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Convoy by CW McCall. Do you remember it and love or hate it?

Old 10-11-03, 11:04 PM
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Convoy by CW McCall. Do you remember it and love or hate it?

When I was a teenager this was a big song.

The CB craze was in full swing and for some reason this song grabbed me. Sad but true.

Well a few years back I saw a greatest hits comp of his for $2 so I bought it. I had a few albums and liked them before I went new wave/punk.

One night we had a wine party and at 2 AM we were tired and running out of drinks so I put on the cd. Everyone thought it was a hoot that the song was on and enjoyed it. Two songs later the house was cleared out. YES!

convoy lyrics by c.w. mccall
Yeah breaker one nine this here's the Rubber Duck
You got a copy on me Pig Pen C'mon
Uh yeah Ten-Four Pig Pen fer sure fer sure.
By golly it's clean clear to Flag Town, C'mon
Yeah its a big Ten -Four there Pig Pen
Yeah we definitely got the front door, good buddy
Mercy Sakes Alive looks like we've got us a convoy

It was a dark a the moon
On the sixth of June
And a Kenworth pullin logs
Cab over Pete with a refer on
And a Jimmy haulin hogs
We was headin for bear '
On 'I-One Oh
Bout a mile out Shakey Town
I says Pig Pen this here's the rubber duck
And I'm about to put the hammer down.

Cause we got a little 'ole convoy
Rockin through the night
Yeah we got a little 'ole convoy
Ain't she a beautiful sight
C'mon and join our Convoy
Ain't nothin gonna get in our way
We gonna roll this truckin convoy 'cross the USA
Convoy....Convoy.....

Yeah breaker Pig Pen this here's the Duck
And uh you wanna back off them hogs
Uh ten-four 'bout five mile or so
Ten-Roger them hogs is gettin intense up here

By the time we got into Tulsa Town
We had eighty-five trucks in all
But they's a road block up on the clover leaf
And them bears was wall to wall
Yeah them smokies as thick as bugs on a bumper
They even had a bear in the air
I says callin all trucks
This here's the Duck
We about to go a huntin bear

'Cause we got a great big convoy
Rockin through the night
Yeah we got a great big convoy
Ain't she a beautiful sight
C'mon and join our convoy
Aint nothin gonna get in our way
We gonna roll this truckin convoy 'cross the USA
Convoy.....Convoy

Uh you wanna give me a ten-nine on that Pig Pen
Uh negatory Pig Pen you're still too close
Yeah them hogs is startin to close up my sinuses
Mercy Sakes you'd better back off another ten.

Well we rolled up Innerstate fourty-four
Like a rocket sled on rails
We tore up all of our swindel sheets
and left 'em settin on the scales
By the time we hit that Shy Town
Them bears was a gettin smart
They'd brought up some reinforcements
From the Illinois national guard
Theres armored cars and tanks and jeeps
And rigs of every size
Yeah them chicken coops was full of bears
And choppers filled the skies.
Well we shot the line
We went for broke
With a thousand screamin trucks
And eleven long haired Friends of Jesus
In a Chartreuse microbus

Yeah Rubber Duck to Sod Buster
C'mon there yeah Ten-Four Sod Buster
Listen you wanna put that microbus in behind that suicide jockey?
Yeah he's haulin dynamite and he needs all the help he can get

Well we laid a strip for the Jersey Shore
Prepared to cross the line
I could see the bridge was lined with bears
But I didn't have a doggone dime
I says Pig Pen this here's the Rubber Duck
We just ain't a gonna pay no toll
So we crashed the gate doin 98
I says let them truckers roll,
Ten-Four.

'Cause we got a mighty convoy
Rockin through the night
Yeah we got a mighty convoy
Ain't she a beautiful sight
C'mon and join our convoy
Aint nothin gonna get in our way
We gonna roll this truckin convoy 'cross the USA
Convoy.....Convoy


Ah Ten-Four Pig Pen what's you're Twenty?
Omaha?!
Well they oughtta know what to do with them hogs out there fer sure
[fading]
Well mercy sakes good buddy we gonna back on outta here
So keep the buttons off yer glass and the bears off yer...tail
We'll catch you on the flip flop
This here's the Rubber Duck on the side
We gone - Bye Bye
Old 10-12-03, 05:27 PM
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Why, yes...I have seen the "Radio Bart" episode of The Simpsons!
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Originally posted by emanon
Why, yes...I have seen the "Radio Bart" episode of The Simpsons!
Old 10-13-03, 07:40 AM
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I liked Shatner's version better (remember the priceline.com commercials?)
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He did Convoy? Don't see many commercials.
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I thought this was a danol thread for a second
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Oh man, as a kid I had a record called "Put the Hammer Down" that we purchased at Radio Shack. (Yes, Radio Shack had their own line of record albums, tapes and eight-tracks!) A record dedicated entirely to songs about trucking and CB radios. Man was that dumb!

Didn't the song inspire the Kris Kristofferson/Ernest Borgnine movie of the same name? Now there's a trend that lasted almost as long as Lambada, "the forbidden dance."
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Yes the movie was based on the song. That Radio Shack record sounds like a winner! Probably even had the dulcet tones or Red Sovine.
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I think it did have a Red Sovine song on there. "Phantom 309" was it?? I probably have the LP around here somewhere, maybe lining the cat's litter box.
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I remember it, and I may have actually owned the single. I hate that song now, however.

Anybody heard the Mannheim Steamroller remix of it? (No, I'm NOT kidding).
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Originally posted by wendersfan
I remember it, and I may have actually owned the single. I hate that song now, however.

Anybody heard the Mannheim Steamroller remix of it? (No, I'm NOT kidding).
I'd like to hear that. Chip Davis AKA CW McCall is also the person behind MS.
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LOVE this song!! thanks for the memories!
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The great (aka most awful) thing about the song are the background singers. They sound like they could have pulled out of the same retirement home chorus that just about all 70's easy listening station renditions of songs came from.
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Originally posted by TheAllPurposeNothing
The great (aka most awful) thing about the song are the background singers. They sound like they could have pulled out of the same retirement home chorus that just about all 70's easy listening station renditions of songs came from.
yes. I always loved their cheerful optimism.

"we got a might convoy. truckin' through the night!"
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Yes, I remember it.

I was also a teenager at the time and I was into punk rock so I naturally hated it!
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Originally posted by Damfino
Yes, I remember it.

I was also a teenager at the time and I was into punk rock so I naturally hated it!
I was into punk/new wave shortly after Convoy.

When did you get into Keaton?
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a song from a time when truckers were gods and the women loved em
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Originally posted by Buford T Pusser
I was into punk/new wave shortly after Convoy.

When did you get into Keaton?
Well, that's a long off-topic story in itself so here is a condensed version:

As a little kid I saw Laurel & Hardy's Big Business in a pizza parlour and instantly became a fan of silent movies. Living in LA gave me access revival houses and when I first saw The General at the Nuart (circa 1980), BK made a new fan!
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I forgot they hit the "Jersey Shore"

I bet they all received tickets in the mail later fer not payin those Parkway tolls.
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Originally posted by Damfino
Well, that's a long off-topic story in itself so here is a condensed version:

As a little kid I saw Laurel & Hardy's Big Business in a pizza parlour and instantly became a fan of silent movies. Living in LA gave me access revival houses and when I first saw The General at the Nuart (circa 1980), BK made a new fan!
Shakey's Pizza? I've heard a few silent comedy fans say they first saw them at Shakey's.
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• Quoth Dubya •<HR SIZE=1>I liked Shatner's version better (remember the priceline.com commercials?) <HR SIZE=1>

Agreed. Best ... cover ... ever.

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Originally posted by das Monkey
• Quoth Dubya •<HR SIZE=1>I liked Shatner's version better (remember the priceline.com commercials?) <HR SIZE=1>

Agreed. Best ... cover ... ever.

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You can't say that about his cover of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds". Worst... cover... ever.
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Originally posted by Buford T Pusser
Shakey's Pizza? I've heard a few silent comedy fans say they first saw them at Shakey's.
Yep. My memory is a little fuzzy but I think it was at Shakeys in about 1970. This was of course years before Chuck E. Cheese ruined the pizza parlor concept.
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i had the original lp this song was on[blackbear road on the MGM label]but it's since been lost[then again i haven't listened to or had a turntable since the mid 80's]

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