"Ridin' Thumb" as written by and James Seals Dash Crofts....
See the man on the black top highway
movin' past a no man's land.
All alone on the black top highway.
Movin' just as fast as he can,
ridin' thumb, ridin' thumb.

Left his home down in Macon, Georgia.
Left the shade of an old oak tree.
Got his dreams in his left front pocket.
Got his eye squinted towards the sea,
ridin' thumb, ridin' thumb.

He don't care where the road goes,
just as long as he gets his ride.
And he don't need no food and water.
He just lets his conscience be his guide,
ridin' thumb, ridin' thumb.

Left his sister and his mama cryin'
beggin' him not to leave that day.
Said he'd write but they knew he was a-lyin'.
Never got no raise, never got no pay,
ridin' thumb, ridin' thumb.

Lyrics submitted by joelm

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