Highway Patrolman Song Lyrics

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash Johnny 99 cover art
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My name is Joe Roberts I work for the State
I'm a sergeant out on Perenville barracks No 8
I've always done an honest job honest as I could
Got a brother named Frankie Frankie ain't no good
Ever since we were young kids it's been the same come down
I'd get a call on a short way Frankie's in trouble downtown
But if it was any other man I'd put him straight away
But sometimes when it's your brother you look the other way

Yeah me and Frankie laughin' and drinkin' nothin' feels better than blood on blood
Takin' turns dancin' with Maria

While the band played 'The Night Of The Johnstown Flood'
I catch him when he's strayin' like any brother should

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

  • credits

    writers: Bruce Springsteen
    album: Track 1 in album Johnny 99
    release date: 1983
    popularity : 119 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