Who Sang Ride On Red, Ride On? Rory Gallagher

Rory Gallagher Jinx cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Henry Glover, Morris Levy, Teddy Reig
release date: 1982
genres: Rock Blues
styles: Hard Rock/Classic Rock/Blues Rock
length: 4:18
producer: Rory Gallagher
membranophone: Brendan O'Neill
vocal: Rory Gallagher
engineer: Jürgen Krämer
bass: Gerry McAvoy
guitar: Rory Gallagher
Well, I left my home in Vicksburg and started traveling north
Made it to New Orleans as the bus was taking off
The citizens' committee was giving away the fare
Saying, "If you don't like the south, boy, just ride on outta here."
Ride on, ride on, Red, ride on
Gonna ride off to my freedom
And make those Northern states my home

We made it into Shreveport, where we were supposed to eat
I got myself a sandwich, and ate it on the street
Ride on, Louisiana Red, ride on
Gonna ride on to your freedom
And make those Northern states your home

We made it into Little Rock; we made another state
Took the whole of the U.S. army to make one school integrate
Ride on, ride on, Red, ride on
Gonna ride on to your freedom
And make those Northern states your home

Well, I live here in New York, and I am doing fine
Have myself a ball above the Mason-Dixon line
Ride on, ride on, Red, ride on
Gonna ride on to my freedom
And make those Northern states my home

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Signals
  • 2 The Devil Made Me Do It
  • 3 Double Vision
  • 4 Easy Come, Easy Go
  • 5 Big Guns
  • 6 Jinxed
  • 7 Bourbon
  • 8 Ride on Red, Ride On
  • 9 Loose Talk

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