Orphan of the Road Song Lyrics

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash Man in Black cover art
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From a carnie show and a rodeo that shared a three day stand
A cowboy met a fiery carnie queen
In new spring nights amid the lights of the painted carnie van
They laughed and loved and shared shortlived dreams

But the carnie show and the rodeo went their seperate ways
And the carnie season bloomed and soon moved on
And I was born on a winter morn to the dark eyed carnie queen
The too-late-son of something that was gone

The black sheep child that grew up wild
From the seed the four winds sowed
Unwanted son of ice and fire
An orphan of the road

Track Listing

Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Preacher Said, 'Jesus Said'
  • 2 Orphan of the Road
  • 3 You've Got a New Light Shining in Your Eyes
  • 4 If Not for Love
  • 5 Man in Black
  • 6 Singin' in Viet Nam Talkin' Blues
  • 7 Ned Kelly
  • 8 Look for Me
  • 9 Dear Mrs.
  • 10 I Talk to Jesus Every Day

  • credits

    writers: Dick Feller
    album: Track 2 in album Man in Black
    release date: 1971-5
    popularity : 113 users have visited this page.
    genres: Blues Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country Rock/Country
    length: 3:37

    Album Information

    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin