I'm Moving On

Album: The Essential Hank Snow (1950)
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  • 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 old 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've 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 rattle a 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 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 switched your engine now I ain't got time
    For a trifling 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

Comments: 2

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 24th 1972, John Kay performed "I'm Movin' On" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    (See the next post below).
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn June 22nd 1973, John Kay performed "I'm Movin' On" on the NBC-TV program 'The Midnight Special'...
    One year earlier on April 16th, 1972 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #85; eventually peaked at #52 (for 1 week) and spent 7 weeks on the Top 100...
    On the same 'Special' show he sang "Moonshine (Friend of Mine)"; it didn't make the Top 100 but did reached #26 in Canada...
    Mr. Kay, born Joachim Fritz Krauledat, celebrated his 70th birthday two months ago on April 12th, 2014.
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