On A Carousel

Album: On A Carousel 1963-1974 The Ultimate Hollies CD (1967)
Charted: 4 11
  • Riding along on a carousel, trying to catch up to you
    Riding along on a carousel, will I catch up to you?

    Horses chasing 'cause they're racing
    So they ain't so far

    On a carousel
    On a carousel

    Nearer and nearer by changing horses,
    Still so far away
    People fighting for their places just get in my way
    Soon you'll leave and then I'll lose you
    Still we're going 'round

    On a carousel
    On a carousel
    'Round and round and round and round
    round and round and round and round with you
    Up, down, up, down, up, down, too

    As she leaves, she drops the presents that she won before
    Pulling ducks out of the water, got the highest score
    Now's my chance and I must take it, a case of do-or-die

    On a carousel
    On a carousel
    'Round and 'round and 'round and 'round
    'Round and 'round and 'round and 'round with you
    Up, down, up, down, up, down, too

    Riding along on a carousel, trying to catch up to you
    Riding along on a carousel, will I catch up to you?

    Now we take our ride together
    No more chasing her

    On a carousel
    On a carousel
    On a carousel
    On a carousel
    On a carousel Writer/s: ALAN CLARKE, GRAHAM NASH, TONY HICKS
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 7

  • Nick from Manchester Uk I adore this track, however, I wish the drums were a bit louder. They seem to be drowned out by the tambourine.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn April 16th 1965, the Hollies appeared at the Paramount Theater in New York City, it was their first live performance in the U.S.A.
    At the time they did not have a record on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; but between 1964 and 1975 the group had twenty-two Top 100 records; six* made the Top 10 with their biggest hit being "Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)", it peaked at #2 {for 2 weeks} in 1972; the two weeks it was at #2, the #1 record for both those weeks was "Alone Again (Naturally)" by Gilbert O’Sullivan...
    * They just missed having a seventh Top 10 record when "On A Carousel" peaked at #11 in 1967.
  • Steve from Northampton EnglandI've often wondered why the lyrics 'as she leaves she drops the PRESENTS that she won before' are not 'drops the PRIZES.....', as surely you win a prize, not a present. Maybe the lyrics just flow better.
  • Rachel from Nashville, TnI feel like there's an elephant in the room -- I can't be the only one that's noticed that "On a Carousel" sounds EXACTLY like a lesser-quality Beatles song.? It sounds so much like the Beatles that I googled to see if Paul/John wrote it and gave it to the Hollies. I am shocked that no one else on this gleefully sardonic internet has pointed this out.
  • Mrcleaveland from Cleveland,Love the harmonies on this one.
  • Jeff from Ft. Lauderdale, FlGlass Moon did a really nice cover of this song in 1982.
  • Kevin from Reading , PaGraham Nash of CSN(Y)co-wrote this and is featured on vocals, though I would presume that most people learned enough in rock to look this song up would already know as much.
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