Our final celebration song!

I spent the last bit of the ride planning a song for the end of ride celebrations. Below are the words to the song (from Sue’s Facebook page), the song was sung by Sue, Brett, Linda, Ray, and with guest appearance by Rolph .

“Where do we begin, to tell the story of how great the trip has been…
(Sure you can guess what tune that is sung to….)

On the first day of cycling our Leader said to us….
Mud, Mud, Glorious Mud
Nothing quite like it
While Riding Your Bike
(again, sure you can guess the two tunes we used for this)

On the second day of cycling our Leader said to us…
You love Gravel, You love Mud
You love taxis, cars and buses
Yes You Do, Yes You Do
and You Cherish Climbing
and You Relish Raindrops
Thunder too, Yes You Do
(sung to Frere Jacques)

On the third day of cycling our Leader said to us…
Climb every Mountain
Ford every Stream
Follow Orange Flagging
Until you find the Camp
(sung to ‘Climb every Mountain’)

‘Bikes to the Lunch Truck’ (shouted out by Ray)

On the fourth day of cycling our Leader said to us…
One Night in a Rainstorm
No tent for Her Bed
A little soaked Cathy
Layed down her damp head
(sung to Away in a Manger)

On the fifth day of cycling our Leader said to us…
The Wheels on the Bus go round and round,
Round and Round, Round and Round
The Wheels on the Bus go round and round…
(Hiss, Hiss)
Oh Bugger, Another Puncture……

On the sixth day of cycling our Leader said to us…
You want to Ride your Bicycle
You want to Ride your Bike
You want to Ride your Bicycle
You want to Ride it Where You Like…
Ring, Ring
Ring, Ring (cycle bell used)
(sung to Queen)

‘Last Call for the Lunch Truck’ (shouted out by Ray)

On the seventh day of cycling our Leader said to us…
On this tour there are lots of dogs
ee-eye-ee-eye-oh
with a Lick your Balls here
and drag your Bum there
Here a bite, There a Growl
Everywhere a Bark, Bark
TDA are here on Tour
ee-eye-ee-eye-oh
(Sung to ‘Oh MacDonald had a Farm’)

On the eighth day of cycling our Leader said to us…
Drip…Drop Drip…Drop Drip…Drop
You’re Cycling in the Rain
Just Cycling in the Rain
What a Glorious Feeling
You’re Soaking Again
We’re laughing at the Clouds
So Dark Up Above
The Sun is in Our Heart
and We’re Ready to Ride
(Sung to ‘Singing in the Rain’)

On the ninth day of cycling our Leader said to us…
Chicken Noodle Soup
Chicken Noodle Soup
Will be at camp today
With a Coffee and a Tea

‘Riders Meeting’ (shouted out by Ray)

On the tenth day of cycling our Leader said to us…
Always Look on the Bright side of Life
de de, de de de de de de
Always Look on the Bright side of Life
de de, de de de de de de

On the eleventh day of cycling our Leader said to us…
(I talked this one through with the ‘chorus’ line sung to ‘and a partridge in a pear tree’)
You have had…
a 4,000m mountain pass
altitude
a small grey dog
‘ …and you left the Pacific Sea’

You have been…
to the Amazon Rainforest
and Ridden the Trampoline of Death
Had the Rubic Cube party
‘ …been delayed by Protestors and the Military’

You have seen…
a 70km Climb
altitude, alpacas
Nasca lines, Lake Camp, Titicaca
‘ …and floating islands as far as the eye could see’

‘Dinner is Ready’ (shouted out by Ray)

You have passed…
snow capped mountains
roadblocks with woman and children
freezing cold mornings, sunny days
volcanos
endless windy salt flats
the half way party
‘ …and cacti as big as trees’

You have had…
vineyards, camp dogs
lightning, rain, thunder and floods
a snowy mountain Mando day
gravel, stunning views and scenery
‘ …and Team Challenge Number 3
(Sue sang the following to ‘It’s Not What You Do but the Way That You Do It’ while Rolph performed his much applauded Michael Jackson Moonwalk dance …)
‘It’s Not What You Do but the Way that You Do It
It’s Not What You Do but the Way that You Do It
It’s Not What You Do but the Way that You Do It
That’s What Gets Results’

You have had…
more gravel
tunnels, mountain passes
border crossings, wine, massive down hills
the Carretera Austral, Patagonian forest
‘ …and lots of ferries’

On the twelfth day of Cycling our Leader said to us…
‘Bugger off’
(shouted by Cristiano, Tour Leader)
‘ …it’s the end of your journey’

So we’re leaving on a jet plane
Don’t Know When We’ll Be Back Again
Oh, How We Hate to Go

‘Open Kitchen’ (shouted out by Ray)”

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2 thoughts on “Our final celebration song!

  1. Steve giss

    Wow. Epic journey. Good on yah!

  2. Sally

    Fantastic…great creativity with the song too

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