Highwayman Lyrics

Johnny Cash

publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Jimmy Webb
album: Track 6 in album The Best of Johnny Cash in Concert
release date: 1995
popularity : 7 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
length: 2:39

Cover Art

Johnny Cash The Best of Johnny Cash in Concert cover art
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I was a highwayman.
Along the coach roads I did ride
With sword and pistol by my side
Many a young maid lost her baubles to my trade
Many a soldier shed his lifeblood on my blade
The bastards hung me in the spring of twenty-five
But I am still alive.

I was a sailor.
I was born upon the tide
And with the sea I did abide.
I sailed a schooner round the Horn to Mexico
I went aloft and furled the mainsail in a blow
And when the yards broke off they said that I got killed
But I am living still.

I was a dam builder.
Across the river deep and wide
Where steel and water did collide
A place called Boulder on the wild Colorado
I slipped and fell into the wet concrete below
They buried me in that great tob that knows no sound
But I am still around
I'll always be around
And around and around and around and around.

I fly a star ship.
Across the Universe divide
And when I reach the other side
I'll find a place to rest my spirit if I can
Perhaps I may become a highwayman again
Or I may simply be a single drop of rain
But I will remain
And I'll be back again, and again and again and again and again...

Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Ring of Fire
  • 2 Big River
  • 3 A Boy Named Sue
  • 4 The City of New Orleans
  • 5 Rock Island Line
  • 6 Highwayman
  • 7 Long Black Well
  • 8 Folsom Prison Blues
  • 9 I Got Stripes
  • 10 I Still Miss Someone
  • 11 Sixteen Tons
  • 12 Get Rhythm
  • 13 Jackson
  • 14 If I Were a Carpenter
  • 15 Orange Blossom Special
  • 16 Sunday Morning Coming Down
  • 17 Casey Jones
  • 18 Peace in the Valley
  • 19 I Walk the Line