‘Black Denim Trousers & Motorcycle Boots’ – Vaughn Monroe (1955)

Vaughn Monroe Image Credit: PhotoBucket
Vaughn Monroe
Image Credit: PhotoBucket

This is not your average song/lyrics share. Today’s motorcycle music is played on a vintage Glaser Steers (Speedminder) turntable, Heathkit / Daystrom branded; a 1955 RCA 20-6260 at 78 rpm. This is not something you get to witness every day. Enjoy, BON Family!

‘Black Denim Trousers & Motorcycle Boots’ – Vaughn Monroe (1955)

He wore black denim trousers and motorcycle boots
And a black leather jacket with an eagle on the back
He had a hopped-up ‘cicle that took off like a gun
That fool was the terror of Highway 101

Well, he never washed his face, and he never combed his hair
He had axle grease imbedded underneath his fingernails
On the muscle on his arm was a red tattoo,
A picture of a heart saying “Mother, I love you”

He had a pretty girlfriend by the name of Mary Lou
But he treated her just like he treated all the rest
And everybody pitied her, and everybody knew
He loved that doggone motorcycle best

He wore black denim trousers and motorcycle boots
And a black leather jacket with an eagle on the back
He had a hopped-up ‘cicle that took off like a gun
That fool was the terror of Highway 101

Mary Lou, poor girl, she pleaded as she begged him not to leave
She said, “I’ve got a feelin’ if you ride tonight I’ll grieve”
But her tears were shed in vain, and her every word was lost
In the rumble of an engine and the smoke from his exhaust

He took off like the devil; there was fire in his eyes
He said “I’ll go a thousand miles before the sun can rise!”
But he hit a screamin’ diesel that was California-bound,
And when they cleared the wreckage, all they found…

Was his black denim trousers and motorcycle boots
And a black leather jacket with an eagle on the back
But they couldn’t find the ‘cicle that took off like a gun
And they never found the terror of Highway 1-0-1

Tell us in the comments if you can remember this song from 1955!

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