Standard guitar tuning:EADGBENo capo
Chorus 1ERoll On highway, Roll On a-Along. ERoll On daddy till you get back Ahome. ERoll on fam'ly, Roll On Acrew. ERoll On mama like I asked you to do. And F♯mRoll On Eighteen BWheeler, Roll On. E
E A E A
Verse 1AWell it's Monday mornin', he's kissin' mama goodbye. He's up and gone with the C♯msun. ADaddy drives an eighteen wheeler, and he's off on a midwest run.E And three sad faces gather 'round mama. They ask her when daddy's comin' C♯mhome. ADaddy drives an eighteen wheeler, and they sure miss him when he's Egone. Climb 1: Ah, but he Acalls 'em ev'ry G♯mnight and F♯7tells 'em that he lovesB them. He taught 'em this song to sing: (repeat chorus 1) afterward, key changes from E to F
F F B♭
Verse 2B♭Well it's FWednesday evening. Mama's waitin' by the phone. It rings but it's not his Dmvoice. Seems the high-B♭way patrol has found a jack-knifed rig in a snowbank in Illinois.F But the driver was missin', and the search had been abandoned 'cause the weather had ev'rything Dmstalled. And they had B♭checked all the houses and the local motels; when they had some more news they'd call.F Climb 2: And she told B♭them when they Amfound him to tell Gm7him that she lovedC him. And she hung up the phone singin':
Chorus 2FRoll On highway, Roll On a-B♭long. FRoll On daddy till you get back B♭home. FRoll on fam'ly, Roll On B♭crew. FRoll On mama like I asked you to do. And GmRoll On Eighteen CWheeler, Roll On. Dm
BridgeDmMama and the children will be Am7waiting up all night long, thinkin' B♭nothin' but the worst is comin' with the ring-Fin' of the telephone. Oh, but the DmMan upstairs was list'nin' when Mama B♭asked him to bring Daddy home. And when the Gmcall came in, it was Daddy on the other end, Caskin' her if she had been a-singin' the song, singin': REPEAT Chorus 2, but instead of Dm at the end of "Roll On Eighteen Wheeler, Roll On", make it an F.
F B♭FEighteen whee-B♭ler FEighteen whee-B♭ler FEighteen whee-B♭ler FEighteen whee-B♭ler----(hold until finally "roll on!")
B♭ Fm B♭FRoll On!
Fm-1-B♭--1-- -1-- -3-- -1-- -X-- Enjoy, and God bless. Bishop of Nod