KATHY MATTEA


Eighteen Wheels And A Dozen Roses Lyrics

(Paul Nelson/Gene Nelson)
Charlie's got a gold watch
Don't seem like a whole lot
After thirty years of drivin'
Up and down the interstate
But Charlie's had a good life
And Charlie's got a good wife
And after tonight she'll no longer
Be countin' the days
Eighteen wheels and a dozen roses
Ten more miles on his four day run
A few more songs from the all night radio
Then he'll spend the rest of his life
With the one that he loves
They'll buy a Winnebago
Set out to find America
They'll do a lot of catchin' up
A little at a time
With pieces of the old dream
They're gonna light the old flame
Doin' what they please
Leavin' every other reason behind
Eighteen wheels and a dozen roses
Ten more miles on his four day run
A few more songs from the all night radio
Then he'll spend the rest of his life
With the one that he loves

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Songwriter(s): Gene Nelson
Copyright: Mister Charlie Music, Warner-tamerlane Publishing Corp.
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Courtenay 10/25/12,16:44
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My dad used to be a truck driver and he would sing this song to us when we were little whenever he was home. We loved it!
Dave Brown 04/03/12,05:20
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I have been a trucker 30 years in England & enjoy the song i am in Thailand now & i requested this song in a bar only to find the American singing it actually wrote it
JR 10/05/11,18:16
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Kathy and friends. This is one of my favorite country music songs! Be a traveler with us. Click Like on our FB page. See ya on there! Search online for RoadWarriors360.
Lynnay 08/18/10,17:34
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Was listening to alot of oldies yesterday and i this was one of the songs i was totally butchering the lyrics on. Had to ask alotta people just to find out who it was and what thee song was called!
Sid 04/12/10,11:20
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I love this song, heard it on the radio this morning. I like the fact that Charlie and his wife are in love and will spend their retirement catching up a little at a time.
Marty 02/07/10,22:35
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This song rings a sound of complete joy to me! I have been behind the wheel for 15 years and have lots to go and would have it no other way. Thanks Kathy for remembering us warriors of the road.
Emma 11/15/09,03:30
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I love this song! I have two uncles that were truck drivers and my boyfriend is looking at becoming a long haul driver.
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