A Trucker’s Widow

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A moment etched in memory
The day that took my man from me
They say he went crazy — I don’t know
I stand before you
A Trucker’s Widow

Twenty-one days on the road
Won’t leave you with a pot of gold
Tried to make him stop — he said no
I stand before you
A Trucker’s Widow

Gone before I said goodbye
Down that lonesome road

Eighteen wheels that have no soul
I stand before you
A Trucker’s Widow

Gone before I said goodbye
Down that lonesome road

Eighteen wheels that have no soul
I stand before you
A Trucker’s Widow
A Trucker’s Widow

Written by Arigon Starr
©2006 Starrwatcher Publishing (ASCAP)
Lyrics reprinted by Kind Permission

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ABOUT “A TRUCKER’S WIDOW”

Patty sings her peppy tribute to a fallen trucker — the husband of Verna Yahola. In an early draft of “The Red Road,” Loretta, the disgruntled, science-fiction crazed teenager bemoaned, “Country music is weird. They make death sound like a hoedown!” This song is in that vein — and was originally written as an answer song to BR5-49’s trucker opus “18 Wheels and a Crowbar.”