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Cledus Maggard - The White Knight (Chord)
Submitter: lmofle (360) on 7/29/12
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The White Knight
By Cledus Maggard
Tabbed By Larry Mofle

This song was huge during the CB Radio Craze in the mid 70's

Capo 3

Down 75 or 85 or I-20 t'other way
          G                                            D 
Turn your squelch to the right and in the night you'll hear some good buddy say
A                       G                  D 
"Breaker breaker, got a picture taker, all Smokeys at forty three."
It's that Japanese toy, that trucker's joy that everybody calls CB
      G                                             D
Yeah, Citizen's Band, keeps you up to date with the fender benders
    A                 G                         D   
And Tijuana taxis and all them bears out there. Flip flop

Now ahead of your children and ahead of your wife
On the list of the ten best things in life, your CB's gotta rate right around number four
'Course beavers and hot biscuits and Merle Haggard come one, two, three, you know
Well I was loaded down, coming outta Lake City,I was checkin' out seat covers, young and pretty
When all of a sudden there come a call over my CB, ringin' wall to wall
Said slow to double nickels as you hit the ridge, 'cause there's a Smokey picture taker t'other side of the bridge

D                                                                      G 
"Oh mercy, 'ppreciate that, good buddy, What's your handle there, come on
G                                               D
You got any county mounties out there prowlin', come on?"
A   A/B  A/C#
And he   said --

"Ten four, back door
        G                      D    
Put the pedal to the metal and let it roar
D                                E7            A
Hammer down to Macon town, gonna see my momma, sure
Well, the bears are gone, let's bring it on
    G                     D 
The Georgia line's out of sight
D                                        E7
Pulled outta Richmond town last Saturday night
       G             A     D 
And my handle is the White Knight, how 'bout it?"

"All right, White Knight, hammer down, you got the mean machine here."
        G                                          D
Well, I was a streakin', my needle was a peakin' a right around seventy nine
         A                  G                 D 
That old diesel juice was a gettin' loose and everything was fine
Then wall to wall, I got a call from a front door, big bear trapper
       G                                             D 
Said, "Break one nine, good buddy of mine, You got a Smokey in a plain white wrapper."
Well I jammed my stick, I lost twenty quick; You could hear them gears a tearin'
      G                                           D
I got passed by a beaver and a Camaro, when I was cruisin' alone and going so slow
        A                          G                     D
I could count every button on that frilly blouse she was wearin', 'Course there weren't but one
"Hey there, super trooper
Yeah -- that's the crafty Smokey over there with a CB of his own
Hey White Knight, let's slide one on the super trooper, come on?"
D                             G                            D     
"Ten four, back door. Put the peddle to the metal, whatcha waitin' for?
         D                                E7                        A 
That old white can't stay in sight, gonna leave you here and say no more, how 'bout it?"
"Whoa, now, buddy, that's fightin' talk, I'd get up there and blow your doors off!"
     G                                        D
Well I hammered down like I had wings, little gravels in my wheels going ping, ping, ping
A                    G                 D          
'Bout the time I hit ninety-two, I saw something flashing' in my rear view
Thought to myself that can't be true, but there it was, old blue, blue, blue
G                 D
Uh oh. Bubble gum machine done hit the jackpot
     A                      G             D  
Well I could see that bear, laughing big, hangin' in tight on the back of my rig
Right there and then it came to be wall to wall.Mm-hmm
   G                                      D   
So in that cold dark Georgia night in the shadows of Smokey bear's blue light
  A                       G           D  
I decided to make me just one more CB call
"Break one nine for the super trooper, hey there, Smokey old buddy, tell me if I'm right
    G                                    D                       
Are you my front door? Are you the White Knight? Come on?"
A   A/B  A/C#
And he   said --

Chorus 2:
"Ten four, back door
         G               D
You in a heap of trouble boy, that's for sure
Gonna read you your rights, and treat you fair
     R7                        A       
Just pull over there With your rockin' chair
D                                                  G                        D
Want you boys to know each other real well, 'cause you gonna be sharin' the same jail cell
D                                   B7             E7           A            D
You make twelve cotton pickers I've caught tonight runnin front door as that White Knight
Hhha-hhha-hhha-hhha-hhha-hhha!! How 'bout it
Forty miles over the speed limit! you boys gonna be here a spell

That's it, cotton pickers, I've done been grounded; My tail in jail and my rig impounded
   G                                                   D                                 A
So when you're comin' through the Georgia night, don't never get no front door called the White Knight
G                      D  
No sir. Wind up in the pokey with Smokey
I'm gonna pull that old CB thing out by the wires 
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