DESCRIPTION: Singer bought a beautiful bicycle "I ran right in to an old, old woman, I nearly mangled a kid." A crowd destroyed his bicycle. The destruction is described, step by step. "I'm damned if I'll ride again"
EARLIEST DATE: 1984 (Munnelly/Deasy-Lenihan)
KEYWORDS: violence humorous nonballad technology injury
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Munnelly/Deasy-Lenihan 43, "The Bicycle" (1 text, 1 tune)
Tom Lenihan, "The Bicycle" (on IRTLenihan01)
cf. "The Gol-Darned Wheel" (theme)
NOTES [45 words]: Munnelly/Deasy-Lenihan: "March 2nd, 1984. 'I got it from my sister Mary that came home from America 45 years ago. She got it in America. That's where that came from, Tom. ... I never sung it no place because I didn't ever get much sense, you know, in the bloody thing." - BS
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