The Great Velocipede Migration

Album: Wonders (2013)
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Songfacts®:

  • This song, like all the songs off the Wonders album, is inspired by Catherynne M. Valente's book, The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making. In that story, the heroine September encounters a "velocipede wrangler."

    S. J. Tucker creates filk music, which she describes as "the musical foil of fanfiction."

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