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    Christchurch uk

    Default Teddy Bear RSV

    Who remembers the song by Red So Vine Teddy Bear?

    It's a CB radio weepy song:

    I was on the outskirts of a little southern town
    Tryin' to reach my destination
    Before the sun went down

    The old CB was blarin' away on channel 1-9
    When there came
    A little boy's voice on the radio line

    And he said
    "Breaker 1-9
    Is anyone there
    Come on back truckers
    And talk to Teddy Bear"

    Well I keyed the mike and said
    "You got it
    Teddy Bear"
    And a little boy's voice came back on the air

    "'preciate the break
    Who we got on that end?"
    I told him my handle
    And then he began

    "Now I'm not supposed to bother you fellows out there
    Mom says you're busy
    And for me to stay off the air

    But you see
    I get lonely and it helps to talk
    'cause that's about all I can do
    I'm crippled
    And I can't walk"

    I came back and told him to fire up that mike
    And I'd talk to him
    As long as he liked

    "This was my dad's radio
    The little boy said
    But I guess it's mine and mom's now
    'cause my daddy's dead

    Dad had a wreck about a month ago
    He was trying to get home in a blindin' snow

    Mom has to work now
    To make ends meet
    And I'm not much help
    With my two crippled feet

    She says not to worry
    That we'll make it alright
    But I hear her crying
    Sometimes late at night

    You know there's one thing
    I want more than anything else to see
    Aw, I know you guys are too busy to bother with me

    But you see
    My dad used to take me for rides
    When he was home
    But.... I guess that's all over now
    Since my daddy's gone"

    Not one breaker came on the old CB
    As that little crippled boy
    Talked with me

    I tried hard to swallow
    A lump
    That just wouldn't stay down
    As I thought about my boy
    Back in Greenville Town

    "Dad was going to take mom and me with him
    Later on this year
    Why l remember him saying
    Someday this old truck will be yours Teddy Bear

    But I know I'll never get to ride an 18-wheeler again
    But this old base will keep me in touch
    With all my trucker friends

    Teddy Bear's gonna back on out now
    And leave you alone
    'cause it's about time for
    Mom to come home

    But you give me a shout when you're passin' through
    And I'll sure be happy to come back to you"

    Well I came back and I said
    "Uh...Before you go 10-10
    What's your home 20
    Little CB friend?"

    Well he gave me his address
    And I didn't once hesitate
    'cause this hot load of freight
    Was just gonna have to wait

    I turned that truck around on a dime
    And headed straight for Jackson Street, 229

    And as I rounded the corner
    Oh I got one heck of a shock
    18 wheelers were lined up for three city blocks

    Why I guess every driver for miles around
    Had caught Teddy Bear's call
    And that little crippled boy was having a ball

    For as fast as one driver would carry him in
    Another would carry him to his truck
    And take off again

    Well you better believe
    I took my turn at riding Teddy Bear
    And then I carried him back in
    And put him down in his chair

    And buddy if I never live to see happiness again
    I want you to know
    I saw it that day
    In the face of that little man

    We took up a collection for him
    Before his mama got home
    And each driver said goodbye
    And then they all were gone

    He shook my hand with a mile-long grin
    And said
    "So long trucker
    I'll catch ya again"

    Well I hit the Interstate
    With tears in my eyes
    I turned on the radio
    And I got another surprise

    "Breaker 1-9"
    Came a voice on the air
    "Just one word of thanks
    From Mama Teddy Bear
    We wish each and every one
    A special prayer for you
    'cause, You just made my little boy's
    Dream come true
    I'll sign off now
    Before I start to cry
    May God ride with ya
    And goodbye"
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    Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.

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    Yeah, I remember it. Just listened to it on YT for the first time in absolutely ages. It is indeed a real weepie. Couldn't do that in 2017--those truckers would need to get a CRO check before giving that little guy a ride or they'd be in B-I-G trouble.

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    Default Re: Teddy Bear RSV

    ...and if you thought "Teddy Bear" was a saddie, try "Teddy Bear's Last Ride" which puts the pedal to the metal in the lump-in-the-throat department.

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    big kid Guest

    Default Re: Teddy Bear RSV

    that was one of my dads favourite songs.

    Last edited by big kid; 03-09-2017 at 07:51.

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