Recorded by Red Simpson
Writers: Red Simpson and Buck Owens
[D] I drove a big old truck from Missis-[A7] sippi
All the way cross-country to [D] 'Frisco
I got another load, then I was [G] on my way again
[A7] Back to where that Mississippi [D] flows.
[D] I like to hear that rhythm as that motor [A7] purrs along
And them big wheels a-keep rollin', clear and [D] free
I'd rather drive a truck, than to [G] be a millionaire
[A7] It's the only life for [D] me.
'Cause My [G] grandpa drove a mule train and my [D] pa, a riverboat
And a-just a-like a-them, I'm gonna see lots of [A7] land
My [G] grandpa drove a mule train and my [D] pa, a riverboat
I'm just like them, I'm a [A7] Motivatin' [D] Man.
I met a pretty girl while down in Dallas
I thought that we would marry up
But I lost my nerve when we got to the church
And I climbed back aboard my old truck.
For I got to thinkin' things over
Married life is not for me, I'm sure
I don't want a woman to tell me
That I can't drive my truck anymore.
TAG: [D] I'm just like them, I'm a [A7] Motivatin' [D] Man.