Pinwheel of Death

Willis Brothers


SONGS

Alt. Title Give Me 40 Acres (To Turn This Rig Around)

Writers Earl Green, John W. Green

Genres Country, Americana, Classic Country

Recorded 1964

Lyrics verse 1:
HE WAS HEADIN'
INTO BOSTON
IN A BIG LONG DIESEL TRUCK,
IT WAS HIS FIRST TRIP
TO BOSTON,
HE WAS HAVING
LOTS OF LUCK.
HE WAS GOIN'
THE WRONG DIRECTION
DOWN A ONE WAY STREET
IN TOWN,
AND THIS IS WHAT HE SAID
WHEN THE POLICEMAN
CHASED HIM DOWN:

Chorus:
GIVE ME FORTY ACRES
AND I'LL TURN THIS RIG
AROUND,
IT'S THE EASIEST WAY
THAT I'VE FOUND.
SOME GUYS CAN TURN IT
ON A DIME
OR TURN IT
RIGHT DOWNTOWN,
BUT I NEED FORTY ACRES
TO TURN THIS RIG
AROUND.

verse 2:
WHEN HE FINALLY FOUND
WHERE TO UNLOAD
HE HAD A DREADFUL SHOCK:
HIS TRAILER POINTED
T'WARD THE ROAD,
HIS CAB
RIGHT TO THE DOCK.
AND AS HE LOOKED
AROUND HIM
THROUGH HIS TEARS
HE MADE THIS SOUND,
OH! GIVE ME FORTY ACRES
AND I'LL TURN THIS RIG
AROUND.

Chorus:
GIVE ME FORTY ACRES
AND I'LL TURN THIS RIG
AROUND,
IT'S THE EASIEST WAY
THAT I'VE FOUND.
SOME GUYS CAN TURN IT
ON A DIME
OR TURN IT
RIGHT DOWNTOWN,
BUT I NEED FORTY ACRES
TO TURN THIS RIG AROUND.

verse 3:
WHEN HE FINALLY GOT UNLOADED
HE WAS GLAD TO LEAVE THE TOWN,
AND HE WAS VERY
VERY HAPPY
GOIN' BACK TO ALABAM.
WHEN UP AHEAD
HE SAW A SIGN SAID,
YOU ARE NORTHWARD BOUND
HE SAID,
GIVE ME FORTY ACRES
AND I'LL TURN THIS RIG
AROUND.

Chorus:
GIVE ME FORTY ACRES
AND I'LL TURN THIS RIG
AROUND,
IT'S THE EASIEST WAY
THAT I'VE FOUND.
SOME GUYS CAN TURN IT
ON A DIME
OR TURN IT
RIGHT DOWNTOWN,
BUT I NEED FORTY ACRES
TO TURN THIS RIG AROUND.

verse 4:
HE WAS DRIVING DOWN
THE RIGHT LANE
WHEN AHEAD
HE SAW A SIGN,
AND HE HAD TO MAKE
A LEFT TURN
BUT HE COULD NOT
GET IN LINE,
AND THE TEARS WERE STREAMING
DOWN HIS CHEEKS
AND THEY HEARD HIM YELL,
GIVE ME FORTY STICKS
OF DYNAMITE
AND I'LL BLOW THIS THING TO.....

Chorus:
GIVE ME FORTY ACRES
AND I'LL TURN THIS RIG
AROUND,
IT'S THE EASIEST WAY
THAT I'VE FOUND.
SOME GUYS CAN TURN IT
ON A DIME
OR TURN IT
RIGHT DOWNTOWN,
BUT I NEED FORTY ACRES
TO TURN THIS RIG AROUND!