Arlo Guthrie wrote the Motorcycle Song
(The Significance of the Pickle) in 1967 as part of the counter-revolution then sweeping the country. Son of folk musician Woodie Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie’s best known work is Alice’s Restaurant Massacree
. The chorus to the Motorcycle Song
is as follows:I don't want a pickleJust want to ride on my motorcycleAnd I don't want a tickle'Cause I'd rather ride on my motorcycleAnd I don't want to dieI just want to ride on my motorcy - cle.