Three Wheels On My Wagon

Album: The Definitive New Christy Minstrels (1964)
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  • Three wheels on my wagon
    And I'm still rolling along
    The Cherokees are chasing me
    Arrows fly
    Right on by
    But I'm singing a happy song

    I'm singing a higgity, haggity, hoggety, high
    Pioneers, they never say die
    A mile up the road there's a hidden cave
    And we can watch those Cherokees
    Go galloping by

    "George, they're catching up to us!"
    "Get back in the wagon woman!"

    Two wheels on my wagon
    And I'm still rolling along
    Them Cherokees are after me
    Flaming spears
    Burn my ears
    But I'm singing a happy song

    I'm singing a higgity, haggity hoggety, high
    Pioneers, they never say die
    Half a mile up the road there's a hidden cave
    And we can watch those Cherokees
    Go galloping by

    "Duh, Paw? Are you sure this is the right road?"
    "Will you hush up? You and your maps!"

    One wheel on my wagon
    And I'm still rolling along
    Them Cherokees after me
    I'm all in flames
    At the reins
    But I'm singing a happy song

    I'm singing a higgity, haggity hoggety, high
    Pioneers, they never say die
    Right around that turn there's a hidden cave
    And we can watch those Cherokees
    Go galloping by

    "George? Should I get the bag of beads and trinkets?"
    "Woman, I know what I'm doing!"

    No wheels on my wagon
    So I'm not rolling along
    The Cherokees captured me
    They look mad
    Things look bad
    But I'm singing a happy song

    "C'mon all you Cherokees, sing along with me!"

    Higgity, haggity hoggety, high
    Pioneers, they never say die
    Higgity, haggity hoggety, high
    Pioneers, they never say die
    Higgity, haggity hoggety, highWriter/s: BURT BACHARACH, BOB HILLIARD
    Publisher: Peermusic Publishing, BOURNE CO., BMG Rights Management
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  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 14th 1964, the New Christy Minstrels performed at the White House in Washington, DC; Lyndon Johnson was President at the time, and the President of Italy, Antonio Segni, was a guest of LBJ...
    Between 1962 and 1965 the group had six Top 100 records, but "Three Wheels On My Wagon" was not one of them, it did not make the Top 100...
    Their two biggest hits were "Green, Green" {#14 in 1963} and "Today" {#17 in 1964}...
    At the time of the White House appearance Barry McGuire was a member of the group, and two years later in 1966 Kenny Rogers became a member.
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