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Lyr/Chords Req: Willin' (Lowell George)

GUEST,neil.sadler@btinternet.com 14 Aug 00 - 07:02 PM
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Subject: LYRICS / CHORDS NEEDED FOR 'Willin'' by
From: GUEST,neil.sadler@btinternet.com
Date: 14 Aug 00 - 07:02 PM

Can anyone help me with the words and chords for Lowell George's song "Willin'" about truck driving presumably in the USA ??


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Subject: RE: LYRICS / CHORDS NEEDED FOR 'Willin'' by
From: campfire
Date: 14 Aug 00 - 11:08 PM

Hi Neil. I found it at Cowpie. You can paste this in browser search box (I don't do clickies):

http://www.roughstock.com/cowpie/songs/songslister.html/r/randall_jon/willin.crd

campfire


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Subject: RE: LYRICS / CHORDS NEEDED FOR 'Willin'' by
From: WyoWoman
Date: 14 Aug 00 - 11:17 PM

Try:

Willin'


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Subject: RE: LYRICS / CHORDS NEEDED FOR 'Willin'' by
From: campfire
Date: 14 Aug 00 - 11:36 PM

Thanks for "clicky-ing" that, Wyo. I e-mailed him, too, in case he doesn't check back in.

campfire


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Subject: Lyr/Chords Add: WILLIN' (from Little Feat)
From: dwditty
Date: 15 Aug 00 - 06:54 AM

WILLIN'

Little Feat

Spoken:
(G)I've been warped by the rain,(D)driven by the snow
I'm drunk and (Em)dirty, (C)don't you know
But I'm (G)still (Am7-slide up two frets then back down)(G)willin

I was out on the road, late last night
I saw my pretty Alice in every headlight
It was Alice, Dallas Alice

Refrain
Well I've been from (C)Tuscon to Tucm(D)cari
Tehachapi to Tona(G)pah
I've driven every kind of rig that's ever been (C)made
Driven on the back roads so I wouldn't get (D)weighed
And if you give me (C)weed, (Em)whites, (Am)and (G)wine
And you show me a (D)sign
I'll be (G)willin'(Am w/slide thing)to be movin'

I smuggled some smokes and folks from Mexico
Baked by the sun every time I go to Mexico
And I'm still

Refrain

I've been waiting to see Biskit in hearme so I can do this song. I believe he drives.

dw


Recording by Little Feat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcrEWRLk3CE


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Subject: RE: LYRICS / CHORDS NEEDED FOR 'Willin'' by
From: Whistle Stop
Date: 15 Aug 00 - 08:29 AM

dwditty, I think you missed a verse. After the first chorus, it goes into:

I've been kicked by the wind, robbed by the sleet Had my head stove in but I'm still on my feet And I'm still willin' I've smuggled some smokes etc.


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Subject: RE: LYRICS / CHORDS NEEDED FOR 'Willin'' by
From: dwditty
Date: 15 Aug 00 - 09:25 AM

You are correct. Thanks for covering for me.
dw


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Subject: Willin' , Lowell George
From: Magpie
Date: 05 Dec 00 - 01:24 PM

I've heard this song in Norwegian, translated by a Norwegian singer/songwriter called Stein Ove Berg. Do any of you wiz's know the original lyrics?

Forever grateful if you did

Magpie


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Subject: Lyr Add: WILLIN' (Lowell George)
From: guinnesschik
Date: 05 Dec 00 - 01:40 PM

I've been warped by the rain, driven by the snow
I'm drunk and dirty don't you know
But I'm still yea willing
Drivin' the road late at night
I see my pretty Alice in every headlight
Alice, Dallas, Alice

CHORUS: I've been from Tucson to Tucumcari,
Tehacepi to Tanopah
Driven every kind of rig that's ever been made
I've driven the back roads so I won't get weighed
And if you give me weed, whites, and wine
And you show me a sign
I'll be willin' to keep moving

I've been kicked by the wind robbed by the sleet
Had my head stoved in but I'm still on my feet
I'm still willing
I smuggled smoke for folks in Mexico
Baked by the sun every time I go to Mexico
I'm willin'

(CHORUS)

HTML line breaks added. --JoeClone, 28-Jul-02.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Willin' , Lowell George
From: jeffp
Date: 05 Dec 00 - 01:45 PM

I learned the next-to-last line as "I smuggled some smokes and folks from Mexico..." Other than that, I agree with your lyrics. BTW, I first heard this song on an old Seatrain album, which also contained an incredible version of Orange Blossom Special.

jeffp


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Willin' , Lowell George
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 05 Dec 00 - 02:09 PM

I've always said that if I was a long haul trucker I'd have this song on tape loop.

I agree with Jeff P. about the last line.

I really liked Little Feat.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Willin' , Lowell George
From: guinnesschik
Date: 05 Dec 00 - 02:13 PM

We play at a beautiful little joint in Shreveport; the owners are good friends of ours. On Saturdays, after the gig, we go back to their house for a HUGE jam session 'til 4 or 5 in the AM. We usually kick off with "Willin'." Every time I hear it, it conjures tons of smiles.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Willin' , Lowell George
From: Branwen23
Date: 05 Dec 00 - 05:10 PM

LittleFeat.net

"Willin'" is on the "Sailin' Shoes" album.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Willin' , Lowell George
From: Magpie
Date: 05 Dec 00 - 06:20 PM

Thanks a million! For the lyrics, and for the link to the other thread.

Magpie


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Willin' , Lowell George
From: GUEST,LEJ
Date: 05 Dec 00 - 06:51 PM

On my summer motorcycle trip to New Mexico,I had no taped music,but I compensated by singing at the top of my lungs anyway. Someday I'll put together a sound-track of that trip and,along with Six Days on the Road and the Grateful Dead's Truckin',Willin' will figure prominently.


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Subject: ADDPOP: Willin' (Lowell George)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 01 Jun 17 - 12:26 AM

Dwditty did a good job of his transcription above, but I'm going to listen through the Little Feat recording and see if I disagree with anything. My corrections will be in bold. The differences are negligible, except that Dwditty left out the "kicked by the wind" verse.

WILLIN'
(Lowell George - of Little Feat)

Spoken:
I've been warped by the rain, driven by the snow
I'm drunk and dirty, don't you know
And I'm still willin'

When I was out on the road, late at night
I seen my pretty Alice in every headlight
It was Alice, Dallas Alice

    Refrain
    And I've been from Tuscon to Tucmcari
    Tehachapi to Tonapah
    I've driven every kind of rig that's ever been made
    Driven on the back roads so I wouldn't get weighed
    And if you give me weed, whites, and wine
    And you show me a sign
    I'll be willin' to be movin'

Well, I've been kicked by the wind, robbed by the sleet,
Had my head stoved in, but I'm still on my feet,
And I'm still willin'

I smuggled some smokes and folks from Mexico
Baked by the sun every time I go to Mexico
And I'm still...

Refrain


Recording by Little Feat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcrEWRLk3CE


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