On a balmy summer night in the 1980s, driving home from a club meeting in Malvern, top down and basking in the light of a full moon, Doug was simply lovin' it. Why wouldn't you? He started humming to himself and by the time he reached home in Mooroolbark the better part of Moking There & Moking Back was done and dusted. Beethoven provided the melody and the universe inspired the lyrics.

In the Club's 50th year Mark was inspired to create the musical arrangement and MP3 recording so Moke Owners out there, wherever they are, can sing the praises of our fun little car.

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Moking There & Moking Back
Lyrics: Doug Williams 2L
Backing Track: Mark Radford 180L
Melody: Ludwig Beethoven Ode To Joy

Verse 1
In my Moke I find my spirit
Singing out a song of joy.
I'm released from worldly pressures
Like a young kid with a toy.
Driving inland, driving highway,
In the street or down the track,
I rejoice in simple pleasures;
Moking there and Moking back.

Verse 2
In my Moke I feel the breezes
Whistling round my neck and ears.
Engine revving, curtains flapping
As I change up through the gears.
Others in their shiny capsules
Want for nothing, but they lack
My delight in simple pleasures;
Moking there and Moking back.

Verse 3
In my Moke I'm not alone,
I'm in a club of special folk.
Mokees all with common int'rest;
Different from the normal bloke.
Swapping parts and swapping yarns
These men and women have the knack
Of enjoying simple pleasures;
Moking there and Moking back.

Driving inland, driving highway,
In the street or down the track,
I rejoice in simple pleasures;
Moking there and Moking back.

 

 

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Write new verses to record club events and send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to have them published on this page. It's easy and fun to do. See examples below.

New Verses

New verse for Mark's Bush Trip 29/09/1990

In my Moke when Mark is leading
I learn how to turn around.
Moking forward, doing U-turns,
Driving on the same old ground.
I'm not saying he can't read maps
Or that he can't find the track.
He just loves to keep us ever
Moking there and Moking back!

Doug. Williams, MOA 2L

New verse for Easter 2006 National Muster

Forty years of Aussie Moking
brought us all to Shepparton.
Mustering was a such a bash
it could become a tradition.
Folk from every part of Australia,
NZ and England joined the pack,
Stories shared with common theme of
Moking there and Moking back!

Doug. Williams, MOA 2L

New verse for Moken up the Middle 31/05 - 20/06/2008

In our Mokes we drove to Alice
with a bunch of guys and girls.
We drove north through Oodnadatta.
Rocks and sand and dusty swirls.
Camping out and climbing canyons,
travelling as a Mokee pack.
All who asked were told that we were
Moking there and Moking back!

Doug. Williams, MOA 2L

Come on folks. Surely Doug isn't the only lyricist in this club of many talents. Your space awaits below.

MOA Details

Moke Owners Association of Victoria

P.O. Box 3010

Nunawading VIC 3131

Reg. No. A0001466M

Members Area