Arlo Guthrie - The Motorcycle Song Lyrics

Arlo Guthrie Alice's Restaurant cover art
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[Chorus]
I don't want a pickle
Just want to ride on my motorcycle
And I don't want a tickle
'Cause I'd rather ride on my motorcycle
And I don't want to die
I just want to ride on my motorcycle

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:

[Chorus]

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:

[Chorus]
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Alice’s Restaurant Massacree
  • 2 Chilling of the Evening
  • 3 Ring-Around-a-Rosy Rag
  • 4 Now and Then
  • 5 I’m Going Home
  • 6 The Motorcycle Song
  • 7 Highway in the Wind


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Arlo Guthrie
    album: Track 6 in album Alice's Restaurant
    release date: 1967
    popularity : 96 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Classic Rock/Folk/Folk Rock
    length: 2:51
    composer: Arlo Guthrie
    lyricist: Arlo Guthrie
    Album Information
    label: Reprise Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin