Ferris Wheel

Album: Sunshine Superman (1966)
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  • Despite its cryptic psychedelic poetry ("Tangerine sky minus one kite," anyone?), this song actually has a straightforward meaning. Donovan explained in an interview with Mojo magazine June 2011: "'Ferris Wheel' was about a girl we met that got her hair caught in a Ferris Wheel and had to cut it off."

    It's far from the best-known song about an amusement park ride: that honor probably goes to The Beatles "Helter Skelter."
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  • Phil from Crickhowell, WalesHmmm! Can't say I know Helter Skelter but then I'm not a Beatles fan. Would rate the Everly Brothers 1964 chart hit "Ferris Wheel" as better known than either of these.
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