Sweet Little Wheels

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Robert Hunter

Sweet little wheels
Ride so smooth you could say it had sex appeal
Patch of ice
Glide right over, it rides so smooth and nice
Hitch a ride?
Hop on in, it's got plenty of room inside
It's good on gas
What's more it's got plenty of power to pass

Sweet little wheels (note 1)
Sweet-deet indeed
Sweet little wheels

What's you name?
What do you think of this light alloy frame?
What's your line?
Ain't built a car this solid since '49
Sakes alive
What other make and model would you want to drive?
Heighdy-hi
Don't forget to wave when you ride on by

Sweet little wheels
Sweet-deet indeed
Sweet little wheels

Forty/forty five/fifty/fifty five/sixty
Three-quarter throttle on a downhill curve
It'll go faster if you got the nerve
The rear holds in even when you swerve

Sweet-deet indeed
Sweet little wheels

It's your lucky day
Give you the keys, let you drive it away
One more thing
If you don't get work or forget to write or ring (note 2)
In the event
You get that car back here without a dent
We'll trade it in
On a big black shiny model with chrome and fins!

Sweet little wheels
Sweet-deet indeed
Sweet little wheels
Notes
(1) this is the chorus as set out in "Box Of Rain." On "Live 85," Hunter sings it:
Oh yeah
Sweet-deet-deet, sweet little wheels
Oh yeah
Sweet-deet-deet, sweet little wheels
(1) on "Live 85," Hunter sings a different line: "Radio cuts out so you'll have to sing"

Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     1985 Live '85 Robert Hunter

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

 


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