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Duration: 2:27 
Release Date: 1/2/1973  (Tim P. Ryan) 
Lyrics By: Jim Croce (Tim P. Ryan) 
Music By: Jim Croce (Tim P. Ryan) 
Produced By: Terry Cashman & Tommy West (Tim P. Ryan) 
Released By: ABC on Life and Times LP 769 (Tim P. Ryan) 
Published By: Croce Publishing/Time in a Bottle Publishing (Stavro Arrgolus) 
Licensing: ASCAP  #490308628 (Stavro Arrgolus) 
  • Recorded at The Hit Factory in New York City on August 2, 1972 (Tim P. Ryan)
  • Song Lyrics:
    Speedball Tucker

    I drive a broke-down rig on may-pop tires 40 foot of overload
    Lotta people say that I'm crazy because I don't know how to take it slow
    I got a broomstick on the throttle, I gotta rope it up and head right down
    Non-stop back to Dallas poppin' them west coast turnarounds


    And they call me Speedball, Speedball Tucker,
    terror of the highway and all them other truckers
    will tell you that the boy is mad
    to be drivin' in a rig like that

    You know the rain may blow, snow may snow, and the turnpikes they may freeze
    But that don't bother ol' Speedball, he goin' any damn way he please
    He got a broomstick on the throttle to keep his throttle foot a-dancin' 'round
    With a cupful of cold, black coffee, and a pocketful of west Coast turnarounds


    One day I looked into my rear-view mirror, and comin' up from behind
    Was a Georgia state policeman, and a hundred dollar fine
    Well, he looked me in the eye as he was writin' me up,he said, driver you been flyin'
    And 95 was the route you was on, it was not the speed limit sign

    (Tim P. Ryan)
    Current Rating 8.0 (1 vote)
    Played on 1 show:
    01-29-06, #MMS-15
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