David Ashman
Guitarist/singer-songwriter
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'48 Willys
In a town not far from Willow Grove, PA
Is where I make my home today
I've been tossed around, passed down, and driven around town
But now I know I can make you proud

I've got 63 horses runnin' under my hood
I'm a '48 Willys and I'm doin' real good
I'm a jeep, I'm a car, I'm a wagon, and a truck
I'll carry your Christmas tree in my trunk
Never ask me where I've been or even where I'll go
Just let me do my job, 'cause that job's what I know

I come in different colours it depends on your mood
I'm sure you'll like my floor boards made of wood
I've carried Galloping Ghosts and Red Raiders alike
I've even transported your daughter's first bike

I've got 63 horses runnin' under my hood
I'm a '48 Willys and I'm doin' real good
I'm a jeep, I'm a car, I'm a wagon, and a truck
I'll let your children play in my trunk
Never ask me where I've been or even where I'll go
Just let me do my job, 'cause that job's what I know

Remember the time when we slipped from that road?
In front of Suzanne's house or so the story goes
You mended my bruises and I comforted you
I kept your secrets the older we grew

I've got 63 horses runnin' under my hood
I'm a '48 Willys and I'm doin' real good
I'm a jeep, I'm a car, I'm a wagon, and a truck
I'll carry your Christmas tree in my trunk
Never ask me where I've been or even where I'll go
Just let me do my job, 'cause that job's what I know

Copyright 2001 David A. Ashman
- I read a newspaper article about a man who
comes across a 1948 Willys for sale on the side
of the road.  While looking the vehicle over, he
recalls it being the first car he drove as a
teenager.  After silently reminiscing for some
time, he decides to purchase the Willys.  The
lyrics capture the emotions and memories of the
times they shared together written from the
Willys' point of view.
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