"Keep On Truckin'" as written by Frank Edward Wilson, Leonard Caston and Anita Poree....
Well now keep on truckin' mama, truckin' my blues away
Keep on truckin' mama, truckin' my blues away
Here you come mama big as sin, tell what you been doin' by the shape you're in
So keep on truckin' mama, truckin' my blues away

If you been doin' what I think you been doin' baby, can't do that 'round here
You been doin' what I think you been doin' baby, can't do that 'round here
Here you come mam big as hell, tell what you been doin' by way you smell
So keep on truckin' mama, truckin' my blues away

What's that smell like fish pretty baby, I really would like to know
Tell me What's that smell like fish oh mama, I really would like to know
That ain't puddin' baby ain't no pie, it's the stuff that I got you by
So keep on truckin' mama, truckin' my blues away

Now yes you gotta leave this mornin', get your yas yas outta my door
Now yes you gotta leave this mornin', get your yas yas outta my door
Ashes to ashes mama, dust to dust, what-cha gonna do when that damn thing rusts
So keep on truckin' mama, truckin' my blues away






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"Keep on Truckin'" as written by Frank Wilson Anita Poree

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    General CommentI have no clue what this song is about but I always think of it being about a prostitute coming into a new town.
    kfe2on January 28, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti am upset by the general lack of comments on hot tuna's songs. they just don't make artists like they used to. this song is my anthem ... keep on truckin' mamaaaa
    collarboneon September 22, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"Trucking" was an old African-American euphemism for having sex (rhyming slang, in this case). The connection is more obvious in the lyrics of the 1936 Blind Boy Fuller version (titled "Truckin' My Blues Away"), which I think is the first recording of the song.
    glskilljon August 09, 2012   Link
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    General CommentWhile like a lot of Jazz and Blues inspired longs and dances it certainly has sexual connotations, Truckin' is a jazz dance move. It was popularized by white students who discovered a black dance club called the "Big Apple" in the 1930s. They popularized "The Big Apple," a call-out where dancers performed dances they'd learned from the club. Truckin' was known long before R Crumb depicted it in his cartoon. The Cod Fish Ball has "Tunas trucking left and right," Bing Crosby and Donald O'Conner sing of "double truckin down the avenue" Back in the Old Routine, and the Crows in Dumbo "know of a man who made a vegetable truck" and then perform the trucking move.
    MizVixion April 14, 2013   Link

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