Raise your lighter — or your cell phone, I guess

Am I the only person who thinks we lost something in switching from holding up fire to holding up electronic devices? Okay, then.

I’m going to wave my arms and sing along either way.  Y’all can do what you like.

 

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 favorite color scheme

And he pulled her on behind

And down to Box Hill 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’ve 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

Then I’ll give you my Vincent to ride

 

Come down, come down Red Molly, called Sergeant McRae

For they’ve taken young James Adie for armed robbery

Shotgun blast hit his chest, left nothing inside

Oh, come 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

And said I’ll give you my Vincent to ride

 

Says James, in my opinion, there’s nothing in the world

Beats a 52 Vincent and a red headed girl

Now Nortons and Indians and Greeveses won’t do

They don’t have a soul like a Vincent 52

He reached for her hand and he slipped her the keys

He said I’ve got no further use for these

I see angels on Ariels in leather and chrome

Swooping down from heaven to carry me home

And he gave her one last kiss and died

And he gave her his Vincent to ride

 

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Posted on June 17, 2011, in Friday Headbanging. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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