Chorus: It's got a push button automatic,
No radio to give me no static,
It doesn't have all the features of a new Cadillac,
But it gets me down the road and back.
Well some babies have stood in the front seat,
I can tell by the way it's worn out.
And there are rumors that others were made in the back seat,
And of this I have no doubt!
It was owned by some old folks, and later by young folks,
And a lady who could not see,
I'm not trying to be hateful, I'm just mighty grateful,
That now it belongs to me.
Twenty-five years ago they built my car.
I bet they never even dreamed it would go so far!
A quarter of a century ago,
All those workers went to work in the snow,
And now they're all dead, or else they're out bowling,
And my car keeps on rolling.
Not long after, he happened to be in Comfort, Texas, which is just west on Interstate 10 from Boerne, and he found a junkyard which is on the banks of the Guadeloupe River. He went to the office of the 'Yard and asked the man there if he had any thing that would run for $150 or less. The man scratched his head and said well.maybe! So he took Bickley down the hill towards the river and there on the bank of the river was a huge pile of used auto parts. Bickley said all you could see was bumpers, fenders, transmissions etc.
The man started pulling things off the pile and after a bit uncovered a 1964 Dodge Dart. Then the man went up to the office and brought a battery and a can of gasoline back. He put the battery in, then poured some of the gas in the carburetor and the rest in the tank, turned the key and it started! So Bickley gave him the $150 and drove it away.
The Dart was fantastic! It did have some spots that weren't rusted, but even so, it was a fantastic car! Everyone loved the Dart and all wanted to drive it!
All I know about Bickley Powell is that he left Boerne and went to Alpine, Texas and in his late forties went back to college at Sol Ross University. I haven't heard a thing from him since.
Soon after acquiring the Dart, Bickley wrote a song about the Dart and he gave me permission to use it anyway I wanted as long as he was given credit as the author. I am a witness as to the song's authenticity and to who authored it, i.e., Bickley Powell. I'm unable to write the music tablature (notation) but can send a recording of the song if you would like.
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