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'Round the World with the Rubber Duck

"'Round the World with the Rubber Duck" is the 1976 novelty song performed by C.W. McCall (pseudonym of Bill Fries) that was the sequel to the similar truck-driving country hit, Convoy. "'Round the World with the Rubber Duck" continues the story about the fictitious truck convoy from the song Convoy. The truckers cross to Europe (there ain't no way out 'cept for that one Atlantic Ocean) and travel through several countries including Great Britain, Germany, Russia, and Japan. At the end of the song there is also a reference to Australia (Ah, ten-four, Pig Pen, what's your twenty? Australia? Mercy sakes, ain't nothin' down there but Tasmanian devils and them cue-walla bears.). The lyrics[1] consist of different types of interspersed dialog including simulated CB conversations with CB slang and the chorus sung with a pirate accent and self-mocking background vocals (Dumb, Dumb, Dumb, This is,). The song's CB dialog includes parodied British, German, Russian, and Japanese accents, with stereotypical mispronounced words.

"'Round the World with the Rubber Duck"
Single by C. W. McCall
from the album Rubber Duck
Released 1976
Genre Country, truck-driving country
Label Polydor Records
Producer(s) Louis F. "Chip" Davis Jr.
Don Sears

Chart performanceEdit

Chart (1976) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[2] 40
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles (Billboard)[3] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 40

References and notesEdit

  1. ^ "'Round The World With The Rubber Duck". The Works of C.W. McCall : Rubber Duck. TechRen Enterprises. Archived from the original on 18 May 2009. Retrieved 2009-03-09. 
  2. ^ "C.W. McCall – Chart history" Billboard Hot Country Songs for C.W. McCall.
  3. ^ "C.W. McCall – Chart history" Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 for C.W. McCall.