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Bike

Bike has not been seen in 102 Phish shows.
It was last played: 2018-11-02.
It was played at 2.19% of live shows.
It has been performed live 42 time(s).

Music/Lyrics: Syd Barrett

Original Artist: Pink Floyd

Original Album: The Piper At the Gates of Dawn (1967)

Vocals: Fish

Debut: 1987-11-19

Historian: Mockingbird Staff

There is only one band member Phish fans want to see take his bike out.



“Bike” is the only Phish cover song written by Syd Barrett that was originally performed by Pink Floyd. Making its Phish debut at Hunt’s on 11/19/87, other notable early performances include 11/20/91 (with Fish on fretless guitar instead of vacuum) and 3/16/93 (a “Bike” -> “Lengthwise” -> “Bike” sandwich). 



Watch Bike on YouTube Pink Floyd, “Bike” – The Piper At the Gates of Dawn



While it was never really common, Phish performances since 1994 have been extremely scarce. After a 129 show absence, Fish delighted crowds with a rendition on 8/3/98 Deer Creek. “Bike” was a Fishman export on 7/30/99 at the Fuji Rock Fest in Japan, with the next appearance also in Japan a year later on 6/15/00, erupting unexpectedly out of an impromptu vacuum solo. Check out the 9/12/00 Great Woods version for some amusing comments by Fish about the extent of his repertoire. 



After being ignored for all of Phish 2.0, “Bike” made its glorious return to the stage during the encore of the 6/18/09 Burgettstown, PA show. After a less than perfect “Grind,” Trey announced that they were going to try another a cappella song, but, if they screwed up a second time, that Fish would sing “Bike.” They did – on an aborted “Hello My Baby” – and Trey remained true to his word, much to the delight of those in attendance. Taking a spin through Charlotte on 6/17/11 and Deer Creek on 6/28/12, a three-year, 132-show gap would pass before “Bike” was united with Dick’s on 9/4/15.



Watch Bike on YouTube Phish, “Bike” – 9/4/15, Commerce City, CO. Video by LazyLightning55a.


Lyrics:

(Barrett)
@ (BMI)

I've got a bike
You can ride it if you like
It's got a basket
A bell that rings
And things to make it look good
I'd give it to you if I could
But I borrowed it

You're the kind of girl that fits in with my world
I'll give you anything
Everything if you want things

I've got a cloak
It's a bit of a joke
There's a tear up the front
It's red and black
I've had it for months
If you think it could look good
Then I guess it should

You're the kind of girl that fits in with my world
I'll give you anything
Everything if you want things

I know a mouse
And he hasn't got a house
I don't know why
I call him Gerald
He's getting rather old
But he's a good mouse

You're the kind of girl that fits in with my world
I'll give you anything
Everything if you want things

I've got a clan of gingerbread men
Here a man
There a man
Lots of gingerbread men
Take a couple if you wish
They're on the dish

You're the kind of girl that fits in with my world
I'll give you anything
Everything if you want things

I know a room full of musical tunes
Some rhyme
Some ching
Most of them are clockwork
Let's go into the other room and make them work

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