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"Farmer Benson on the Motocycle" is a poem by L. Frank Baum. It was first published in The Chicago Times-Herald on 4 August 1895, and later reprinted in Baum's 1898 verse collection By the Candelabra's Glare, where it is included in the section of Cycling Verse.

In four four-line stanzas of dialect dialogue verse, Baum pictures a farmer calling to his wife Betsy to see a new "motocycle" (motorcycle) pass by. The farmer notes that they have already seen new wonders like the telephone and the phonograph, and even greater sights, like girls in bloomers.

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