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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Penny Farthing

Penny Farthing
words and music by Lloyd Miller (c)(p)2011
arrangement by Ari Dolegowski, Chris Johnson, Ely Levin, and Lloyd Miller

appears on Strange Dees, Indeed by the Deedle Deedle Dees (release date: October 31, 2011) 

The little little wheel is called Penny
The big big wheel is called Mr Farthing
Riding through the countryside
We sit way on top

Ridin' through the countryside
We push the pedals and sit way on top
Careful of a sudden stop
Over the handlebars
Come a cropper
Fall on your head
Start all over again

Written for our bicycle-themed variety show in November 2010 at the Knitting Factory. The penny farthing is a dangerous cousin of the bicycle, a vehicle likely to send its rider over the handlebars.

Who does what on "Penny Farthing"
Booker Dee (Chris Johnson): piano, lead vocals
Moby Dee (Ari Dolegowski): electric guitar
Otto von Dee (Ely Levin): drums, bicycle sound effects
Ulysses S. Dee (Lloyd Miller): upright bass
Dean Jones: recording, mixing