The Highway Man Lyrics

Johnny Cash

album: Track 15 in album Golden Hits
release date: 2003
popularity : 7 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock
length: 2:38

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Johnny Cash Golden Hits 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 I Walk The Line
  • 3 A Boy Named Sue
  • 4 San Quentin
  • 5 Orange Blossom Special
  • 6 The One On The Right Is On The Left
  • 7 I Love You Because
  • 8 Country Boy
  • 9 Ballad Of A Teenage Queen
  • 10 Oh Lonesome Me
  • 11 You Win Again
  • 12 You're The Nearest Thing To Heaven
  • 13 City Of New Orleans
  • 14 I Got Stripes
  • 15 The Highway Man
  • 16 Peace In The Valley