“The Bicycle”


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"


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

Cross references


  • Tom Lenihan, "The Bicycle" (on IRTLenihan01)


  1. Munnelly/Deasy-Lenihan 43, "The Bicycle" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #5233
  3. BI, RcThBicy


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1984 (Munnelly/Deasy-Lenihan)
Found in: Ireland