Highway Patrolman Song Lyrics

Johnny Cash

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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

[Chorus]
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


    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    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