Six Days On The Road

Lyrics: Earl Green, Carl Montgomery
Music: Earl Green, Carl Montgomery

A song the New Riders used to play regularly in the early 1970s.

Well, I pulled out of Pittsburgh, a-rollin' down that Eastern Seaboard
I've got my diesel wound up, and she's running like never before
There's a speed zone ahead, but all right
I can' see a cop in sight
Six days on the road and I'm gonna make it home tonight

I got ten forward gears, and a Georgia overdrive
I'm taking little white pills, and my eyes are open wide
I just passed a 'Jimmy' and a 'White'
I've been passin' everything in sight
Six days on the road and I'm gonna make it home tonight

Well, it seems like a year since I kissed my baby good-bye
I could make a lot of women, but I'm not like some other guys
I could find a lot to hold me tight
But I can't make believe that it's right
Six days on the road and I'm gonna make it home tonight

The I.C.C. is checking on down the line
I'm a little overweight and my log books way behind
But nothing bothers me tonight
I can dodge all the scales all right
Six days on the road and I'm gonna make it home tonight

Well my rig's a little old, but that don't mean she's slow
I got the flame from her stack, and mysmoke's blowing black as coal
My hometown's coming in sight
If you think I'm happy your right
Six days on the road and I'm gonna make it home tonight
Six days on the road and I'm gonna make it home tonight
Six days on the road and I'm gonna make it home tonight

Futher Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography

 


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