Giddy Up Go

artist: Red Sovine 1966

by: red sovine
written by: don gibson

The highways that wind and wander over mountain and valleys deserts and plains I guess I've drove about all of 'em. Cause for the past 25 years now the cab of a truck has been my home and it'd be kinda hard for me to settle down and not be on the go

Why I remember the first truck I drove I was so proud I could hardly wait to get home to show my wife and my little boy. And my little boy was so excited like so when he saw his first snow

He wasn't old enough to say too many words. He just kept hollering goddyup go daddy giddyup go. So that's what I named the old truck Giddyup go

Oh things wasn't too bad of course I's gone a lot
And after about six years I got home one day and found my wife and little boy gone I couldn't find out what happened, nobody seemed to know

So from that day on it's been me and old Giddyup go. I've made a lot of friends at all the truck stops. And some of 'em would kick me about my litle sign. Of course they knew where I got the name. Cause I told 'em about that little boy of mine. And how his first word about that old truck was Giddyup go

Today I was barrelin' down old 66 When up beside me pulled down a brand new diesel rig. Both stacks of blowin' black coal. And as she pulled around and back in front of me a big lump came in my throat. And my eyes watered like I had a bad old cold. A little sign on the back of the truck that read Giddyup go

Well I pushed old Giddyup go stayed right on him
Until the next truck stop where he'd pulled up and I waited till he went in and I offered to buy him a cup

Well we got to talkin' shop and I said how did you come by the name on your truck Giddyup go. Well he said I got it from my pop. Dad used to drive a truck that's what mom talked about a lot. You see I lost mom when I was just past sixteen and I lost all track of pop.Mom said he got the name from me

I shook his hand and told him that I had something I wanted him to see. I took him out to the old truck. And brushed off some of the dirt so the name would show. And his eyes got big and bright as he read Giddyup go

Oh we had a lot of things to talk about and buddy I felt like a king. And now we've just pulled back on old 66 and he's handled that big rig better than any gear jammer that I'd ever seen

Well now the lines on the highway have got much brighter glow. As we go roarin' down the road and me starin' at a little sign that reads Giddyup go