Jeepney Driver's Song

Dear Webmaster, USS OKCity web site:

Thank you for publishing my request for the lyrics to Jeepney Driver. I didn't know until today that you had done that--thanks again! The good news is that the lyrics have been found and are ATTACHED BELOW! Please publish them on your site and delete my search request. Many thanks again!

Special thanks to CWO2 Michael Manley who managed to find his copy of the lyrics and forwarded them on to me.

There is still some question as to who gets credit for writing the lyrics. If you know, please tell me. Also, if anyone has an mp3 file of the song being played, I'd still enjoy receiving a copy of it.

I have reviewed the lyrics as sent and made minor changes after comparing them to John Denver's original hit song. I also have requested that the lyrics be posted at the Subic Bay website so that others can enjoy them too. One of the reasons I have endeavored to find these lyrics is because they describe in a few words the entire Subic scene that we all experienced. I hope they have the same meaning to you.

Best regards,

Blaine S. Collins

FTG2, USN, 1975-1980 FG Div., U.S.S. Oklahoma City (CG-5), 1976-1979 (decom)

Oí Jeepney Driver

Sung to the tune of "Take Me Home, Country Roads," by John Denver

Almost heaven, Olongapo City,
Green, green mountains, shadow o'r Shit River.
Life is fast here, faster than your eyes,
Filipino haircut, if you butterfly.

Oí Jeepney driver, take me home,
To the girl, I belong,
Giling-giling, all night long,
Take me home, Jeepney driver.

All my memíries, are about her,
Sexy lady, down in Subic City.
Dark and thrusty, under the table,
Misty taste of Mojo, make me want to go home.

Oí Jeepney driver, take me home,
To the girl, I belong,
Giling-giling, all night long,
Take me home, Jeepney driver.

I hear her voice in the evening how she calls me,
She says, "Come on honey, itís time to go to bed.
While walkiní down the road I get a feelin' that I
Havenít pissed since yesterday, Iím broke today.*

Oí Jeepney driver, take me home,
To the girl, I belong,
Giling-giling, all night long,
Take me home, Jeepney driver.

O' Jeepney driver, take me home
O' Jeepney driver, take me home.

*Variation: While driviní down the road I get a feelin'
She took all my Pesos yesterday, yesterday.

Blaine S. Collins FTG2, U.S. Navy, 1975-1980


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