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Duration: 2:57 (Tim P. Ryan) 
Release Date: 1967  (sav-man) 
Lyrics By: Arlo Guthrie (sav-man) 
Music By: Arlo Guthrie (sav-man) 
Produced By: Fred Hellerman (sav-man) 
Released By: Reprise Records (sav-man) 
Published By: Appleseed Music Inc. (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Licensing: ASCAP  #430185267 
  • The live version has a funny monologue in the middle with Arlo explaining "the significance of the pickle." (sav-man)
  • The second version was recorded live and released on Arlo's 1968 album ARLO. (sav-man)
  • Two versions of this song exist. This entry refers to the original "studio" version, from Arlo's debut album ALICE'S RESTAURANT. (sav-man)
  • Song Lyrics:
    I don't want a pickle
    Just want to ride on my motorsickle
    And I don't want a tickle
    'Cause I'd rather ride on my motorsickle
    And I don't want to die
    I just want to ride on my motorcy...cle

    It was late last night the other day
    I thought I'd go up and see Ray
    So l went up and I saw Ray
    There was only one thing Ray could say, was:


    Just last week I was on my bike
    I run into a friend named Mike
    Run into my friend named Mike
    Mike no longer has a bike. He cries:

    (I B Emerson)
    Current Rating 10.0 (2 votes)
    Song Images:
    Messages about the song: "The Motorcycle Song"
    Captain Wayne   Offline  -  Site Owner  -  08-09-12 05:17 PM  -  11 years ago
    Tim P. Ryan   Offline  -  Participant, MP3  -  07-13-12 01:49 PM  -  11 years ago
    The mp3 sample needs to be replace from a live version of the song to the studio recording on Alice's Restaurant.
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