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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #

"Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler)"
by Dave Loggins

performed by Alabama

4/4 time

Chorus 1
[E]Roll On highway, Roll On a-[A]long.
[E]Roll On daddy till you get back [A]home.
[E]Roll on fam'ly, Roll On [A]crew.
[E]Roll On mama like I asked you to do.
And [F#m]Roll On Eighteen [B]Wheeler, Roll On. [E]

E   |  A |E   | A

verse 1
[A]Well it's Monday mornin', he's kissin' mama goodbye.
He's up and gone with the [C#m]sun.
[A]Daddy drives an eighteen wheeler, 
and he's off on a midwest run.[E] 

And three sad faces gather 'round mama.
They ask her when daddy's comin' [C#m]home.
[A]Daddy drives an eighteen wheeler, 
and they sure miss him when he's [E]gone.

Climb 1:
Ah, but he [A]calls 'em ev'ry [G#m]night and [F#7]tells 'em 
that he loves[B] them.
He taught 'em this song to sing:
(repeat chorus 1) afterward, key changes from E to F

F   |F Bb 
verse 2
[Bb]Well it's [F]Wednesday evening.
Mama's waitin' by the phone.
It rings but it's not his [Dm]voice.
Seems the high-[Bb]way patrol has found a jack-knifed rig
in a snowbank in Illinois.[F]

But the driver was missin',
and the search had been abandoned       
'cause the weather had ev'rything [Dm]stalled.
And they had [Bb]checked all the houses and the local motels;
when they had some more news they'd call.[F]

Climb 2:
And she told [Bb]them when they [Am]found him to tell [Gm7]him 
that she loved[C] him.  
And she hung up the phone singin':

Chorus 2:
[F]Roll On highway, Roll On a-[Bb]long.
[F]Roll On daddy till you get back [Bb]home.
[F]Roll on fam'ly, Roll On [Bb]crew.
[F]Roll On mama like I asked you to do.
And [Gm]Roll On Eighteen [C]Wheeler, Roll On. [Dm]

[Dm]Mama and the children will be [Am7]waiting up all night long, 
thinkin' [Bb]nothin' but the worst is comin' 
with the ring-[F]in' of the telephone.  
Oh, but the [Dm]Man upstairs was list'nin' 
when Mama [Bb]asked him to bring Daddy home.
And when the [Gm]call came in, it was Daddy on the other end, 
[C]askin' her if she had been a-singin' the song, singin':

REPEAT Chorus 2, but instead of Dm at the end of "Roll On Eighteen Wheeler, 
Roll On", make it an F.

F   |  Bb |
[F]Eighteen whee-[Bb]ler
[F]Eighteen whee-[Bb]ler
[F]Eighteen whee-[Bb]ler
[F]Eighteen whee-[Bb]ler----(hold until finally "roll on!")
Bb   |Fm/Bb                                       
[F]Roll On!

Enjoy, and God bless.

Bishop of Nod

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