"Helen Wheels" as written by and Paul Mccartney Linda Mccartney....
Said farewell to my last hotel
It never was much a kind of a bode
Glasgow town never brought me down
When I was heading out on the road
Carlisle city never looked so pretty
And the Kendal freeway's fast
Slow down driver want to stay alive
I want to make this journey last

Helen, hell on wheels
Ain't nobody else gonna know the way she feels
Helen, hell on wheels
And they never gonna take her away

M six south down to Liverpool
Where they play the west coast sound
Sailor Sam he came from Birmingham
But he never will be found
Doing fine when a London sign
Greets me like a long lost friend
Mister Motor won't you check her out
She's got to take me back again

Helen, hell on wheels
Ain't nobody else gonna know the way she feels
Helen, hell on wheels
And they never gonna take her away

Got no time for a rum and lime
I want to get my right foot down
Shake some dust off of this old bus
I gotta get her out of town
Spend the day up on the motorway
Where the carburetors blast
Slow down driver want to stay alive
I want to make this journey last

Helen, hell on wheels
Ain't nobody else gonna know the way she feels
Helen, hell on wheels
And they never gonna take her away

Say bye bye


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"Helen Wheels" as written by Paul Mccartney Linda Mccartney

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  • +1
    General CommentA Great song to sing along to while your driving - once you figure all of the words out, I mean.

    All of the places he mentions are in England and are where the Beatles toured in the early days (way before coming to America).

    If you watch the Beatles Anthology DVD there's a part where they're talking about travelling all over England in their van and how cold it was and how they tried to stay warm. During some of the music they show black and white footage of a van travelling thru nasty weather and all names of the cities and little Englishs town they went to are shown on the screen. Almost all of them from this song are listed.

    Paul said this song title came from his Land Rover truck which he affentionately called Helen Wheels (Hell On Wheels).
    Digi-Gon June 29, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is missing the third verse:

    Got no time for a rum and lime
    I want to get my right foot down
    Shake some dust off of this old bus
    I got to get her out of town
    Spend the day on the motorway
    Where the carburators blast
    Slow down driver, want to stay alive
    Want to make this journey last

    Helen Wheels ....
    TheBeckleson August 11, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song!
    I love the Rock and Roll songs Paul wrote!
    MookieBomberon December 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnother one of Paul's songs that doesn't get enough credit! Sweet song!
    Tempus Fugiton March 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenttrue that^
    heyjude55on May 08, 2006   Link

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