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Thread #63841   Message #1040052
Posted By: Jim Dixon
22-Oct-03 - 09:35 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: I'm Movin' On (Hank Snow) plus parodies
Subject: Lyr Add: I'M MOVIN' ON (Hank Snow)
This is a good song worth posting in its own right, but the parodies will soon follow.

There's a copy of this song in the DT but it's missing a couple of verses.

Copied from the Internet and checked against the sound file at The Record Lady's All-Time Country Favorites, Real Country Archives Page 6.

(Hank Snow)

That big eight-wheeler rollin' down the track
Means your true-lovin' daddy ain't comin' back,
'Cause I'm movin' on. I'll soon be gone.
You were flyin' too high for my little ol' sky,
So I'm movin' on.

That big loud whistle, as it blew and blew,
Said hello to the southland. We're comin' to you,
And we're movin' on. Oh, hear my song.
You had the laugh on me, so I set you free,
And I'm movin' on."

Mister fireman, won't you please listen to me,
'Cause I got a pretty mama in Tennessee.
Keep movin' me on. Keep rollin' on.
So shovel the coal, let this rattler roll,
And keep movin' me on.

Mister engineer, take that throttle in hand.
This rattler's the fastest in the southern land,
To keep movin' me on. Keep rollin' on.
You're gonna ease my mind, put me there on time,
And keep rollin' on.

I've told you, baby, from time to time,
But you just wouldn't listen or pay me no mind.
Now I'm movin' on. I'm rollin' on.
You've broken your vow, and it's all over now,
So I'm movin' on.

You've switched your engine. Now I ain't got time
For a triflin' woman on my main line,
'Cause I'm movin' on. You done your daddy wrong.
I warned you twice. Now you can settle the price,
'Cause I'm movin' on.

But someday, baby, when you've had your play,
You're gonna want your daddy, but your daddy will say:
Keep movin' on. You stayed away too long.
I'm through with you. Too bad you're blue.
Keep movin' on.