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Draggin' 'Cross the U.S.A.

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Posted on May 19th, 2008 at 10:05 am

We're hanging out with Roger McGuinn, and he tells us a story about a little-known song he once played for a group of astronauts. That's when Roger's wife, Camilla, says, "Why don't you play it for them, honey?" Roger grabs his guitar, and voila! Another GB exclusive.

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  • Posted 4:56pm June 6th, 2008

    Hey Roger,

     Big fan of all your work! Really dig your footage all through Tom Petty's 'Runnin Down A Dream" DVD. Were you ever considered as a replacement to Roy Orbison in The Traveling Wilburys? I had heard that as a rumor, and wanted to know. Got tickets to your show in Ft.Worth in late November. Wanted to put you and Camilla up at the private hotel The Fort Worth Club, located blocks away from Bass Hall.

  • Posted 12:07pm May 23rd, 2008

    Here are the Lyrics:

    Draggin'        (McGuinn/Levy)

    We're sitting on the runway while the engines blow
    Our 747's gonna get the go
    I look across the field and see another jet
    In the cockpit is my buddy and we got a bet
    The tower gives the signal and we start to roll
    Gonna make him eat my smoke before the story's told

    Draggin' draggin' cross the U.S.A.
    Draggin' draggin' from New York to L.A.

    At 40.000 feet the weather's looking fine
    I'm waiting for the stew to bring my glass of wine
    The nose is headed right into the setting sun
    The throttle's open wide to let the horses run
    I'd like to take it easy on this easy ride
    but I see my buddy gaining on the starboard side

    Draggin' draggin' cross the U.S.A.
    Draggin' draggin' from New York to L.A.

    Now it's tougher on the people riding back in coach
    But I've got to beat my buddy to the final approach
    We're both into the pattern and we're cleared to land
    If I touch her down before him I'll collect a grand
    The flaps are all secured and now we're homing in
    And my 747 baby's gonna win

    Draggin' draggin' cross the U.S.A.
    Draggin' draggin' from New York to L.A X-2

  • Posted 11:31am May 23rd, 2008

    Right that is only a six string. It's my Martin D-45.



  • Posted 1:26pm May 22nd, 2008

    Seven string, I only see six strings on the guitar he's holding in his hand.

    Whats up with that?

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