Darryl Purpose

Mr. Schwinn

Mr. Schwinn

 

Mr Schwinn
©1999 Darryl Purpose – Gamblers Grace Music and Robert Morgan Fisher -Extended Family Music

Mr Schwinn was as thin as a pelican’s grin
And I took him my bike when the wheel wouldn’t spin
When the wheel wouldn’t spin and the gear wouldn’t shift
For fixing a bike, the man had a gift

They were stashed in the back of his waterfront shack
His and her bikes, perfectly matched
Perfectly matched like a groom and a bride
waiting to take their honeymoon ride

CHORUS:
He said, “One of these bikes is more than a twin”
As he pumped up the tires and polished the rim
I’m savin’ it for my Mrs Schwinn

Yes the wires and the tires filled me with desire
And the sprockets and streamers were truly admired
Were truly admired by all kinds of folks
Who watched as he carefully tightened the spokes

Yes the chrome really shone but if truth be known
At the end of the day he went home alone
Yes he went home alone by way of the pier
And he watched the tide turn and the sun disappear

CHORUS:
He said, “One of these bikes is more than a twin”
As he oiled the chain and polished the rim
I’m savin’ it for my Mrs Schwinn

Instrumental Verse

CHORUS:
He said, “One of these bikes is more than a twin”
As he tested the brakes and polished the rim
I’m savin’ it for my Mrs Schwinn

Yesterday was the day that I heard someone say
That the man at the bicycle shop passed away
Mr Schwinn passed away and my wife and I cried
‘Cause he never did take that honeymoon ride

‘Twas with grim discipline that the town buried him
And the gravestone revealed that his name wasn’t Schwinn
But I’ll tell you with pride
He gave me the groom and my wife, the bride

Mr Schwinn was as thin as a pelican’s grin
And I took him my bike when the wheel wouldn’t spin
When the wheel wouldn’t spin or the gear wouldn’t shift
For fixing a bike the man had a gift

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