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Now me and my wife and brother Joe
Took off in a port from San Pedro
Didn't have much gas and the tires were low
But the doggone Ford could really go

Along about the middle of the night
We's rippin' along like old folks might
When a Mercury behind, he blinked his lights
He honked his horn and he flew out of sight

We had twin pots and a clum-dya-but
You people may think that I'm in a rut
But to you folks who don't dig the jive
That's two carburetors and an overdrive

We've made three sparks out of many a-town
And left the cops spinnin' 'round and 'round
They wouldn't chase, they'd run and hide
But me and that Mercury stayed side by side

I looked at my bride, her face was blue
I was stuck to the throttle just like it was glue
We left streaks through town about 40 feet wide
But me and that Mercury stayed side by side

My brother was pale, he said he was sick
He said he was just a nervous wreck
But why should I worry, for why the heck
Me and that Mercury was neck and neck

Now on through the desert we did glide
A-flyin' low and a-flyin' wide
But me and that mercury was takin' a ride
We stayed exactly side by side

I looked in my mirror and I saw somethin' comin'
I thought it was a plane, the way it was a-hummin'
A-runnin' along at a terrible pace
I knew right then it was the end of the race

When it flew by us, I turned the other way
The guy in the Mercury had a-nothin' to say
And I could see it was a streak of gray
It was a kid in a hopped-up Model A