Highway Patrolman

Johnny Cash


writers: Bruce Springsteen
album: Track 1 in album Johnny 99
release date: 1983
popularity : 21 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country/Country Rock
length: 5:22
lyricist: Bruce Springsteen
composer: Bruce Springsteen

Album Information

country(area): United States
script: Latin

Cover Art

Johnny Cash Johnny 99 cover art


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My name is Joe Roberts I work for the State
I've always done an honest job honest as I could
Ever since we were young kids it's been the same come down
But if it was any other man I'd put him straight away

Yeah me and Frankie laughin' and drinkin' nothin' feels better than blood on blood

I catch him when he's strayin' like any brother should
Well Frankie went into the army back in 1965
But them wheat prices kept on droppin' till it was like we's gettin' robbed

I catch him when he's strayin' teach him how to walk that line
The night was like any other I got a call bout the quarter of nine
There was a kid on the floor lookin' bad bleedin' hard from his head
I ran out and I jumped in my car then I hit the lights
It was down by the crossroads out bout willow bank
Well I chased him through them county roads
Pulled over to the south out the highway watched his taillights disappeared
While the band played 'The Night Of The Johnstown Flood'
Man turns his back on his family ain't no good


Track Listing

  • 1 Highway Patrolman
  • 2 That's the Truth
  • 3 God Bless Robert E Lee
  • 4 New Cut Road
  • 5 Johnny 99
  • 6 Ballad of the Ark
  • 7 Joshua Gone Barbados
  • 8 Girl From the Canyon
  • 9 Brand New Dance
  • 10 I'm Ragged but I'm Right