Ukelele Ike & His One Wheeled Bike

Photo Huw Sperryn

I’m Ukulele Ike on my one wheeled bike,

Unicycling down the road.

I’m Ukulele Ike on my one wheeled bike,

Ukuleling as I go.

 

Some people take the train,

Some people catch the bus,

Some people take the plane,

But I don’t like the fuss.

I prefer to take my time,

Although I do not stroll.

Upon my vehicle I climb

And down the hill I roll.

(Please do not impede my velocipede!)

 

I’m Ukulele Ike on my one wheeled bike,

Pedalling around the globe.

I’m Ukulele Ike on my one wheeled bike,

Travelling along the road.

 

Harmonicas in helicopters,

Dulcimers on double-deckers.

Caravanettes? Clarinets!

Magic carpets? Castanets!

Trombones on a tractor,

Oboes on an ’orse.

Gongs on a gondola,

I endorse all this of course.

(My mode of travel I’ve got sorted,

By my music I’m transported.)

 

I’m Ukulele Ike on my one wheeled bike,

Unicycling down the road.

I’m Ukulele Ike on my one wheeled bike,

Ukuleling as I go.

 

You might like to paraglide,

Or skateboard down the street.

Toboggan down a mountainside,

Or dance to a drum beat.

Walk upon a tightrope,

Pogo on a stick,

Canter on an antelope,

Or fly on a broomstick.

(I prefer to be conveyed in my own special way.)

 

I’m Ukulele Ike on my one wheeled bike,

Now I really have to go.

I’m Ukulele Ike on my one wheeled bike,

Time to wish you cheerio!

 

This is a song lyric from Unicorn in the Playgound, one of my illustrated paperback books.

Signed copies available @ http://www.clivepig.co.uk/product/unicorn-in-the-playground/

Photo Huw Sperryn

 

 

 

 

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