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Power Taker and Sweet Pea
Out Of The Woodwork III
© 1978 by Gary E. Andrews
All Right Reserved for the Globe
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Rollin' down the road down in Mississippi,
Turned my pick 'em up CB on.
Heard a voice, Callin' for a backdoor.
She sounded like she's all alone.
She said she was headin' for Nashville,
Which is her natural home.
She said, "This is Sweet Pea.
Can you hear me?
Or am I all alone?"
I said, "Breaker, breaker!
This is Power Taker! Com'on!"
She said Shootin' Star was on her trail,
Didn't know how far behind,
And if I's to see 'im could I give 'er a buzz,
If I would be so kind.
She said she was leavin' New Orleans,
After lovin' all those years and years.
I said, "Listen Sweet Pea. This is P. T.
I'll back door you home.
Breaker, breaker! This is Power Taker!
And I'll tell ya why.
Ya' hear that?
That's the sound of a bald tire.
Roll 'at window down.
Listen to that.
She's a' gonna' blow!
Now Sweet Pea, Sounds too sweet to me,
Sounds llike she's about fifteen.
And sure enough she's out struttin' her stuff,
At the next light that ain't greeen.
And Shootin' Star is a Lousiana sheriff,
Biggest man I've ever seen.
When the tire popped, The lawman stopped,
And Sweet Pea got away clean.
'Power Taker' and 'Sweet Pea' © 1978 by Gary E. Andrews
All Rights Reserved For The Globe
Kentucky Fried Chicken had a songwriting contest for Citizens' Band (CB) radio, a craze in the 1970's. By the time I had a song the contest was past.