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1952 Vincent Black Lightning

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by mattb, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. #1 mattb, Oct 22, 2007
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    Here's a beautiful song to shed a tear to:

    Richard Thompson - 1952 Vincent Black Lightning

    Said Red Molly to James, that's a fine motorbike
    A girl could feel special on any such like
    Said James to Red Molly,
    Well my hat's off to you
    It's a Vincent Black Lightning 1952
    And I've seen you at the corners and cafes, it seems
    Red hair and black leather
    My favourite colour scheme
    And he pulled her on behind
    And down to Boxhill they did ride
    Said James to Red Molly, here's a ring for your right hand
    But I'll tell you in earnest,
    I'm a dangerous man
    I've fought with the law since I was seventeen
    I robbed many a man to get my Vincent machine
    Now I'm 21 years, I might make 22
    And I don't mind dying, but for the love of you
    and if fate should break my stride
    I'll give you my Vincent to ride
    Come down, come down, Red Molly
    Called Seargeant McRae
    For they've taken young James Adie for armed robbery
    Shotgun blast hit his chest
    Left nothing inside
    coome down, Red Molly to his dying bedside
    When she came to the hospital
    There wasn't much left
    He was running out of road
    He was running out of breath
    But he smiled to see her cry
    Said I'll give you my Vincent to ride
    Said young James, in my opinion,
    There's nothing in this world
    Beats a '52 Vincent and a red-headed girl
    Now Nortons and Indians and Greeves won't do
    They don't have a soul like a Vincent '52
    He reached for her hand and he gave her the keys
    He said I don't have any further use for these
    I see angels on ariels in leather and chrome
    Swooping down from heaven to carry me home
    He gave her one last kiss and died
    And he gave her his Vincent to ride
  2. This gets a fair bit of airplay on RRR over the weekends. Normally makes me change my plans and go riding...
  3. Was it a Vincent or a Brough Superior that T. E. gay Lawrence lost his life on?
  4. Brough Superior
  5. Take a look at the link in my signature...
  6. I did, great read (but he still a bloody pillow biter)
  7. Thanks Mattb; good read. I like Lawrence better now.
  8. #9 mattb, Oct 24, 2007
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