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Road Hog Gypsies...country truckin'


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Road Hog Gypsies

 

v1

Two days out of Calhoun County headed for the Northwest coast

Chis'ling through some cobalt mountains from my bouncin' air ride post

Ridin' high and feelin' mighty in my bright-red, long nose Pete

Pushin' eighty in a sixty with a load of swingin' meat

 

v2

Radio's on bear patrol, black coffee in my gallon cup

There's no state I ain't left rubber or a Philip-Morris butt

All across this two way ribbon with an ever changing load

I know ev'ry dime store diner that can meet the trucker's code

 

C.

So call us road hog Gypsies

Through night and day we roll

Dirty road hog Gypsies

Takin' big rigs for a stroll

Cuss-ed road hog Gypsies

Best to stay out of our way

Busted road hog Gypsies

We s'posed to been there yesterday

 

v3

We all got a thirst for moving, never seem to get enough

There's no beer I ain't poured down and no hill I ain't been up

When the price of gas skyrockets and the bills become too much

Pitch your bitch at King Abdullah, don't be lookin' down at us

 

v4

Bout halfway 'cross Wyoming as I put the hammer down

Flip a nickel in the weather, cruise on to my turn around

Drop off a load, pick up my freight and pocket my fair share

Return in time to see old Tom still spinning in the air

 

C.

So call us road hog Gypsies

Through night and day we roll

Dirty road hog Gypsies

Takin' big rigs for a stroll

Cuss-ed road hog Gypsies

Best to stay out of our way

Busted road hog Gypsies

We s'posed to been there yesterday

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Shucks,
Griffis
, nowhere is it written that twang is essential to country music. If u come up with a tune somewhere in between the 2 u mentioned, I'll sing it, sans twang!
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Thanks, pal

 

fixed that for ya!:thu:

 

You're absolutely correct. There is no set in stone rule of twang. But the overwhelming majority of country music uses it. And it's not necessarily only in the vocals. The twang permeates the music as well. And it's my nails on the chalkboard. Now, having said all that, I have no doubt you could sing this without the twang. Especially if the song leaned in the style of Johnny Cash(who is my fav country artist btw, Cash=no twang).

I'd love to take you up on your challenge of writing a tune to go with this, but I'm in the middle of recording an album, writing/recording a friend's MMA entrance music, & putting the finishing touches on a score for an other friend's indie film, not to mention all the holiday hoopla. My dance card is full at the moment. But, twang or no twang, I'd still like to hear where this song goes. These lyrics are full of vivid imagery and trucker attitude. That's everything short of a guaranteed win for a country song.

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Pal...damn good writing...these lines...

 

Two days out of Calhoun County headed for the Northwest coast

Chis'ling through some cobalt mountains from my bouncin' air ride post

Ridin' high and feelin' mighty in my bright-red, long nose Pete

Pushin' eighty in a sixty with a load of swingin' meat

 

Great start to the lyric...the 2nd verse too...real good...

 

These lines...

 

Bout halfway 'cross Wyoming as I put the hammer down

Flip a nickel in the weather, cruise on to my turn around

Drop off a load, pick up my freight and pocket my fair share

Return in time to see old Tom still spinning in the air

 

the first line is good but the 2nd line wasn't as connected and the 4th line as well...never heard of old Tom til now...

 

Real good write and you can take my crit for what it is worth...zerO!!...but I do think with just a little tweak it would finish off a real good write...:)

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Thanks a lot, CM. :)

 

 

Yup, I'd say that's a pretty full plate ya got there. Maybe someone better than me with music will step forward! I appreciate it.

 

 

Tell you what, T-Bry, I thought a little hyperbolic levity was in order there at the end...maybe not. ;) U DO know who Old Tom is, I'm guessing? (Don't worry, I've never heard it referred to as that either. In fact, several of these things are fabricated {cobalt mts, trucker's code, dime store diner} I mean if truckers used any of 'em, it'd be news to me. :) )

 

Interesting story behind these lyrics as a whole (not the specifics I mentioned), but I don't have time to get into it. Thanks much, bro.

 

Merry Christmas, guys.

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Tell you what, T-Bry, I thought a little hyperbolic levity was in order there at the end...maybe not. U DO know who Old Tom is, I'm guessing? (Don't worry, I've never heard it referred to as that either. In fact, several of these things are fabricated {cobalt mts, trucker's code, dime store diner} I mean if truckers used any of 'em, it'd be news to me. )

 

Why would Thomas Jefferson be spinning in the air?...Have fun man...it is only a song...OTOH if you want it to connect to people I don't think to many of them will get the connection...all and all very well done...:thu:

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