What is that old country song about the crippled little boy on the cb radio?

May 19th, 2011

His dad used to be a trucker, but he died, and somehow the kid ended up not able to walk. He’s on the cb talking to a trucker and tells him his mom works all the time, and he’s not supposed to be bothering the truckers. At the end of it a whole bunch of truckers end up at the little boys house to give him rides in the truck. CanNOT for the life of me remember the name or the singer, and I don’t know the words, just the story. This song made me bawl, it’s wonderful.

‘Teddy Bear’ by Red Sovine (1976)

TEDDY BEAR

I was on the outskirts of a little southern town
Tryin’ to reach my destination before the sun went down
The old CB was blarin’ away on channel 1-9!
When there came a little boy’s voice on the radio line

And he said: ‘Breaker 1-9! Is anyone there?
Come on back, truckers and talk to Teddy Bear!’
Well, I keyed the mike and said: ‘You got it, Teddy Bear!’
And a little boy’s voice came back on the air

”Preciate the break, Who we got on that end?’
I told him my handle, and, then he began:
‘Now, I’m not supposed to bother you fellows out there
Mom says you’re busy and for me to stay off the air

But you see, I get lonely and it helps to talk
‘Cause that’s about all I can do, I’m crippled, and, I can’t walk!’
I came back and told him to fire up that mike
And I’d talk to him, as long as he liked

‘This was my dad’s radio’, the little boy said
‘But I guess it’s mine and mom’s now, ’cause my daddy’s dead!’
‘Dad had a wreck about a month ago
He was trying to get home in a blindin’ snow

Mom has to work now, to make ends meet
And I’m not much help, with my two crippled feet!’
‘She says not to worry that we’ll make it alright
But, I hear her crying, sometimes late at night

You know there’s just one thing I want more than anything else to see
Aw, I know you guys are too busy to bother with me!’
‘But, you see, my dad used to take me for rides when he was home
But, I guess that’s all over now, since my daddy’s gone

Not one breaker came on the old CB
As that little crippled boy talked with me
I tried hard to swallow a lump that just wouldn’t stay down
As I thought about my boy back in Greenville Town

‘Dad was going to take mom and me with him later on this year, Why,
l remember ‘im saying: ‘Someday this old truck will be yours, Teddy Bear!’
But, I know I’ll never get to ride an 18-wheeler again
But, this old base will keep me in touch with all my trucker friends!’

‘Teddy Bear’s gonna back on out now and leave you alone
‘Cause it’s about time for mom to come home
But, you give me a shout when you’re passin’ through
And I’ll sure be happy to come back to you!’

Well, I came back and I said: uh! ‘Before you go 10-10
What’s your home 20, little CB friend?’
Well, he gave me his address and I didn’t once hesitate
‘Cause this hot load of freight was just gonna have to wait

I turned that truck around on a dime
And headed straight for Jackson Street, 229
And as I rounded the corner, oh, I got one heck of a shock
l8 wheelers were lined up for three city blocks!

Why, I guess every driver for miles around had caught Teddy Bear’s call
And that little crippled boy was having a ball
For as fast as one driver would carry him in
Another would carry him to his truck and take off again

Well, you better believe I took my turn at riding Teddy Bear
And then I carried him back in and put him down in his chair
And buddy if I never live to see happiness again
I want you to know I saw it that day, in the face of that little man

We took up a collection for him before his mama got home
And each driver said goodbye and then they all were gone
He shook my hand with a mile-long grin
And said: ‘So long, trucker I’ll catch ya again!’

Well, I hit the Interstate with tears in my eyes
I turned on the radio and I got another surprise
‘Breaker 1-9!’ Came a voice on the air
‘Just one word of thanks from Mama Teddy Bear!’

‘We wish each and every one, a special prayer for you
‘Cause, You just made my little boy’s dream come true
I’ll sign off now, before, I start to cry
MAY GOD RIDE WITH YOU, 10-4, AND GOODBYE.’

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10 Responses

  1. Mai Balzitch says:

    I think it was by CJ McCall
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  2. whatelks67 says:

    I don’t remember who did it, but it is called "Teddy Bear"
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  3. norman7774 says:

    Sorry… I have never heard of it before.
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  4. thiefofsanity says:

    I think it’s Teddy Bear by Red Sovine.
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  5. lapyramid says:

    ‘Teddy Bear’ by Red Sovine (1976)

    TEDDY BEAR

    I was on the outskirts of a little southern town
    Tryin’ to reach my destination before the sun went down
    The old CB was blarin’ away on channel 1-9!
    When there came a little boy’s voice on the radio line

    And he said: ‘Breaker 1-9! Is anyone there?
    Come on back, truckers and talk to Teddy Bear!’
    Well, I keyed the mike and said: ‘You got it, Teddy Bear!’
    And a little boy’s voice came back on the air

    ”Preciate the break, Who we got on that end?’
    I told him my handle, and, then he began:
    ‘Now, I’m not supposed to bother you fellows out there
    Mom says you’re busy and for me to stay off the air

    But you see, I get lonely and it helps to talk
    ‘Cause that’s about all I can do, I’m crippled, and, I can’t walk!’
    I came back and told him to fire up that mike
    And I’d talk to him, as long as he liked

    ‘This was my dad’s radio’, the little boy said
    ‘But I guess it’s mine and mom’s now, ’cause my daddy’s dead!’
    ‘Dad had a wreck about a month ago
    He was trying to get home in a blindin’ snow

    Mom has to work now, to make ends meet
    And I’m not much help, with my two crippled feet!’
    ‘She says not to worry that we’ll make it alright
    But, I hear her crying, sometimes late at night

    You know there’s just one thing I want more than anything else to see
    Aw, I know you guys are too busy to bother with me!’
    ‘But, you see, my dad used to take me for rides when he was home
    But, I guess that’s all over now, since my daddy’s gone

    Not one breaker came on the old CB
    As that little crippled boy talked with me
    I tried hard to swallow a lump that just wouldn’t stay down
    As I thought about my boy back in Greenville Town

    ‘Dad was going to take mom and me with him later on this year, Why,
    l remember ‘im saying: ‘Someday this old truck will be yours, Teddy Bear!’
    But, I know I’ll never get to ride an 18-wheeler again
    But, this old base will keep me in touch with all my trucker friends!’

    ‘Teddy Bear’s gonna back on out now and leave you alone
    ‘Cause it’s about time for mom to come home
    But, you give me a shout when you’re passin’ through
    And I’ll sure be happy to come back to you!’

    Well, I came back and I said: uh! ‘Before you go 10-10
    What’s your home 20, little CB friend?’
    Well, he gave me his address and I didn’t once hesitate
    ‘Cause this hot load of freight was just gonna have to wait

    I turned that truck around on a dime
    And headed straight for Jackson Street, 229
    And as I rounded the corner, oh, I got one heck of a shock
    l8 wheelers were lined up for three city blocks!

    Why, I guess every driver for miles around had caught Teddy Bear’s call
    And that little crippled boy was having a ball
    For as fast as one driver would carry him in
    Another would carry him to his truck and take off again

    Well, you better believe I took my turn at riding Teddy Bear
    And then I carried him back in and put him down in his chair
    And buddy if I never live to see happiness again
    I want you to know I saw it that day, in the face of that little man

    We took up a collection for him before his mama got home
    And each driver said goodbye and then they all were gone
    He shook my hand with a mile-long grin
    And said: ‘So long, trucker I’ll catch ya again!’

    Well, I hit the Interstate with tears in my eyes
    I turned on the radio and I got another surprise
    ‘Breaker 1-9!’ Came a voice on the air
    ‘Just one word of thanks from Mama Teddy Bear!’

    ‘We wish each and every one, a special prayer for you
    ‘Cause, You just made my little boy’s dream come true
    I’ll sign off now, before, I start to cry
    MAY GOD RIDE WITH YOU, 10-4, AND GOODBYE.’
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  6. kkahn9dodge says:

    I think the name of the song was "Teddy Bear",,I can hear the song in my head,,not sure who sang it either,,its an old one!!
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  7. salus populi suprema lex est says:

    Red Sovine – Teddy Bear
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  8. nitramgm2001 says:

    Breaker One-Nine is anyone there? Come on back truckers and talk to "Teddy Bear" I still love that song. You have a great heart to think of and remember that song. Here is your info.
    TEDDY BEAR
    Recorded by Red Sovine
    Words and music by Dale Roy, Billy Joe Burnette, Red Sovine and Tommy Hill
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  9. Tromboy123 says:

    I think that I heard that song when I was eating my cat’s poop.
    I looked up the lyrics, but I couldn’t find them cause I was eating more poo.
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  10. Richard H says:

    It’s called Teddy Bear…Somebody already posted the lyrics. Here’s a link to the CD where you can find it:

    http://music.yahoo.com/release/60831 (#1)
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