Who Sang Highway Song? James Taylor

James Taylor Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon cover art

Some other versions of "Highway Song"
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Jorma Kaukonen
release date: 1971-4
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock/Soft Rock
length: 3:54
membranophone: Russ Kunkel
piano: Carole King and James Taylor
background vocals: James Taylor, Kate Taylor and Peter Asher
bass guitar: Leland Sklar
Father, let us build a boat and sail away
There's nothing for you here
And brother, let us throw our lot out upon the sea
It's been done before

I'm thinking 'bout a broken heart
I'm talking 'bout the break of dawn
You love me while I'm here
Then you can miss me when I'm gone
Sweet misunderstanding
Won't you leave a poor boy alone
I'm the one eyed seed of a tumbleweed
In the belly of a rolling stone

Back on the highway, yeah, yeah, yeah
Back on the road again

I had a little woman in Memphis
She wanted to be my bride
She said, settle on down, traveling man
You can stay right by my side
I tried so hard to please her
But I couldn't hold out too long
'Cause one Saturday night I was laying in bed
And I heard that highway song

Back on the highway, yeah, yeah, yeah
Back on the road again

Now one of these days that highway song will lose its appeal to me
I'm gonna settle on down like a natural born man
I'm gonna live my life naturally (Free and easy)
Until that day the thunder's gonna roll
And I notice there's a sign of rain
So I grab my bags and I pack my clothes
And I'm back on the road again

Back on the highway, yeah, yeah, yeah
Back on the road again

I'm thinking 'bout a broken heart
I been talking 'bout the break of dawn
You loved me while I'm here
and you can miss me when I'm gone
And I said sweet misunderstanding
Won't you leave a poor boy alone
'Cause I'm the one eyed seed of a tumbleweed
In the belly of a rolling stone

Back on the highway, yeah, yeah, yeah
Back on the road again

Here I am again
Holiday Inn
Same old four walls again
Gee, but it's fine to be back home again (whoa, now)
Say, Holiday Inn, I'm on the road again



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Love Has Brought Me Around
  • 2 You've Got a Friend
  • 3 Places in My Past
  • 4 Riding on a Railroad
  • 5 Soldiers
  • 6 Mud Slide Slim
  • 7 Hey Mister, That's Me Up on the Jukebox
  • 8 You Can Close Your Eyes
  • 9 Machine Gun Kelly
  • 10 Long Ago and Far Away
  • 11 Let Me Ride
  • 12 Highway Song
  • 13 Isn't It Nice to Be Home Again

  • Album Information
    label: Warner Bros. Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin