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This here next song is the story, about the fella that was hitchhikin'
Away down in Southern Nevada, along came this big long truck
Loaded down with potatoes. And the trucker put on the air brakes and
Pulled over to the side, and said "Jump in son, throw in your bag, an'
The one your carrin', an' he said "where all ya been son?"
Well he said "I've Been Everywhere Man"
And that's the name of this one.

I was hitchhiking down along, The dusty Winemaca road
When along came a transport truck with High and canvas covered load

If you're going to Winemaca Mack
With me you can ride
I climed into the cab
And then I settled down inside

He asked me if I seen a road
With so much dust and sand
I said listen bud I've travelled
Every road in this here land.

I've been everywhere man
I've ben everywhere man
Cross the deserts bare man
I've breathed the mountain air man

Of travel I've had my share
Man I've been everywhere
Where ya been he says?
Oh let me see now, a couple of places

I've been to Reno, Chicago, Fargo Minnesota
Buffalo, Toronto, Winslow, South Dakota
Wichita, Tulsa, Ottawa, Oklahoma
Tampa. Panama, Mattawa, La Paloma
Durango, Baltimore, Salvador, Amarillo
Tocopilla, Barranquilla and Padilla I'm a killer

I've been everywhere man
I've ben everywhere man
Cross the deserts bare man
I've breathed the mountain air man
I've travelled, I've done my share man,
I've been everywhere

Is that right? he says after a long pause
And I says
Boston, Charleston, Dayton, Louisiana
Washington, Houston, Kingston, Texarkana
Monterey, Ferriday, Santa Fe, Tallapoosa
Glen Rock, Black Rock, Oskaloosa.
Tennessee, Hennessey, Chicopee, Spirit Lake
Grand Lake, Devil's Lake, Crater Lake, for Pete's sake.

I've been everywhere man
I've ben everywhere man
Cross the deserts bare man
I've breathed the mountain air man
I've travelled, I've done my share man,
I've been everywhere

This truck driver turned around to me again
And said " Look buddy, If you ain't Hank Snow, don't you ever shut up?"
And I says
Louisville, Nashville, Knoxville, Omaha
New York, New Port, Costa Rica, Utah
Montreal, Springfield, Bakersfield, Shreveport
Hackensack, Cadillac, Fond Du Lac, Davenport
Idaho, Mexico, Argentina, Diamontina
Pasadena, Catalina, see what I mean Jack!

I've been everywhere man
I've ben everywhere man
Cross the deserts bare man
I've breathed the mountain air man
I've travelled, I've done my share man,
I've been everywhere

Now this truck driver again turned around to me
And said "Look it here buddy, I'm kinda gettin' sick and tired
Of you talkin' about all these United States cities and towns. I'm a Canadian
Truck driver and I want to here alittle bit of the North Country for a change."

Well I said there's always North Bay and headin' up to Northern Ontario
To places like
Tomagany, New Liskert, Hillybury, Cobalt, Timmins
Ansenville, Kirkland Lake, Cohcran, Capuscasing
Hearst, Deralden, Beardsmoore and the Lake Head
And headin' form Nippagong down 17
Into Scraber, Marathon, White River, Wawa and Sault. St. Marie
Headin' east from the Sault on 17
To Thesilon, Blind River, Elliot Lake, Manitoulin Island
Espanola, Sudbury, Carish Bay, Sturgeon Falls
And Back to North Bay

Headin' down south now number 11
To Huntsville, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Orillia, Barrie
Aurora, Newmarket, and ever Stoffville
And even that other town we all know well called Toronto

Ohhh Haliburton, Colorado, Winnipeg
Ellensburg, Rexburg, Vicksburg, Eldorado
Larrimore, Atmore, Haverstraw, Vancouver
Chaska, Nebraska, Alaska, Opelika.

Baraboo, Waterloo, Kalamazoo, Kansas City
Cedar City, Dodge City, what a pity.

I've been everywhere man
I've ben everywhere man
Cross the deserts bare man
I've breathed the mountain air man
I've travelled, I've done my share man,
I've been everywhere

Well this truck driver looked at me again
And he said "Don't you know nothin' about the Maritimes at all buddy?"
He had the oddasity to ask me, 'course you Newfounlanders
Wouldn't understand that word. That's a big word I learned in
Skinner's Pond school, Prince Edward Island
Didn't really mean that you know, but I had to say it anyhow
Yeah he says, "Don't you know nothin' about the Maritimes?
I said "Look buddy, I can tell buy the big spuds on the back of your rig
You must be a spud picker from Prince Edward Island
I can tell ya that much about the Maritimes."
You must be friends with, them there Blue Nosers from Nova Scotia
And the New Brunswick Harring Chokers
Not to metion anything, of course about them Squid Jiggin' lads
From Over Newfoundland.

An' the run of the towns in the Maritimes goes like this buddy,
There's Moncton, Chatam, Saint John, Camalton
Grand Falls, Sacland, New Castle, Fredricton
Charlottetown, Summerside, Glasby, Annapolis
Springhill, Sydney, New Glasgow, Antigonist
Windsor, Torrold, Gander, Bona Vista, Saint John's
Quartervast and Minster

I've been everywhere man
I've ben everywhere man
Cross the deserts bare man
I've breathed the mountain air man
But there's just one place I haven't been
Tramp on the gas and roar man
Soon we're gonna be there man
Soon we're gonna be there



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