Truck Drivin' Man

Lyrics: Terry Fell
Music: Terry Fell

Played by the New Riders in the early 1970s, and more recently by Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band in 2013.

I stopped at a roadhouse in Texas
A little place called Hamburger Dan's
I heard that old jukebox a-playin'
A song about a truck drivin' man

Pour me another cup of coffee
For it is the best in the land
And I'll put a nickel in the jukebox
And play that truck drivin' man

The waitress just brought me some coffee
I thanked her but called her again
I said that old song sure does fit me
You know I'm a truck drivin' man


I climbed back aboard my old semi
And then like a flash I was gone
I got them old truck wheels a-rollin'
You know I'm on my way to San Antone

And play that truck drivin' man
New Riders Recordings
     Date Album
      1 Aug 1969 Dawn Of The New Riders Of The Purple Sage
     30 Oct 1971 Glendale Train
     26 May 1972 Lyceum '72
     29 May 1972 The Lost Broadcasts
     27 Aug 1972 Field Trip
     23 Nov 1972 Thanksgiving In New York City
      5 Dec 1972 Boston, MA
     17 Mar 1973 S.U.N.Y Stonybrook, NY
     18 Mar 1973 Felt Forum, NYC
      1974 Home, Home On The Road (note 1)
     30 Jul 2006 Where I Come From: Radio Mixes and Live Bonus
     31 Dec 2006 Live: New Year's Eve
(1) also on the compilation Setlist: The Very Best Of The New Riders Of The Purple Sage Live

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


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