Wednesday, August 13, 2008


I keep thinking of albums that I should have but don't. One is a tape of "truck driving songs" that I bought during that phase of my life. I must have lost it somewhere, or possibly I left it in my trainer's truck. It had my most favorite truck driving song on it, and here are the lyrics. P.S. This song has been covered all over the place. I bet some modern cowpop singer could cover it again and it would be a minor hit again.

It was his first trip to Boston in a big long diesel truck
It was his first trip to Boston he was a havin' lots of luck
He was headed the wrong direction down the one way street in town
And this is what he said when the police chased him down

Give me forty acres and I'll turn this rig round
It's the easiest way that I found
Some guys can turn on a dime or turn it right downtown
But I need forty acres to turn this rig around

When he finally found where to outload he had the dreadful shot
His trailer pointed toward the road and his cab right to the dock
And as he looked around him through his tears he made the sound
Oh give me forty acres and I'll turn this rig round


When he finally got unloaded he was glad to leave that town
He was feelin' fairy happy goin' back to Alabam
And up ahead he saw a sign said you are northward bound
He said give me forty acres and I'll turn this rig round

He was drivin' down the right lane when ahead he saw a sign
Yet to make the left turn but he could not be gettn' in line
The tears were streamin' down his cheeks and they all heard him yell
Give me forty sticks of dynamite and I'll blow his rig to hell


1 comment:

  1. I remember that one well, but can't quite recall who sang it.