Original use of the Wabash Cannonball bluegrass melody
 This great & mighty nationâ€¦. will sing forever moreâ€¦.
Of the pioneers, brave engineersâ€¦and heroes by the scoreâ€¦..
But the world of transportationâ€¦ has a new breed just as greatâ€¦..
Itâ€™s the men of steel, behind the wheelsâ€¦.. of the big rigs hauling freight.
[cho] Listen to the rumbleâ€¦. listen to the roar.
Of the big wheels on the highwaysâ€¦â€¦ from the mountains to the shore
Old Buffalo Bill & Casey Jonesâ€¦â€¦ would never have the gall.
To risk their fate on the Interstateâ€¦.. on the big wheel cannonball.
 Thereâ€™s a lot of speculationâ€¦. when the big wheels roll at night.
Some think their destinationâ€¦. is a truck stop on the right.
With a little â€˜old cat eye waitressâ€¦.. or a hot shot on the make.
But some I know.. would rather goâ€¦. for a hot shot wagon steak.
[cho] Listen to the rumbleâ€¦. listen to the roar
Hear the jingle of the jukeboxâ€¦. see the action on the floor.
Those giddy-up..go go babiesâ€¦. do the Monkey & the Crawl.
When a swinging combinationâ€¦ plays the big wheel cannonball.
 I try to keep my scheduleâ€¦ the way most drivers do.
Itâ€™s food and drinksâ€¦.and forty winksâ€¦. then I go balling throughâ€¦.
But tonight Iâ€™ve got a hang-upâ€¦..sheâ€™s the cutest little dollâ€¦â€¦
Iâ€™ll see ya on the straightawayâ€¦â€¦ on the big wheel cannonballâ€¦..
[cho] On the big wheel cannonballâ€¦. on the big wheel cannonball
Tonight sheâ€™s riding shotgunâ€¦.and I warn you one & allâ€¦.
When a devil from St. Louieâ€¦â€¦takes an angel on his haulâ€¦..
Donâ€™t look for any halosâ€¦..roundâ€¦.. the big wheel cannonball.
[tag] music fades to ending
[Thanks to Robert Metzgar for lyrics]