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    anyone know this? any ideas?
    We know when a mate buys it for you too.

  • #2
    Assuming this is the same one, I reckon this'd be 'A Daf Trucker's Romance', pressed on gold whatever-it-is-flexi-discs-were-pressed-on.

    As I recall, it's a country and western type song, with a few double entendres thrown in - it came free with a trucking magazine, IIRC.

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    • #3
      ah no - this is a different one, called 'wheels' - apparently it's 'funky' with hammond...
      We know when a mate buys it for you too.

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      • #4
        Ooh - sounds interesting!

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        • #5
          is it a emotional rollercoaster like Red Sovine's trucking anthem Teddy Bear?

          not sure if you guys will know that tune (or his others) but it is *amazing* , incredibly sad spoken story about a 'crippled' boy who's dad just died who gains the sympathy of the hardened trucking community.
          unintentionally hilarious.

          seek it out if you haven't got it already.
          actually i think i have a spare 45 somewehere if anyone wants it.

          check these lyrics:
          http://www.cowboylyrics.com/tabs/sov...bear-1889.html

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          • #6
            Unadulterated trucking genius. Thanks nico.


            TEDDY BEAR
            Recorded by Red Sovine
            Words and music by Dale Roy, Billy Joe Burnette, Red Sovine and Tommy Hill

            RECITATION:

            CAPO 1ST FRET: KEY: C# PLAY: C
            STRUM: C(4X) F(4X) C(4X) G(4X) C(4X) F(4X) C(2X) G(2X) C(4X) REPEAT
            I was on the outskirts of a little southern town
            Tryin' to reach my destination before the sun went down
            The old CB was blarin' away on channel 1-9!
            When there came a little boy's voice on the radio line

            And he said: "Breaker 1-9! Is anyone there?
            Come on back, truckers and talk to Teddy Bear!"
            Well, I keyed the mike and said: "You got it, Teddy Bear!"
            And a little boy's voice came back on the air

            "'Preciate the break, Who we got on that end?"
            I told him my handle, and, then he began:
            "Now, I'm not supposed to bother you fellows out there
            Mom says you're busy and for me to stay off the air

            But you see, I get lonely and it helps to talk
            'Cause that's about all I can do, I'm crippled, and, I can't walk!"
            I came back and told him to fire up that mike
            And I'd talk to 'im, as long as he liked

            "This was my dad's radio", the little boy said
            "But I guess it's mine and mom's now, 'cause my daddy's dead!"
            "Dad had a wreck about a month ago
            He was trying to get home in a blindin' snow

            Mom has to work now, to make ends meet
            And I'm not much help, with my two crippled feet!"
            "She says not to worry that we'll make it alright
            But, I hear her crying, sometimes late at night

            You know there's just one thing I want more than anything else to see
            Aw, I know you guys are too busy to bother with me!"
            "But, you see, my dad used to take me for rides when he was home
            But, I guess that's all over now, since my daddy's gone

            Not one breaker came on the old CB
            As that little crippled boy talked with me
            I tried hard to swallow a lump that just wouldn't stay down
            As I thought about my boy back in Greenville Town

            "Dad was going to take mom and me with him later on this year, Why,
            l remember 'im saying: 'Someday this old truck will be yours, Teddy Bear!'
            But, I know I'll never get to ride an 18-wheeler again
            But, this old base will keep me in touch with all my trucker friends!"

            "Teddy Bear's gonna back on out now and leave you alone
            'Cause it's about time for mom to come home
            But, you give me a shout when you're passin' through
            And I'll sure be happy to come back to you!"

            Well, I came back and I said: uh! "Before you go 10-10
            What's your home 20, little CB friend?"
            Well, he gave me his address and I didn't once hesitate
            'Cause this hot load of freight was just gonna have to wait

            I turned that truck around on a dime
            And headed straight for Jackson Street, 229
            And as I rounded the corner, oh, I got one heck of a shock
            l8 wheelers were lined up for three city blocks!

            Why, I guess every driver for miles around had caught Teddy Bear's call
            And that little crippled boy was having a ball
            For as fast as one driver would carry him in
            Another would carry him to his truck and take off again

            Well, you better believe I took my turn at riding Teddy Bear
            And then I carried him back in and put him down in his chair
            And buddy if I never live to see happiness again
            I want you to know I saw it that day, in the face of that little man

            We took up a collection for him before his mama got home
            And each driver said goodbye and then they all were gone
            He shook my hand with a mile-long grin
            And said: "So long, trucker I'll catch ya again!"

            Well, I hit the Interstate with tears in my eyes
            I turned on the radio and I got another surprise
            "Breaker 1-9!" Came a voice on the air
            "Just one word of thanks from Mama Teddy Bear!"

            "We wish each and every one, a special prayer for you
            'Cause, You just made my little boy's dream come true
            I'll sign off now, before, I start to cry
            May God ride with you, 10-4, and goodbye."

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            • #7
              check out Daddy's Girl too,
              chorus sung by a bunch of little girls.
              heartwarming stuff,

              "I recall the night that you came into this world.
              I couldn't believe the doctor when he said: "It's a little girl."
              I said: "Now Doc, you must be wrong. You see I want a boy."
              Then he laid you in my arms and my heart sang with joy.

              (Daddy's Girl, Daddy's Girl,
              (I'm the centre of Daddy's world.
              (I know I'm Daddy's number one,
              (For he loves me like I was his son.
              (Daddy's Girl.)

              I recall the day I took you to a baseball game.
              You brought along your baby doll and half its' baby things.
              We sat there a-playin' house, while the Dodgers played the Braves.
              And ev'ryone in the bleachers looked at us as if to say.

              (Daddy's Girl, Daddy's Girl,
              (I'm the centre of Daddy's world.
              (I know I'm Daddy's number one,
              (For he loves me like I was his son.
              (Daddy's Girl.)

              I recall the day I took you on a fishin' trip,
              You said: "Daddy won't that hook hurt the fishes' lip?"
              And you said if they don't get air, those things in the can will die.
              So we turned the worms all loose and chased some butterflies."

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