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Dan Bern - Bobby Feller

Song Lyrics

I was driving west on 80, Root beer in my hand.
I grabbed it from the cooler, feeling something like a man.
Sign said "Van Meter, Birthplace of Bobby Feller"
Next sign says "De Soto, Birthplace of John Wayne"
But I drive on, and on, and on
Got places to go and gasoline to burn
But some day, I'm gonna pull off in Van Meter,
Throw a rock against the barnyard, yell Bobby Fellers name
And some day, I'm gonna pull off in De Soto,
Jump up on a horse, in honor of John Wayne

Now Bobby Feller, he threw the hard ball harder than any man
And big strong hitters cursed him, wished he'd stayed down on his farm.
And maybe there's a statue of him in the park,
But I've got business in Lincoln and it is getting dark.

Some day I'm gonna pull off of the Interstate,
Cruise the backroads, learn to use my brakes
And Some day I'm gonna find out what's between
Des Moines and Omaha, Salk Lake and Cheyenne

And its Conoco has midgrade for a dollar thirty-two
Just time enough to fill up, get a black coffe to go
I just crossed Middle River, be nice to take a swim
Next time I pass this way, maybe I'll jump in

But some day, I'm gonna pull off in Van Meter,
Throw a rock against the schoolhouse, yell Bobby Fellers name
And some day, I'm gonna pull off in De Soto,
Jump up on a pony, yell out "John Wayne"

Yeah I drive on and on and on


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