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Lyr Req: UK/Irish Trucking Songs

Clifton53 14 Dec 00 - 01:16 PM
Fiolar 14 Dec 00 - 01:50 PM
McGrath of Harlow 14 Dec 00 - 01:59 PM
Steve Latimer 14 Dec 00 - 02:42 PM
Big Phil 14 Dec 00 - 04:31 PM
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Subject: UK/Irish Trucking Songs
From: Clifton53
Date: 14 Dec 00 - 01:16 PM

I am trying to find some songs about truck, or lorry drivers written from a British,Scottish,Welsh or Irish perspective.

There are a few I have heard. One by The Dubliners that is titled I believe "Champion At Keepin' Them Rollin'". The other was written and performed by Richie Kavanagh from Ireland, called, "Juggernaut", a comical song complete with citizen's band radio bits between two drivers, lamenting the tough task of driving a big truck through the narrow streets of some areas.

I would like to know of any others and if anyone can provide the writers/artists involved, CD titles etc.

Trucking songs were very big here in the U.S. some years ago, although most were novelty items such as "Convoy", or tear-jerkers like Red Sovine's "Giddy Up Go".

Thanks in advance and Happy Holidays to all

Clifton53


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: UK/Irish Trucking Songs
From: Fiolar
Date: 14 Dec 00 - 01:50 PM

Try these - mind you I am not sure if they meet your requirements. Truck Driver Divorce - Frank Zappa. Truck Drive, Truck Driver - Bobby Bare. Truck Driver's Blues - Barbary Coast. Truck Driver's Dream - Spotnicks. Truck Driver's Lament - Icicle Works. Truck Driver's Prayer - Dave Dudley. Truck Driver's Queen - Jimmy Martin. Truck Driver's Ride - Speedy West. Truck Driver's Special - Lonnie Lillie. Truck Drivin' Fool - Red Simpson. Truck Drivin' Man - Dave Dudley; John Greer; George Hamilton IV; Ricky Nelson and many others. Truck Driving - Jasper Carrott. Truck Driving Buddy - Frankie Miller. There are loads of others but the above some of which you may already know is a fair cross section. M


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: UK/Irish Trucking Songs
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 14 Dec 00 - 01:59 PM

Champion at keeping 'em rolling is a Ewan MacColl song.

The classic one is pre-motorisation, and it's the one in the DT as Jim the Carter Lad, though I've always heard it sung as Joe the Carrier Lad.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: UK/Irish Trucking Songs
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 14 Dec 00 - 02:42 PM

Six Days On the Road - Taj Mahal.

Willin' - Little Feat


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: UK/Irish Trucking Songs
From: Big Phil
Date: 14 Dec 00 - 04:31 PM

Any old truckers out there remember the jungle cafe on the old A6 near Shap. if you do, who were Blondie and Mary. did they work in the jungle, or were they ladies of the evening perhaps..I have often wondered while I have driven up the M6, The jungle was pulled down when I started trucking...............


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: UK/Irish Trucking Songs
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 14 Dec 00 - 04:31 PM

Something weird happened with that post - I was talking about the song that is in the DT as Jim the Carter Lad, which I've always heard as Joe the Carrier Lad.

Here is a site that might be worth investigating, Clifton about British Country Music You could bring back your findings and put them on show here.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: UK/Irish Trucking Songs
From: MudGuard
Date: 14 Dec 00 - 05:29 PM

What happened was that you forgot the closing " on your href attribute of the anchor tag (<a>).
MudGuard


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: UK/Irish Trucking Songs
From: Snuffy
Date: 14 Dec 00 - 07:12 PM

Big Phil,

The Jungle, yeah, and the Poplar at Lymm and the Jubilee near Cannock and the old Blue Boar, and was it the Ace of Spades down near Watford?

Wassail! V


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: UK/Irish Trucking Songs
From: GUEST,Alex Roan
Date: 14 Dec 00 - 07:48 PM

Anyone know the comic Irish song about a transit van?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: UK/Irish Trucking Songs
From: Snuffy
Date: 14 Dec 00 - 07:57 PM

The Transit Van is Here in the Digital Tradition Database, but we don't have tune for it. Any offers?

Wassail! V


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: UK/Irish Trucking Songs
From: Clifton53
Date: 15 Dec 00 - 01:55 AM

Thanks again folks.

McGrath of Harlow, I got to the site by typing it in the title bar as the link came up as unreachable. Wow! I had no idea Country was so popular over there, it'll take me a while to work through that site, but I'll get back to you, and thanks for steering me there.

Clifton


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: UK/Irish Trucking Songs
From: Wotcha
Date: 16 Dec 00 - 12:11 AM

Don't forget the Germans!
Back in the 80s and early 90s, they went overboard on Cowboy and Trucker songs. On stage they looked more like American bands than the bands they emulated. One TV show was hosted by Herr Jonny Hill and showcased both original and cover songs, auf deutsch.
Some classic (?) German songs I found at a truck stop on a German tape ("Trucker Songs, 1. Folge") include:
"500 Meilen von zu Haus" and "Koenig der Tramps (King of the Road in German)Gunter Gabriel.
"Der Trabbi and der Truck" Truck Stop (they also had a separate song "Tanz mit mir" which was pretty fun).
"Geistertruck" Tom Astor.
"Mehr hinterm Lennkrad als zu Haus" and "Ruf Teddybaer eins-vier" Jonny Hill.

Some Saxon stuff anyway.
Cheers,
Brian


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: UK/Irish Trucking Songs
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 16 Dec 00 - 02:13 AM

I've looked for several years for Giddy Up Go Lyrics.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: UK/Irish Trucking Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Oct 18 - 10:27 AM

You can't get a better Irish trucking song than "Keep her lit" (slang for "keep on going", by Triaxle. The lyrics speak of demanding bosses and harsh traffic enforcement.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: UK/Irish Trucking Songs
From: oldhippie
Date: 28 Oct 18 - 12:24 PM

See the thread on "Liquefied Manure Truck"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: UK/Irish Trucking Songs
From: banjoman
Date: 30 Oct 18 - 06:51 AM

Many years ago I heard Hughie Jones of the Spinners sing a song with the line "Served my 21 years behind the steering wheel" If anyone knows this I would be grateful for the lyrics


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: UK/Irish Trucking Songs
From: GUEST,Pseudonymous
Date: 30 Oct 18 - 08:08 AM

'I Like Trucking' by Not the Nine O'clock News. You can find it on Google.

Contains good example of the truck driver's gear change.

But in the UK we mostly say 'lorry' not 'truck'.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: UK/Irish Trucking Songs
From: GUEST,OldNicKilby
Date: 30 Oct 18 - 08:59 AM

How about Roddy Feltons gem "Inter-Planetary Trucker"


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: UK/Irish Trucking Songs
From: Brakn
Date: 30 Oct 18 - 09:53 AM

The Transit Van - Seamus Moore


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