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Lyr Req: Gear Bustin' Sort of a Feller (Braddock)

GUEST,Wendy Joseph 11 Feb 09 - 02:20 PM
Jim Dixon 12 Feb 09 - 08:45 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Double Clutching Possum Squashing Kind o
From: GUEST,Wendy Joseph
Date: 11 Feb 09 - 02:20 PM

Been looking for the lyrics and author to the country trucker song with the refrain, "Cause I'm a double clutching, possum squashing [more lyrics here, in a list I can't remember] kind of a feller." Any help? Thanks.


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Subject: Lyr Add: GEAR BUSTIN' SORT OF A FELLER
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 12 Feb 09 - 08:45 PM

Found at the LP Discography web site

[The above web site has lyrics and discographies of lots of old country albums, including many things you won't find anywhere else, but it often has mondegreens. I have already corrected a few, based on a sound sample found at allmusic.com.]


GEAR BUSTIN' SORT OF A FELLER
(Bobby Braddock)
« © '68 Tree Publishing, BMI »
As sung by Del Reeves

1. Five hundred miles to Memphis Tennessee
How in the (beep) am I gonna make it there by three?
You'd better move over when you hear this diesel beller.

CHORUS: I'm a double-clutchin', scale-jumpin',
Mile-makin', tail-gatin',
Cop-dodgin', line-crossin',
Coffee-drinkin', pin-ballin',
Jack-knifin', part-timin',
Wind-jammin', late-runnin',
Gear-bustin', sort of a feller.

2. There's a pretty little waitress at a truck stop in Birmingham,
But I went away and that really throws a monkey wrench in her plans.
It's really gonna break her heart when I have to tell her "next time, baby"
CHORUS

3. That siren holdin' me up half an hour
He's a pokin' along with two-hundred-eighty horsepower.
You'd better mover over when you hear this diesel beller,
'Cause—CHORUS

Dad-blame sightseers, get off the road! I gotta be in Atlanta by 8:30.
What's that man doin' on a tractor? You son of Saturday afternoon drivers!


[Recorded by
Del Reeves on "Looking at the World Through a Windshield" (1967)        
The Hi-Risers on "Panic!" (1998)
Bobby Braddock on "Truck Driver's Boogie: Big Rig Hits Vol. 1 - 1939-1969" (2001)
Breaker 19 on "Keep It on the Road"         (2004)
Chris Sprage on "Hammer Down!" (2006).

[Wendy: your "possum-squashin'" phrase doesn't appear here, but it would be a good addition!]


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