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Diesel Dave

Tony True

January 04, 2018

Genre: Country

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Just like in the 70's a little truckin' tune about a real truck driver named Diesel Dave..

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Please feel free to comment on this tune...it helps me learn...Thanks


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Brent Baxter

Hey, Tony!
I like the throwback trucker vibe.  Fun.  Puts a smile on my face.

Tempo is always a good thing.  Not really any surprises lyrically or melodically, though.  It’d be nice to have a few surprises.  But nothing feels “wrong.”  It’s fun.

Hope that helps!  Please take a moment to leave a comment on another writer’s song.  It doesn’t have to be super-detailed or anything.  Just a thought or two about the song.  (Also, the best way to GET feedback is to GIVE feedback.)  Thanks!

January 09, 2018

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Kevin Fox

I try to listen without reading other reviews. I am sucker for truck driving songs. I remember a time when they were very popular. Seems like u don’t hear any in this new era of country. Only suggestion the old classic lead turnaround where everyone plays there part a little long for me . Loved backup singing. Overall ur A+ In my book ..keep trukn. Good buddy

January 15, 2018

Tony True

Thanks guys…

Kevin…I didn’t do the turn around as I wanted to extend the song a bit more otherwise it may have been a little too short IMO.

As for the BG vocals that was wife Lori who had NEVER sung up until doing these vocals. 

However I did have to bribe her with a bottle of red wine…which she finished at the end of the session…  LOL

January 16, 2018

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Brent Baxter

Hey, Tony!
I like the throwback trucker vibe.  Fun.  Puts a smile on my face.

Tempo is always a good thing.  Not really any surprises lyrically or melodically, though.  It’d be nice to have a few surprises.  But nothing feels “wrong.”  It’s fun.

Hope that helps!  Please take a moment to leave a comment on another writer’s song.  It doesn’t have to be super-detailed or anything.  Just a thought or two about the song.  (Also, the best way to GET feedback is to GIVE feedback.)  Thanks!

January 09, 2018

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Kevin Fox

I try to listen without reading other reviews. I am sucker for truck driving songs. I remember a time when they were very popular. Seems like u don’t hear any in this new era of country. Only suggestion the old classic lead turnaround where everyone plays there part a little long for me . Loved backup singing. Overall ur A+ In my book ..keep trukn. Good buddy

January 15, 2018

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Tony True

Thanks guys…

Kevin…I didn’t do the turn around as I wanted to extend the song a bit more otherwise it may have been a little too short IMO.

As for the BG vocals that was wife Lori who had NEVER sung up until doing these vocals. 

However I did have to bribe her with a bottle of red wine…which she finished at the end of the session…  LOL

January 16, 2018


Chorus
Diesel Dave, Diesel Dave he'll be a trucker till he's in his grave
He loves to drive that black top paved
He's a gear jammin’ jockey Diesel Dave

Verse 1
Born in back of a Kenworth cab he was raised to be a trucker - 17
Started scratchin’ gears when he was ten now he shifts ‘em like no other –17
Hear him double clutch while he’s makin’ time, as he blows by you
Dave’s on the road with another load, he’s got a job to do

Chorus
Diesel Dave, Diesel Dave he'll be a trucker till he's in his grave
He loves to drive that black top paved
He's a gear jammin’ jockey Diesel Dave

Verse 2
Running down the road in his ole rig, seeing all of this great country – 17
US) And he’s hauled it all from L.A., Dallas, Chicago down to Tennessee
CAN) And he’s hauled it all from Halifax, up to Moose Jaw down to B.C.
Then he backs it up, unloads his truck, and he’s off in record time
He can’t wait to get back on the road, loves hear his/make diesel whine

Chorus 2x
Diesel Dave, Diesel Dave he'll be a trucker till he's in his grave
He loves to drive that black top paved
He's a gear jammin’ jockey Diesel Dave
Tag - He's a gear jammin’ jockey Diesel Dave

Dec 9 2015 - Tony True © SOCAN/SODRAC

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