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I'm Champion at Keeping 'em Rolling (Ewan MacColl) I am an oldtimer, I travel the road I sit on me wagon and lumber me load My hotel is the jungle, a caf's me abode And I'm well known to Blondy and Mary My liquor is diesel oil laced with strong tea And the old highway code was my first A B C And I cut my eyeteeth on an old A E C And I'm champion at keeping 'em rolling I've sat in my cabin and broiled in the sun Been snowed up on Shap on the Manchester run I've crawled through the fog with my 22 tons Of fish that was stinking like blazes From London to Glasgow to the Newcastle quay From Liverpool, Preston and Bristol City The polones on the road give the thumbs sign to me For I'm champion at keeping 'em rolling You may sing of your soldiers and sailors so bold But there's many and many a hero untold Who sits at the wheel in the heat and the cold Day after day without sleeping So watch out for the cops and slow down at the bends Check all your gauges and watch your big ends And zig with your lights when you pass an old friend You'll be champion at keeping 'em rolling Copyright Stormking Music tune: Limerick Rake SOF
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