song with lyrics "by way of Omaha"?

I heard a song this weekend that reminded me of Country Joe McDonald..I think the last line contained "....by way of Omaha".

I can't find the title or the artist. Can someone help me with this?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    It sounds like "Uneasy Rider" by Charlie Daniels

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    I was takin a trip out to L.A.

    Toolin along in my cheverolet

    Tokin on a number and diggin on the radio

    Just as I crossed the Mississippi line

    I heard that highway start to whine

    And I knew that left rear tire was about to blow

    Well the spare was flat and I got uptight

    Cause there wasn't a filling station in sight

    So I just limped on down the shoulder on the rim

    I went as far as I could and when I stopped the car

    It was right in front of this little bar

    Kind of a red-neck lookin joint called the Dew Drop Inn

    I stuffed my hair up under my hat

    And told the bartender that I had a flat

    And ywould he be kind enough to give me change for a one

    There was one thing I was sure proud to see

    There wasn't a soul in the place except for him and me

    He just looked disgusted and pointed toward the telephone

    I called up the station down the road a ways

    He said he wasn't very busy today

    And he could have somone out there in just about 10 minutes or so

    He said," Now, you just stay right where yer at!"

    And I didn't bother to tell the darn fool

    That I sure as hell didn't have anyplace else to go

    So I ordered up a beer and sat down at the bar

    When some guy walked in and said, "Who owns this car

    With the peace sign, the mag wheels and the four on the floor?"

    He looked at me and I damn near died

    And I decided that I'd just wait outside

    So I laid a dollar on the bar and headed for the door

    Just when I wthought I'd get outta there with my skin

    These 3 big dudes come strollin in

    With one old drunk chick and some fella with green teeth

    Now the last thing I wanted was to get into a fight

    In Jackson Mississippi on a Saturday night

    Especially when there was three of them and only one of me

    I was almost to the door when the biggest one

    Said, "You tip your hat to this lady, son!"

    And when I did, all that hair fell out from underneath

    They all started laughin and I felt kinda sick

    And I knew I better think of something pretty quick

    So I just reached out and kicked old green teeth right in the knee

    Now he let out a yell that'd curl yer hair

    But before he could move I grabbed me a chair

    And said "Now watch him Folks cause he's a fairly dangerous man!"

    "You may not know it but this man is a spy.

    He's a undercover agent for the FBI

    And he's been sent down here to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan!"

    He was still bent over holdin on to his knee

    But everybody else was looking and listening to me

    And I laid it on thicker hand heavier as I went

    "He's a friend of them long haired, hippy-type, pinko fags!

    I betchya he's even got a commie flag

    tacked up on the wall inside of his garage."

    "He's a snake in the grass, I tell ya guys.

    He may look dumb but that's just a disguise,

    He's a mastermind in the ways of espionage"

    "Would you believe this man has gone as far

    As tearing Wallace stickers off the bumpers of cars.

    And he voted for George McGovern for President."

    They started lookin real suspicious at him

    He jumped up and said "Now just wait a minute Jim!

    You know he's lying I been living here all of my life!"

    "I'm a faithful follower of Brother John Birch

    And I belong to the Antioch Baptist Church.

    And I aint even got a garage, you can call home and ask my wife!"

    Then he started saying somethin bout the way I was dressed

    But I didn't wait around to hear the rest

    I was too busy moving and hoping I didn't run outta luck

    When I hit the door I was making tracks

    And they were just taking my car down off the jacks

    So I threw the man a twenty and jumped in and fired that mother up

    Mario Andretti wouldda sure been proud

    Of the way I was movin when I passed that crowd

    Coming out the door and headed toward me at a trott

    Now I guess I should of gone ahead and run

    But somehow I just couldn't resist the fun

    Of chasing them all just once around the parking lot

    I had them all out there steppin and fetchin

    Like their heads was on fire and their asses was catchin

    then I figgered I had better go ahead and split before the cops got there

    When I hit the road I was really wheelin

    Had gravel flyin and rubber squeelin

    And I didn't slow down till I was almost to Arkansas

    I think I'm gonna reroute my trip

    I wonder if anybody'd think I'd flipped

    If I went to L.A., via Omaha

  • 4 years ago

    Omaha Lyrics

  • 4 years ago

    Uneasy Rider Lyrics

  • 1 decade ago

    SONNY JAMES - THREE DAYS OUT OF OMAHA

    would this one be it

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