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Lyrics for Rockin Little Roadster
« on: January 24, 2010, 08:00:56 PM »
RLR is one of my all time favorite songs but I get lost with some of the lyrics. Even had a car freak friend of mine try to decipher them but the chorus is a real tough nut to crack. Anyone?

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Re: Lyrics for Rockin Little Roadster
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2010, 08:06:38 PM »
Post the parts you know, and we'll help you fill in the rest.

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Re: Lyrics for Rockin Little Roadster
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2010, 09:26:54 PM »
I hear "stickel fenders and reverses on the back . Stickel fenders never heard of . If thats whats said . Revereses on the back I believe refers to the way the wheel was made or put on . It looked like it was on backwards [reveresd]. It gave it that "Deepdish" look. 3 dual carbs  3 dual carbs very popular in early hot rods 3 2 barrel carberaters. 4 bank stick  is a 4 speed tranny. Dont run a blower . You ever see that big rectangle looking thing setting on top of some cars sticking out of the hood . Thats a blower . I'm sure most know that already though. By the way is it "stickel" fenders ?  :o Love the song by the way. Oh My Mighty GTO . 3 Pots on the manifold also means 3 2 barrel carbs! Abetter song than Lil GTO. I think. Too bad Liberty didnt promote it :'(

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Re: Lyrics for Rockin Little Roadster
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2010, 09:38:12 AM »
It was the 3 dual carbs bit that I couldn't get. Always sounded like '3 dual quads and a four bang stick'. Also thought it was 'cycle fenders and reverses on the back'. Thanks for lettin' me know what reverses were...makes way more sense.

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Re: Lyrics for Rockin Little Roadster
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2010, 06:55:03 PM »
It's "Cycle Fenders" . . . pronounced like "Sickle." They were common on early roadster hotrods. They covered the front wheels like motorcycle fenders, and basically served as mud flaps. Without the fenders, they were open-wheeled in front (which was also common).

Today, car enthusiasts with this type of rod who actaully drive their cars often use a variant of cycle fenders to protect their multi-thousand-dollar paint jobs and bodywork from rocks and other road debris.

As for the line about the engine, I think the words are actually "three two pots" . . . or "three two-pots." Meaning three dual (or two-barrel) carburetors. The term "Pot" was early slang for carburetor.
« Last Edit: January 25, 2010, 06:56:44 PM by Mark A. Moore »

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Re: Lyrics for Rockin Little Roadster
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2010, 07:09:09 PM »
Yes Mark I believe your right. I started thinking it could be sic instead of stic and the it hit me sickel as in cycle as they do look like them.

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Re: Lyrics for Rockin Little Roadster
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2016, 09:24:08 PM »
Sephus, your link was deleted by accident. Here it is:

http://www.kget.jp/lyric/161943/Rockin'+Little+Roadster_Jan+%26+Dean