Champion at Keepin' 'em Rolling - Ewan MscColl

    I am an old-timer, I travel the roads
    I sit in me wagon and lumber me low
    Me hotel's a jungle, my cab's me abode
    And I'm well known to Blondie and Mary
    My liquor is diesel oil laced with strong tea
    And the Ohio Code my first A-B-C
    And I cut my teeth on an old AEC
    I'm a champion at keeping 'em rolling

    I sat in me wagon and broiled in the sun
    I've been snowed up in shop on the Manchester run
    And crawled through the fog with me twenty-two ton
    Of fish that kept stinking like blazes
    From London to Glasgow to the Newcastle keys
    Liverpool, Leeds, and Bristol city
    The pavannes on the road give the thumb sign to me
    'Cause I'm champion at keeping 'em rolling

    You may sing of your sailors and soldiers so bold
    But many and many a hero's untold
    Who sits by a wheel 'neath the heat and the cold
    Day after day without sleeping
    So watch out for cops, slow down at the bends
    Check all your gauges and watch your big ends
    And zig with your lights when you pass an old friend
    If you're champion at keeping 'em rolling

    © by Eway MacColl


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