BURT BACHARACH lyrics - Three Wheels On My Wagon

BURT BACHARACH
"Three Wheels On My Wagon"

Three wheels on my wagon
And I'm still rolling along
The Cherokees are chasing me
Arrows fly
Right on by
But I'm singing a happy song!

I'm singing a higgity, haggity, hoggety, high
Pioneers, they never say die!
A mile up the road there's a hidden cave
And we can watch those Cherokees
Go galloping by!

[Spoken:]
"George, they're catching up to us!"
"Get back in the wagon woman!"

Two wheels on my wagon
And I'm still rolling along
Them Cherokees are after me
Flaming spears
Burn my ears
But I'm singing a happy song!

I'm singing a higgity, haggity hoggety, high
Pioneers, they never say die!
Half a mile up the road there's a hidden cave
And we can watch those Cherokees
Go galloping by!

[Spoken:]
"Duh, Paw? Are you sure this is the right road?"
"Will you hush up? You and your maps!"

One wheel on my wagon
And I'm still rolling along
Them Cherokees after me
I'm all in flames
At the reins
But I'm singing a happy song!

I'm singing a higgity, haggity hoggety, high
Pioneers, they never say die!
Right around that turn there's a hidden cave
And we can watch those Cherokees
Go galloping by!

[Spoken:]
"George? Should I get the bag of beads and trinkets?"
"Woman, I know what I'm doing!"

No wheels on my wagon
So I'm not rolling along
The Cherokees captured me
They look mad
Things look bad
But I'm singing a happy song!

[Spoken:]
"C'mon all you Cherokees, sing along with me!"

Higgity, haggity hoggety, high
Pioneers, they never say die!
Higgity, haggity hoggety, high
Pioneers, they never say die!

The Rare Bacharach 1 (2003)