CW McCall – Convoy

Became a number-one song on both the country and pop charts in the US and is listed 98th among Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Country Songs of All Time. Written by McCall and Chip Davis, the song spent six weeks at number one on the country charts.

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Cover LP C.W. McCall MGM 1975
CW McCall – Convoy, is a 1975 novelty song performed by C. W. McCall (a character co-created and voiced by Bill Fries, along with Chip Davis) that became a number-one song on both the country and pop charts in the US and is listed 98th among Rolling Stone magazine’s 100 Greatest Country Songs of All Time. Written by McCall and Chip Davis, the song spent six weeks at number one on the country charts and one week at number one on the pop charts. The song went to number one in Canada as well, hitting the top of the RPM Top Singles Chart on January 24, 1976. “Convoy” also peaked at number two in the UK. The song capitalized on the fad for citizens band (CB) radio. The song was the inspiration for the 1978 Sam Peckinpah film Convoy.



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CW McCall – Convoy
From the album Black Bear Road
B-side “Long Lonesome Road”
Released November 1975
Genre Country, truck-driving country
Length 3:49
Label MGM
Songwriter(s) Bill Fries Chip Davis
Producer(s) Don Sears Chip Davis

COUNTRYPEDIA





CW McCall – Convoy Lyrics

[CB Radio Chatter]
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
[Verse 1]
It was the dark of the moon
On the sixth of June
In a Kenworth, pullin’ logs
Cabover Pete with a reefer on
And a Jimmy haulin’ hogs
We was headin’ for bear
On ‘I-1-0
‘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
[Chorus]
‘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
[CB Radio Chatter]
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
[Verse 2]
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 was 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
[Chorus]
‘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
Ain’t nothin’ gonna get in our way
We gonna roll this truckin’ convoy
‘Cross the USA
Convoy
Convoy
[CB Radio Chatter]
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
[Verse 3]
Well, we rolled up Innerstate fourty-four
Like a rocket sled on rails
We tore up all of our swindle sheets
And left ’em settin’ on the scales
By the time we hit that Chi-Town
Them bears was a gettin’ smart
They’d brought up some reinforcements
From the Illinois National Guard
There’s 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
[CB Radio Chatter]
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
[Verse 4]
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
[Chorus]
‘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
Ain’t nothin’ gonna get in our way
We gonna roll this truckin’ convoy
‘Cross the USA
Convoy
Convoy
[CB Radio Chatter]
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
Well, mercy sakes good buddy
We gonna back on outta here
So keep the bugs 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

GENIUS

CW McCall - Convoy
Single C.W. McCall MGM 1975



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