C.W. McCall


album: Track 2 in album Rubber Duck
release date: 1976
popularity : 5 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
length: 3:42

Album Information

label: Polydor
country(area): United States
format: Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

C.W. McCall Rubber Duck cover art


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Well, I was born in a town called Audubon
Twenty-three houses, fourteen saloons,
Had a neon sign, said "Squealer Feeds"
And they stopped at a place there in town called The Old Home Cafe
Now my daddy was a music lovin' man
He'd lost two fingers in a chainsaw but he could still play the violin
And Dad played a storm on his three-fingered fiddle

Had a six-tube radio an' no TV
Yeah, many's a night I'd lay awake
Just a-settin' and a-wettin' an' a-lettin' that radio fry.
Well, I listened to Nashville and Tulsa and Dallas
And I'll never forget them announcers at three A.M.
"So send them letters an' cards ta Jesus

Was the place where you really got the hard-core sound
There was signs all over them windowsills
And "The bank don't sell no beer, and we don't cash no checks."
Now them truckers never talked about nothin' but haulin'
They thought them home-town gals was nothin' but toys for their amusement.
They's always complainin' 'bout their livers an' backs

Had a rebuilt motor on a fairly new chassis
Yeah, she'd pour 'em a coffee, then she'd bat her eyes
Then she'd ask 'em how the wife and kids was, back there in Joplin?
Now Mavis had all of her ducks in a row
Remind ya of a couple a' Cub Scouts tryin' ta set up a Sears, Roebuck pup tent
Next ta her, nothin' could hold a candle

They remind ya of fingernails a-scratchin' on glass
Yeah, they'd pound them counters and kick them stools
But one look at Mavis, and they'd turn into a bunch a' tomcats
Well, I'll never forget them days gone by
But I never forgot that lesson an' pickin' and singin', the country way
Came back ta life in seventy-two

Oh, the Old Home Filler-up An' Keep On A-Truckin'
Oh, the Old Home Filler-up An' Keep On A-Truckin'
Oh, the Old Home Filler-up An' Keep On A-Truckin' Cafe


Track Listing

Vinyl 1
  • 1 'Round the World With the Rubber Duck
  • 2 Audubon
  • 3 Super Slab Showdown
  • 4 Windshield Wipers in the Rain
  • 5 Sing Silent Night
  • 6 Ratchetjaw
  • 7 Nishnabotna
  • 8 Two-Way Lovin'
  • 9 Camp Bird Mine
  • 10 Niobrara