About East Bound and Down

"East Bound and Down" is a song written by Jerry Reed and Dick Feller, and recorded by Reed for the soundtrack for the film Smokey and the Bandit. The song features Reed on the lead vocal, and vocalist Gordon Stoker of the Jordanaires on the harmony vocal. It was released in August 1977 as a single on RCA Records. The song spent 16 weeks on the U. S. country music charts, reaching a peak of #2. It also reached #3 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100. The "...and Down" in the title and lyric is CB radio jargon for "I"m finished transmitting, but still listening to the channel. " " bound and down" remains a common sign-off for truckers on CB radio. The song was re recorded by the Canadian band The Road Hammers in 2005 and was a #1 hit off their Platinum selling self titled debut album.more »




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East bound and down, loaded up and truckin"Oh, we gonna do what they say can"t be doneWe"ve got a long way to go and a short time to get thereI"m east bound, just watch ol" Bandit runKeep your foot hard on the pedal, son never mind them brakesLet it all hang out, "cause we got a run to makeThe boys are thirsty in Atlanta and there"s beer in TexarkanaAnd we"ll bring it back no matter what it takesEast bound and down, loaded up and truckin"Oh, we gonna do what they say can"t be doneWe"ve got a long way to go and a short time to get thereI"m east bound, just watch ol" Bandit runEast bound and down, loaded up and truckin"Oh, we gonna do what they say can"t be doneWe"ve got a long way to go and a short time to get thereI"m east bound, just watch ol" Bandit runOld Smokey"s got them ears on, he"s hot on your trailAnd he ain"t gonna rest "til you"re in jailSo you gotta dodge him, you"ve gotta duck himYou gotta keep that diesel truckin"Just put that hammer down and give it hellEast bound and down, loaded up and truckin"Oh, we gonna do what they say can"t be doneWe"ve got a long way to go and a short time to get thereI"m east bound, just watch ol" Bandit run

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Jerry Reed Jerry Reed Hubbard (March 20, 1937 – September 1, 2008), known professionally as Jerry Reed, was an American country music singer, guitarist, and songwriter, as well as an actor who appeared in more than a dozen films. His signature songs included "Guitar Man," "A Thing Called Love," "Alabama Wild Man," "Amos Moses", "When You"re Hot, You"re Hot" (which garnered a Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance), "Ko-Ko Joe", "Lord, Mr.

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Ford", "East Bound and Down" (the theme song for the 1977 blockbuster Smokey and the Bandit, in which Reed co-starred), "The Bird," and "She Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft)". more »