Who Sang Spirit? Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson A Horse Called Music cover art
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
release date: 1989
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country
length: 4:18
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 tomb 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 starship 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

  • 1 Nothing I Can Do About It Now
  • 2 The Highway
  • 3 I Never Cared For You
  • 4 If I Were A Painting
  • 5 Spirit
  • 6 There You Are
  • 7 Mr. Record Man
  • 8 If My World Didn't Have You
  • 9 A Horse Called Music
  • 10 Is The Better Part Over