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Lyr Req: Just for Kicks (from Mike Sarne)

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28 Feb 99 - 07:35 PM
Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca 28 Feb 99 - 07:45 PM
Wotcha 28 Feb 99 - 08:30 PM
Will (inactive) 28 Feb 99 - 08:55 PM
28 Feb 99 - 09:45 PM
Gene 01 Mar 99 - 12:49 AM
RWilhelm 01 Mar 99 - 08:44 AM
Martin _Ryan 01 Mar 99 - 11:23 AM
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Subject: Motorcycle song lyrics
From:
Date: 28 Feb 99 - 07:35 PM

Song I learned (and have since forgotten) in the mid1960s that went something like this:

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 'Til you try and do the ton A burn up with my bird that's what I like.

All I know about the song is that it was British (obviously) and involved the clash between Mods and Rockers that was going on over there in 1960s

Thanks for any help


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Subject: RE: Motorcycle song lyrics
From: Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca
Date: 28 Feb 99 - 07:45 PM

The Who, off of Quadrophinia (sic)?


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Subject: RE: Motorcycle song lyrics
From: Wotcha
Date: 28 Feb 99 - 08:30 PM

Chris Spedding did a pre-punk (1975) one-off song called "Motor Bikin' " that appeared on his 1976 album ("Chris Spedding," RAK/EMI label). But it is not what you are looking for though.


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Subject: RE: Motorcycle song lyrics
From: Will (inactive)
Date: 28 Feb 99 - 08:55 PM

Tim, I don't think its on Quadrophenia. It doesn't ring any bells and a quick skim of the lyrics in the CD liner notes doesn't add any chimes.

Continuing the elimination process, it's not Arlo Guthrie, either ("I don't want a pickle, just wanna ride on my motor-cickle").


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Subject: RE: Motorcycle song lyrics
From:
Date: 28 Feb 99 - 09:45 PM

In the mid-1950s a rock group, THE CHEERS, had a song titled (something like) "He Wore Black Denim Trousers" or "the Terror of HiWay 101", whatever.

The chorus went (again somehing like) "He wore a black denim trousers and motorcycle boots/And a black leater jacket with an eagle on the back./He rode a hopped up cycle [short Y] that took off like a gun/That fool was the terror of Highway 101."

Bert Convy, later a TV game show host, was a Cheer.--John (not Jon)


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Subject: RE: Motorcycle song lyrics
From: Gene
Date: 01 Mar 99 - 12:49 AM

Click - * HERE *
to listen to a recording...


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Subject: RE: Motorcycle song lyrics
From: RWilhelm
Date: 01 Mar 99 - 08:44 AM

Not to get too far of track but "He Wore Black Denim Trousers" was also covered by Edith Piaf.


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Subject: RE: Motorcycle song lyrics
From: Martin _Ryan
Date: 01 Mar 99 - 11:23 AM

In the dark recesses of my brain, I hear a cockney voice singing this one. It wasn't (early) Joe Cocker, but it was somepone not a million miles away, in style, I think.

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Subject: RE: Motorcycle song lyrics
From: Tim Jaques tjaques@netcom.ca
Date: 01 Mar 99 - 07:16 PM

The song I am thinking of by The Who starts, I think, "Some men think I'm green/I've seen things you've never seen" blah blah,I'll take on anyone/ Ain't scared of a bloody nose. The lyrics above seem to fit the tune as I remember it.

Dr. somebody and Mr. Somebody or other? It has been many many years since I have heard Quadrophenia. Certainly the album is about Mods and Rockers.


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Subject: RE: Motorcycle song lyrics
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Date: 01 Mar 99 - 08:56 PM

Earl--I would truly love to hear Edith Piaf's version of "Black Denim Trousers" if it is the same song. Seems it would be a hoot to hear-and I don't mean hootennanny. Do you know where it might be found?---John (not Jon)


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Subject: RE: Motorcycle song lyrics
From: The Shambles
Date: 02 Mar 99 - 03:12 AM

The song I remember being sung in the early 60s by Joe Brown, he of the spiky hair and a great musician as well, but if it was the original version, I'm not sure.


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Subject: RE: Motorcycle song lyrics
From: Martin _Ryan
Date: 02 Mar 99 - 06:24 AM

Shambles

Dead on! Joe Brown and the Bruvvers - not Joe Cocker!

Regards


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Subject: RE: Motorcycle song lyrics
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 02 Mar 99 - 11:49 AM

My wife, a reformed Brit, says she thinks it was originally done by Mike Sarne (?)


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Subject: RE: Motorcycle song lyrics
From: Martin Ryan
Date: 02 Mar 99 - 12:24 PM

EJ

She might well be right! Same era, certainly.

Regards


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Subject: RE: Motorcycle song lyrics
From: Bert
Date: 02 Mar 99 - 12:53 PM

'a reformed Brit'? Didn't think that was possible. Perhaps there's hope for me yet.

Bert.


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Subject: RE: Motorcycle song lyrics
From: The Shambles
Date: 02 Mar 99 - 02:05 PM

Mike Sarne I think it was. He also did one called 'Come Outside', which was in the same style.


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Subject: RE: Motorcycle song lyrics
From: Adam II
Date: 02 Mar 99 - 03:51 PM

Is this the song with the lyric: "I jus wanna ride, on my moter cy"


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Subject: RE: Motorcycle song lyrics
From: RLP - Original questionner
Date: 02 Mar 99 - 10:19 PM

No, it's not The Cheer song, nor The Who, nor Arlo Guthrie (who did the just want to ride on my motorcy-cle) nor Bob Dylan's Motorcycle Nightmare. It was, however, definitely British, definitely mid-60s when I heard it. To all of you who replied, thanx very much. Still would be interested in the lyrics, tho ...


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Subject: RE: Motorcycle song lyrics
From: RWilhelm
Date: 04 Mar 99 - 09:58 AM

jon hindsill, I haven't actually heard the Edith Piaf version but it is available in a CD boxed set called "30th Anniversaire." It is mentioned in the liner notes of the Leiber & Stoller compilation called "There's a Riot Going On!" (which includes the Cheers' version.) She titled it "L'Homme A La Moto" and supposedly sang it very seriously.


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Subject: RE: Motorcycle song lyrics
From: katlaughing
Date: 05 Mar 99 - 12:14 AM

Just read a motorcycle joke: Seen on the back of a biker's jacket, "If you can read this, my girlfriend fell off".


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Subject: RE: Motorcycle song lyrics
From: dwditty
Date: 05 Mar 99 - 05:48 AM

John Simon, who produced many Band albums along with Cyrkle (Red Rubber Ball), issued a couple of albums circa 1970, One contained a song called Motorcyle Man. I will dig out the lyrics to post to this thread over the weekend.

dw


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Subject: RE: Motorcycle song lyrics
From: GUEST,camper
Date: 24 Aug 02 - 02:31 PM

This song was composed by Lieber and Stoller (sp?) and was a hit in French for Edith Piaf!


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Subject: RE: Motorcycle song lyrics
From: Herga Kitty
Date: 24 Aug 02 - 05:04 PM

Anyone got the words for the very tasteless Teenage Cremation? (I used to, but carelessly mislaid them).

Kitty


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Subject: RE: Motorcycle song lyrics
From: Fortunato
Date: 24 Aug 02 - 07:06 PM

Arlo sang:

" Said, I don't want a pickle,

Just want to ride my motorcycle,

And I don't want a tickle,

Just want to ride my motorcycle,

And I don't wanna die,

Just want to ride my motor....cy."


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Subject: RE: Motorcycle song lyrics
From: The Shambles
Date: 24 Aug 02 - 07:14 PM

Just for Kicks


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Subject: RE: Motorcycle song lyrics
From: The Shambles
Date: 24 Aug 02 - 07:18 PM

Going Up The Ace


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Subject: RE: Motorcycle song lyrics
From: pavane
Date: 25 Aug 02 - 04:21 AM

Did the original query get a positive reply? I'm pretty sure it was Mike Sarne.


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Subject: RE: Motorcycle song lyrics
From: The Shambles
Date: 25 Aug 02 - 07:32 AM

See the link to 'Just for Kicks', which is the title of the song requested. Eventually..........


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Subject: RE: Motorcycle song lyrics
From: Amos
Date: 25 Aug 02 - 09:33 AM

Wandering among the motorcycle brigades in a tourist town yesterday I began the definitive motorcycle song, but it will probably never be finished. It begins:

"My Harley is my woman
And my lady's just a friend...."

and goes on from there.

Ya gotta love them knights of the road for verve!

A


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Just for Kicks (Mike Sarne)
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Dec 07 - 06:10 AM

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 'Til you try and do the ton A burn up with my bird that's what I like.

song done by Mike Sarne 1963


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Subject: Lyr Add: JUST FOR KICKS (Mike Sarne)
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 10 Sep 09 - 07:07 PM

found this while looking up bike lyrics for a funeral - only 2 years too late guys.

Just for kicks was written in 1963 by a bloke called Mike Sarne.
Here are all the words.


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


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Just for Kicks (from Mike Sarne)
From: GUEST,petew
Date: 23 Jan 11 - 03:48 PM

I was living in England (circa 1962) when this song was very popular on the airwaves.   we (kids) used to sing it all the time -- very funny when sung in the local accent ;

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 the White Swan 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


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