Bike Ride to the Moon

(Sir John Johns)

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Recordings
Art
Lyrics
Chords and Tablature
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Recordings

  1. Album version, 2'24.
    Recorded as The Dukes of Stratosphear.
    Released on 25 O'Clock.

  2. Demo version, 1'32.
    Released in September 2004 on Fuzzy Warbles Volume Six in the U.K.
    Also released on 9 April 2009 on 25 O'Clock in the U.K.

    Andy: “If you look from the left hand side of our hand-painted VW Camper you'll notice we've entered the garish ghetto of Dukes demos. Kicking off with that Barrettesque pantomime of punctured pan-galactic pedal pushing ‘Bike Ride To The Moon’. Recorded in the tiny front box room that a now lanky teenage Harry barely fits into. Of course then he was just a twinkle in his dad's Balzac.”

Art

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Lyrics

Push me off to start the fun
On a bike ride to the moon
Lots of room for everyone
On a bike ride to the moon

And we'll bring back cheese for my Auntie Jane
And some magic moon dust that'll stop the rain
On my poor Uncle Alfred's head, even though he stays in bed (silly Alfred)

Why not bring a pot of tea
On a bike ride to the moon
Angel cake for you and me
On a bike ride to the moon

And we'll pack a tent 'case it's cold at night
And I'll share your sleeping bag if I might
And might be a positive boon
To protect you from the man in the moon (Who happens to be me, look out!)

Racing forward can't look back
On a bike ride to the moon
What did I omit to pack
On a bike ride to the moon?

With the stars all glinting in the shiny Chrome
Then I suddenly remembered what I left at home
Now I shan't be peddling any higher
'Cos a sharp sputnik has given me a cosmic flat tyre

© 1985 Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.


Chords and Tablature

Date: Sat, 28 Nov 1998 18:20:38 +0000
From: Tim Harris <wordsrus (at) wordsrus dot demon dot co dot uk>
Subject: chords for Bike Ride To The Moon
Message-ID: <z5IXhHA27DY2Ew1P (at) wordsrus dot demon dot co dot uk>


Bike Ride to the Moon

(instrumental over some kind of 9th?) F9

G              C         G
Push me off to start the fun
                      Eb
On a bike ride to the moon
G                C    G
Lots of room for everyone
                      Eb
On a bike ride to the moon
D                                      G
    And we'll bring back cheese for my Auntie Jane
D                                   G
   And some magic moon dust that'll stop the rain
      F                   Em                            D
On my poor Uncle Alfred's head, even though he stays in bed (silly Alfred)

Why not bring a pot of tea
On a bike ride to the moon
Angel cake for you and me
On a bike ride to the moon
And we'll pack a tent 'case it's cold at night
And I'll share your sleeping bag if I might
And might be a positive boon
To protect you from the man in the moon (Who happens to be me, look out!)

F9                               G9

A              D          A
Racing forward can't look back
                      F
On a bike ride to the moon
A          D       A
What did I omit to pack
                      F
On a bike ride to the moon?
E                                    A
  With the stars all glinting in the shiny Chrome
E                                     A             (slow down)
    Then I suddenly remembered what I left at home
      G                      F#m
Now I shan't be peddling any higher
       F                                        E
'Cos a sharp sputnik has given me a cosmic flat tyre

--
Tim Harris

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