Granny Low


(Note: The audio is unfortunately very soft. You may have to turn up the volume a lot.)

As a big fan of Hot Rize, this bluegrass song was in my head a lot, back when I lived in the mountains of Colorado. I changed the words, and came up with the following parody, which describes my bike riding history fairly well.

Sung to the bluegrass tune "Nellie Kane", by Tim O'Brien:
Parody lyrics by Bryan Flamig

Granny Low

Well I've been out bike riding
In the mountains to and fro
I'm sure glad they invented
The gear called granny low
The gear called granny low.

I once lived in Colorado
High up on a mountain side
To the bottom I would coast down
To the top I tried to ride
To the top I tried to ride.

     I don't know, what came to my mind
     To climb every hill, that I can find
     Please do not laugh, I'm a little bit slow
     That's why I love, my granny low.

The roads were steep and winding
Falling over, my greatest fear
But I found that I could pedal
Shifting down to granny gear
Shifting down to granny gear.

I used my new found knowledge
No climb was safe from me
I'd ride all day in the mountains
It filled my heart with glee
It filled my heart with glee.

     I don't know, what came to my mind
     To climb every hill, that I can find
     Please do not laugh, I'm a little bit slow
     That's why I love, my granny low.

Now many years have gone by
And my legs have gotten strong
But still I ride my triple
With it I can go long
I can ride hills all day long.

     I don't know, what came to my mind
     To climb every hill, that I can find
     Please do not laugh, I'm a little bit slow
     That's why I love, my granny low.

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