Little Feat - Willin' Lyrics




I been warped by the rain
Driven by the snow
I'm drunk and dirty, don't you know
And I'm still... willin'

And I was out on the road late at night
I seen my pretty Alice in every headlight
Alice, Dallas Alice

I've been from Tucson to Tucumcari
Tehachapi to Tonapah
Driven every kind of rig that's ever been made
Driven the back roads
So I wouldn't get weighed
And if you give me weed, whites, and wine
And you show me a sign
I'll be willin'... to be movin'

Well, I've been kicked by the wind
Robbed by the sleet
Had my head stoved in
But I'm still on my feet
And I'm still... willin'

I smuggled some smokes
And folks from Mexico
Baked by the sun
Every time I go to Mexico
And I'm still...

And I been from Tucson to Tucumcari
Tehachapi to Tonapah
Driven every kind of rig that's ever been made
Driven the back roads
So I wouldn't get weighed
And if you give me weed, whites, and wine
And you show me a sign
I'll be willin'... to be movin'





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  1. patrick young

    I've actually driven from Tucson to Tucumcari, Tehachapi and Tonopah. And Alice Texas, cute little town. The songwriter must've actually driven the route, as I recall it's going thru Bakersfield, then cutting east to I-40. Hotter than Hades in summertime, and I also ran I-10 east hugging the border.
    Incredible heat, the wife would soak towels in the ice chest and drape my shoulders.
    I ran Fresno to Central America 9 times, everything from a Toyota pickup tow-barring a Datsun Honey Bee to full sized Gillig and Crown buses. It's 4,000 miles Fresno to Managua. I also ran 4 times Fresno, CA to Guatemala in my '69 Gillig bus. Cruising at 62 mph tops, I made 3,000 in 4 days, driving 18 hour days. No weed, no whites and no wine, just fine Mexican folks waving at me from village to village.

  2. Garret Hollingsworth

    The live version is always best

  3. Gordon WEST

    Watch your blind spots. Keep distance.

  4. Gordon WEST

    Rigs laying SIDEWAYS on Interstate 80 in a hella blizzard in Wyoming before a 5% downgrade. I love Little Feet. But these guys are too wasted to drive. Good music though no doubt.

  5. Gordon WEST

    This song has a soulful message. Me? "Been there. Done that"! But these guys are too wasted at this point to even think about going down the road.

  6. Gram Armstrong

    This song never fails to bring tears. Magnificence....

  7. Drinkwater 7

    .....and he can always do a bit of painting and decorating on the side. Marvellous

  8. Gram Armstrong

    Reaches into the chest and tries with all its might to rip your heart out! RIP Lowell George...

  9. Ace Brogden

    Lovin this in 2020

  10. Wes Puckdog

    The best trucking song ever written. Period.

  11. jeff hammers

    If you ask people in Tahachape how far it is to Tonopah they look at you funny.

  12. Nancy E.

    I love this song, but this version is not very good. I think Lowell was not feeling well this night...

  13. Rob Lawing

    It is 2020 and few musicians can approach Lowell George...Godspeed Lowell !

  14. RR JR

    https://youtu.be/9IyRNKleyyg

  15. David Weise

    What happens at the cutoff at 2:59?

  16. David Weise

    What an incredible song....

  17. Jackie Smith

    He should have stuck with the weed, whites and wine.

  18. Raffaele Cappieri

    Wow love this 👋👋👋👋

  19. 1952FMS

    One of the finest ensembles of musicians ever. ty

  20. r Hays

    White sand!

  21. theone Andonly

    🎶🎶🎸🎶🎶

  22. Laurie M

    Thanks for posting this. We lost Lowell George way too soon. 😥

  23. D C

    You ever unlike a video so you could like it again?

  24. Bill Riggins

    What a great underrated country song

  25. 303io

    Miss you Dad. I know you're still riding your rig up there somewhere. If you can read youtube comments in heaven.. we all love you and miss you.

    303io

    And thanks for the great taste in music

  26. Jason Hoover

    RIP Paul....

  27. Sonny Cave

    RIP Paul Barrere, another great guitarist

  28. Jim Lee

    RIP Paul Berrere

  29. Paul Evans

    He was such a beautiful talent a romantic hero he could rip your heart out, sorely missed.

  30. Travis Mathis

    Saw them last night for the first time... even at this age they were amazing. This song brought out the feels.

  31. Jennifer Anne Gray RN, BSN Yarbrough

    Thank God I grew up to this, thanks dad

  32. The Art

    Sorry to make you all feel old haha, but this is my Granddad fave song...and now I love it..Weed, whites and wine forever! (but Im 16 and a good boy lol..only weed)

  33. Craig Hill

    I was 'there' when this song came out and I liked it, it was played all the time on the local non top 40 radio station in my boonie area (probably didn't get half the play if any on the typical top 40 radio stations of that period, which is probably why they're not in the Hall of Fame because not enough people heard them when they were hot). Never could quite figure out some of the lyrics until hearing it today and I said to myself, "oh, now I get the meaning of the song." Funny, all these years later I finally get a song that I loved when I was a kid.

  34. Win Ritzert

    Little Feat was one of my favorite bands...but I can't listen to Dixie Chicken..

  35. Nancy Chace

    Road anthem of the 70's.

    Jim Sly

    Let's go now! Where you at lol😎

  36. Marti Grant

    OMG George. I love you. RIP. I know you are, beautiful man. Gone too soon.

  37. TheMozzaok

    I am from their era, and I never heard this!! Dixie CHICKIN YES, this no.

  38. Don Walker

    Lowell: Gone way too soon! No one better!

  39. Jim Masters

    Drove 18 wheeler in 46 states and 3 provinces in Canada for 18 years..this band got thru many Nights....👍👍👏👏✌️✌️🥁

  40. bruce stratton

    Please, which album was this is on? Such a tragedy when he died!!!

    ScottieBhoy1888

    it’s on the sailin shoes album and there is a live version on the waiting for columbus album

  41. George Doolittle

    and i really have

  42. Mark Stocker

    I've been kicked by the wind, robbed by the sleet


    Had my head stoved in, but I'm still on my feet

  43. Rod Dunlavey

    I saw them at Hancher Auditorium in Iowa City, IA in the late 70s when Lowell was still alive. I sat 6th row center, one of the best shows I ever saw. And I have seen BB King, Fleetwood Mac, Billy Joel to name a few.

  44. rita brown

    Best song ever sung by the Greatest Artist of all times Lowell George !!!!

  45. 辻愛子

    Rowell Jorge は 、どうして死んでしまったんだろう。ゆうちゃんと中野サンプラザにコンサート観に行ったっけ。
    なかたがいしちゃったけど、ゆうちゃん元気かなぁ、、、。

  46. James Lawman

    Little feat, not just a cool stand, but an exceptional band.

  47. sean mc gonigle

    Rodney cowell leaving louisianna

  48. Nancy Lowry

    God, I forgot how much I loved Little Feat! Lowell George was a treasure and should be never for forgotten. Simply the best southern music a northern girl could love.

    guillaume maillard

    so good to hear

    Sandra Shevyn

    Just yea .. the best ever.

  49. Patrick Oh!

    Never heard this. I really liked Linda’s version

  50. Ed Fulginiti

    Seatrain did best version...imho.

  51. david bisacca

    Long time fan.. saw them live in 1977..

  52. everett binder

    Play it again Lowell

  53. Kathy Lewis

    I must post this song at least twice a year and I always turn to it when I don't think I can go on one more minute.

  54. Michael Ray

    those overalls kick ass! Dude was the man!

  55. jeff wilson

    BILLY PAYNE!

  56. Space Goth

    killed by a pizza at the new jersey turnpike

  57. thekerneljames

    Man.. this is gold. Just catching it now, somehow. I was merely 6 in 77 but thankful we can travel back and visit golden times. Beautiful vibe thru the band. Rip Lowell.. you nailed it Brother

  58. Clearanceman2

    He had so much talent.

  59. John McFadden

    Superb, read other comments and hit like.

  60. Catherine S. Todd

    Willin' -- Lowell George 
    I been warped by the rain, driven by the snow 
    I'm drunk and dirty don't ya know, and I'm still, willin' 
    Out on the road late at night,
    Seen my pretty Alice in every head light 
    Alice, Dallas Alice 
      
    I've been from Tuscon to Tucumcari 
    Tehachapi to Tonapah 
    Driven every kind of rig that's ever been made 
    Driven the back roads so I wouldn't get weighed 
    And if you give me: weed, whites, and wine 
    and you show me a sign 
    I'll be willin', to be movin' 
      
    I've been kicked by the wind, robbed by the sleet 
    Had my head stoved in, but I'm still on my feet and I'm still... willin' 
    Now I smuggled some smokes and folks from Mexico 
    baked by the sun, every time I go to Mexico, and I'm still 

      
    And I been from Tuscon to Tucumcari 
    Tehachapi to Tonapah 
    Driven every kind of rig that's ever been made 
    Driven the back roads so I wouldn't get weighed 
    And if you give me: weed, whites, and wine 
    and you show me a sign 
    I'll be willin', to be movin'

    ---
    *Tucumcari, New Mexico

  61. Tommy Petraglia

    UVM gymnasium Oct 19, 1978, my freshman year and my birthday... in front of 2,500 kids

    The day I learned of his passing is the Day _my_ Music died

  62. Rinaldo Stefani

    Underrated singer

  63. Miles Warnock

    Alice, Dallas Alice.

  64. Phil Sheridan

    The greatest band and guitarist ever. Little Feat and Lowell George. Wow.

  65. Jason Moore

    The Rock n Roll Doctor!

    Tommy Petraglia

    2 degrees in bee-bop a PhD in swing

    He's the master of Rhythm

    He's the Rock and Roll king

  66. Michael Harness

    Sad cocane Junkie

  67. Marti Grant

    I swear to God, the piano solo Billy played is the most beautiful thing I have ever heard. Thank you Billy.

    Tommy Petraglia

    Beautiful, Incredible

  68. bossfan49

    Great song, and like everything else...Linda Ronstadt made it even better.

  69. Danny Boyle

    Sad loss.one of the best bands ever.

  70. DH Benz

    Best truck driving song ever.

  71. Mark Stocker

    One of the best trucker songs ever

  72. asphalt cowboy

    Billy payne fucking amazing piano player..

  73. redsammy

    I was fortunate enough to see little feat with lowell George new years eve 1977-78 with Jerry Jeff Walker as the opening band. One of the best concerts.

  74. Dave McBroom

    Perfect...L.G.

  75. Steve Solo

    I loved these lyrics, but for me it was weed, cocaine and wine! What happened to great music? The 70's taught us what it was to feel the music.

  76. Dr. Bill

    Great band , I’m very impressed. 👏

    asphalt cowboy

    Amazing

  77. shelly nielsen

    Great voice!

  78. Marti Grant

    RIP beautiful Lowell George. We miss you. Yes we do.

  79. Ton van der Linden

    Basics for me, yes.

  80. Patch Davis

    Anyone who's ever driven cargo for a living can relate. Also wonderful is Richard Shindel's "Next Best Western".

  81. Celia Hans

    MUSIC!!

  82. Nancy Lowry

    Are kidding??? The best music ever, with the the country sound at its best. Don't let the new shit fool you.

  83. Desiree Hall

    I had a pair of white overalls I loved to wear all the time back in 1977......

  84. William Mcguckie

    George was so good linda Rondstat fell in love with him. What a american treasure both of them are. Fly with the Angels lowell.

  85. brian glodzik

    Gone too soon.

  86. F-RayDaySumtenNew

    God bless truckers hot chicks herbs and Little Feat

  87. moar pewpew

    They play better country than you can hear today....howboutit?

  88. Virgil Hurst

    😭😭😭😭

  89. Procopio, Jr Palacios

    Remebering the great Lowell George today, 40 years ago, June 29, 1979... RIP, Lowell and the tremendous drummer/backup vocalist Richie Hayward.

  90. Howie Long

    I relate to this song & loved covering it as a young musician.

  91. Garth Seagrave

    We saw Little Feat open for Marshall Tucker and Skynyrd at Winterland in San Francisco. Lowell was at the top of his game, and they did most of the songs on Waiting for Columbus. They were on fire and just smoked, we left after their set as we understood instinctively the following two bands could never match what we had just witnessed..

  92. Walter Mull

    Dorian you got that right they should have been in along time ago

  93. Melody Mills

    Gosh i loved Lowell George...

  94. Martin Downey

    He'd be offered a ticket at the Old Den.

  95. jeff malm

    Advertising on a video that is essentially stolen?!

    jonas haran

    jeff malm stolen from who?

    jeff malm

    jonas haran it’s a copy written video, ffs. Do you think someone whipped out a fuckin iPhone and made this?

  96. Willey Poboy

    RIP...we will walk together down in Dixie land!