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Hondells "Little Honda"

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Little Honda – Mercury 1964

A lot of surf, hot rod and dragster related music was played at the old Twisted Wheel. Examples were: “Little Honda” by the Hondells, GTO by Ronnie and The Daytoners, Bucket T, Jan and Dean and the Beach Boys did lots of similar stuff. In fact it was Brian Wilson that wrote Little Honda for the Hondells. Roger Eagle the Club’s DJ would run hot and cold on this music style. Always a fan of the Beach Boys, sometimes he would refuse to play requests for some of the others, such as the Surfin’ Bird which he detested.

Producer Gary Usher put together session men to record the track and great ones too – featured ace guitarists Glen Campbell and Richie Podolor, as well as drummer Hal Blaine.

Song Lyrics:  LITTLE HONDA – The Hondells

I’m gonna wake you up early
Cause I’m gonna take a ride with you
We’re going down to the Honda shop
I’ll tell you what we’re gonna do
Put on a ragged sweatshirt
I’ll take you anywhere you want me to

First gear (Honda Honda) it’s alright (faster faster)
Second gear (little Honda Honda) I lean right (faster faster)
Third gear (Honda Honda) hang on tight (faster faster)
Faster it’s alright

It’s not a big motorcycle
Just a groovy little motorbike
It’s more fun that a barrel of monkeys
That two wheel bike
We’ll ride on out of the town
To any place I know you like

First gear (Honda Honda) it’s alright (faster faster)
Second gear (little Honda Honda) I lean right (faster faster)
Third gear (Honda Honda) hang on tight (faster faster)
Faster it’s alright

It climbs the hills like a matchless
Cause my Honda’s built really light
When I go into the turns
Lean [Tilt] with me and hang on tight
I better turn on the lights
So we can ride my Honda tonight

First gear (Honda Honda) it’s alright (faster faster)
Second gear (little Honda Honda) I lean right (faster faster)
Third gear (Honda Honda) hang on tight (faster faster)
Faster it’s alright

First gear (Honda Honda) it’s alright (faster faster)
Second gear (little Honda Honda) I lean right (faster faster)
Third gear (Honda Honda) hang on tight (faster faster)
Faster it’s alright

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