests?
I'll play them for a penny
(Play them penny music, play them for a penny)
And not a penny less

When there's frost upon the pumpkin
In the weakness of the sun
People stand there in the cold
Until his symphony is done

In the early gray of morning
He's sure to come around
You can hear him through the window
When the pennies hit the ground

Tunes to suit your fancy
Are there any requests?
I'll play them for a penny
(Play them penny music, play them for a penny)
And not a penny less

They're playing penny music
Playing penny music
They're playing penny music
Playing penny music
Playing penny music

Songwriters
Weinstein, Bobby / Leonard, Michael J

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Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

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