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
Writer/s: Hank Snow
Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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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.
"St. Elmo's Fire (Man In Motion)" was not written for the movie, but for Rick Hanson, a wheelchair athlete whose 1985 "Man In Motion" tour logged 24,856 miles on his wheelchair in 34 countries while raising $26 million for spinal cord research.