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Lyr Req: Just for Kicks (Mike Sarne)

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Ferret 13 Oct 03 - 03:40 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Just For Kicks
From: Ferret
Date: 13 Oct 03 - 03:40 PM

Lyr request: JUST FOR KICKS

I have been trying to find an old rocker song from the 60's called "Just For Kicks"
I've had no luck on the net or the D.T. can any one help

The only lyrics I can remember are,
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If there's one thing that I like it's a burn up on my bike,
A burn up on my bikes is what I like

When we see a little scooter we bib him with our hotter,
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That's all I can remember can any one help, I no it's not allot to go on

It's not a masterpiece, but it is a good example 60's youth culture.

All the best ferret


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Subject: Lyr Add: JUST FOR KICKS (Mike Sarne)
From: Sorcha
Date: 14 Oct 03 - 12:24 PM

JUST FOR KICKS
(Mike Sarne)
MIKE SARNE (PARLOPHONE R 4974, 1963)

If there's one thing that I like
It's a burn up on my bike
A burn up with a bird up on my bike
Now the M1 ain't much fun
Till you try and do a ton
A burn up on my bike, that's what I like

Just for kicks, I ride all through the night
My bird hangs on in fright
When I do the ton for kicks

When my bird decides to turn up
I'm off to have a burn up
A burn up with a bird up on my bike
When I pass a little scooter
I blast him with my hooter
A burn up on my bike, that's what I like

Just for kicks, I ride all through the night
My bird hangs on in fright
When I do the ton for kicks

We meet the other ton-up boys at Fred's Cave every night
We just drop in to see the birds and sometimes have a bite
We spend a couple of hours just tunin' our machines
With our black leather jackets and our oily greasy jeans

If there's one thing that I like
It's a burn up on my bike
A burn up with a bird up on my bike
Now the M1 ain't much fun
Till you try and do a ton
A burn up on my bike, that's what I like

Just for kicks, I ride all through the night
My bird hangs on in fright
When I do the ton for kicks

Just for kicks, I ride all through the night
My bird hangs on in fright
When I do the ton for kicks

Also recorded by Black Cat (EP For Rockers Only)

Note: Use of the word "ton" for 100 has been around for at least 40 years - with "the ton-up boys" on their cafe racers, "doing the ton" all referring to achieving 100mph.

See also this thread.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Just For Kicks
From: Ferret
Date: 14 Oct 03 - 03:01 PM

Many thanks for the lyrics Sorcha much appreciated.

All the best ferret


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Just For Kicks
From: GUEST,OldSoak
Date: 10 Apr 05 - 10:29 PM

Cripes. Finally! After all these years. Been looking for the lyrics to this song forever, it seems. First heard it from a dyspeptic, ex-pat Brit headmaster at a private school in Canada. He usd to fly down Highway 2 on his motorcycle in full cap and gown (helmets weren't then mandatory), scaring the bejesus out of the locals.

Next skill-testing question: Does anyone know a chord progression for this song? I can fake the versus and chorus, but I really don't remember how the bridge goes. I do recall that 'cafe' is pronounced 'kafe' but that's about it.


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Subject: Chords Add: JUST FOR KICKS (Mike Sarne)
From: GUEST,Plug
Date: 29 Apr 05 - 09:12 AM

Ok - off the top of my head how about this, in 4-4 time:

If there's (C)one thing that I like
It's a (F)burn up on my bike
A (C)burn up with a bird up on my (G)bike
Now the (C)M1 ain't much fun
Till you (F)try and do a ton
A (C)burn up on my (G)bike, that's what I (C)like
Just for (D)kicks, I ride all through the (G)night
My (D)bird hangs on in (G)fright
When I (A)do the ton for (D)kicks (D4)(D)

This is just an idea and I've no guitar to try it on but I think if nothing else it'll provide something to work from.

I also think there's a line missing between "ride all through the night" and "my bird hangs on". I think it was something like "and sometimes we even have a fight" but it's many years since I heard the record or met Dumpy so I forget.

Hope this helps.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Just for Kicks (Mike Sarne)
From: GUEST
Date: 01 May 05 - 10:24 AM

Sorry - got it wrong. No missing line.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Just for Kicks (Mike Sarne)
From: GUEST,Crusty Snippets
Date: 25 Oct 08 - 07:48 PM

That sound right to me. The line that goes " A burn up on my bike, that's what I like " he pronounces what as wot in a cokney style.
Also I recall the line " We meet the other ton-up boys at Fred's Cave " as Fred's place.
Another classic from Mike Sarne is " Come outside "
Crusty


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Just for Kicks (Mike Sarne)
From: GUEST,Cargy
Date: 20 May 18 - 07:59 AM

I see this lyric all over the net, and it drives me bonkers;

'Ee's a cockney, innee?! So it's not "Fred's CAVE" ev'ry night! It's "Fred's CAFE", pronounced "CAYFE" like the word "safe" but with an "c" instead of an "s".

It anin't 'ard, narmean?!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Just for Kicks (Mike Sarne)
From: GUEST,Mick Pearce (MCP)
Date: 20 May 18 - 08:14 AM

Not to mention I ride all froo the night

I see in the other thread linked above one version avoided Fred's Cafe altogether by going to The White Swan!

Mick


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