Charley Ryan and the Livingston Brothers: Hot Rod Lincoln | Song-Factsheet


Song «Hot Rod Lincoln» von Charley Ryan and the Livingston Brothers.


Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1959 10 26 (Single), 1961 (Album)
Label: Souvenir SOUV 101, King 751
Songwriter Charley Ryan & W.S. Stevenson
Genre: Rock'n'Roll - Carsound, Country - Westernswing


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Personen und Querverweise

Charley Ryan and the Livingston Brothers
Charley Ryan
W.S. Stevenson


[Verse 1] Well, you heard the story of the Hot Rod race that fatal day When a Ford and a Mercury went out to play Well this is the inside story, and I'm here to say I was the kid that was drivin' that Model A [Verse 2] It's got a Lincoln motor and it's really souped up And that Model A body makes it look like a pup It's got 12 cylinders, uses them all With an overdrive that just won't stall [Verse 3] It's got a 4-barrel carb and a dual exhaust 4:11 gears, you can really get lost It's got safety tubes, and I'm not scared The brakes are good, and the tires are fair [Verse 4] We left San Pedro late one night The moon and the stars was shinin' bright Everything went fine up the Grapevine Hill We was passing cars like they was standing still [Interlude] [Verse 5] And all of a sudden, like a flick of an eye A Cadillac sedan had passed us by The remark was made, "There's the car for me" But by then the taillights were all you could see [Verse 6] Now the fellas ribbed me for bein' behind So I started to make that Lincoln unwind I took my foot off the gas and man alive I shoved it down into overdrive [Verse 7] Well, I wound it up to a 110 Twisted the speedometer cable off the end I had my foot feed clear to the floor Said that's all there is, and there ain't no more [Verse 8] Went around a corner and I passed a truck I whispered a prayer just for luck Fenders was clickin' the guardrail posts The guys beside me were white as a ghost [Verse 9] I guess they'd thought I'd lost my sense The telephone poles looked like a picket fence They said, "Slow down! I see spots! The lines on the road just look like dots" [Verse 10] Smoke was rollin' out in the back When I started gainin' on that Cadillac I knew I could catch him, and hoped I could pass But when I did, I'd be short on gas [Interlude] [Verse 11] Went around a corner with the tires in the side You could feel the tension, man what a ride I said, "Hold on, I've got a license to fly" And a Cadillac pulled over and let me by [Verse 12] And all of a sudden a rod started knockin' When down in the dips, and she started to rockin' I look in my mirror, and a red light was blinkin' Cops was after my Hot Rod Lincoln [Interlude] [Verse 13] Well they arrested me and put me in jail And called my pop to throw my bail He said, "Son, you're gonna drive me to drinkin' You don't quit drivin' that Hot Rod Lincoln!"