Our Ride~Dec '08~AND~ '1952 Vincent Black Lightning'
My husband will have a fit that I put this version of this motorcycle song on instead of Del McCoury's.
Richard Thompson ~ '1952 Vincent Black Lightning'
ARTIST: Richard Thompson
TITLE: 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 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 this 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
We went over to visit my sis and BIL for a little bit, and to exchange presents with them!
It was the first time I had ridden in several months and I enjoyed it a lot! It was like I had never taken a break from riding; it felt very comfortable and FUN!!
The weather was perfect for riding and the sky was that superb blue that we usually have here in Florida this time of year!
LOL- pictures to show of this trip are sparse...it was a very short trip, after all! My sis was enduring a cold at that time so we didn't want to get pics of any of us, there, that day!
Here are a few of Charles and me as we were starting out from home... :) - and the usual ones of me riding!
OH! And one of our beautiful blue sky!