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"Merkx/Record 10" - a musical interlude(3 posts)

"Merkx/Record 10" - a musical interludetheBreeze
Apr 21, 2003 10:08 AM
We all have a way of distracting or motivating ourselves during long or hard solo rides. I sing, loudly. Luckily no one is around to hear. Often I find myself making up new lyrics. This is one I've been working on a while, it all came together about halfway through a 5 mile climb on Sat. So here is "Merkx with Record 10", to the tune of
"Mercedes Benz" with apologies to Janis Joplin.

Oh Lord won't you buy me a Merkx with Record 10.
My friends all ride Litespeeds, I must make amends.
Rode hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends.
Oh Lord won't you buy me a Merkx with Record 10.

Oh Lord won't you give me OLN on TV.
Phil Liggit and Paul Sherwin are trying to find me.
Le Tour ain't the same without old Bobke.
Oh Lord won't you give me OLN on TV.

Oh Lord I've been ridin' alone for too long.
My Gatorade's empty, please fill my bottles full.
Prove that you love me and take the next pull.
Oh Lord I've been ridin' alone for too long.

(everybody!)

Oh Lord won't you buy me a Merkx with Record 10.
My friends all ride Litespeeds, I must make amends.
Rode hard all my lifetime, no help from my friends.
Oh Lord won't you buy me a Merkx with Record 10.

ride on! :)
re: "Merkx/Record 10" - a musical interludeSteve98501
Apr 21, 2003 10:43 AM
Thanks for sharing. I'm a Joplin fan, so I'll remember this next time I'm huffing and puffing up a climb.
Do you mind if I substitute Chorus for Record??roadmeister
Apr 21, 2003 6:09 PM
LOL, coincidentally, I just bought a Merckx with Chorus 10
(pics in a few days), and your song will pop into my head on my next ride, I'm sure. "Rode hard all my lifetime,no help from my friends"....great lyrics, how true! Don't mind those folks staring at you while you belt one out...they wouldn't understand, anyway. Rock on...........