Who Sang Detour? Bill Haley and His Comets

Bill Haley and His Comets Haley’s Juke Box cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1960
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Lyrics
Detour, there's a muddy road ahead, detour
Paid no mind to what it said
Detour, oh, these bitter things I find
Should have read that detour sign

Headed down life's crooked road
Lots of things I never knowed
Because of me not knowin', I now pine
Trouble got in the trail
Spent the next five years in jail
Should have read that detour sign

Detour, there's a muddy road ahead, detour
Paid no mind to what it said
Detour, oh, these bitter things I find
Should have read that detour sign

When I got right to the place
Where it said "About Face"
I thought that all my worries were behind
But the farther I go
The more sorrow I know
Should have read that detour sign

Detour, there's a muddy road ahead, detour
Paid no mind to what it said
Detour, oh these bitter things I find
Should have read that detour sign

When I got stuck in the mud
All my hopes dropped with a thud
I guess that my heart strings are made of twine
Have no willpower to get
From the hole that I'm in yet
Should have read that detour sign

Detour, there's a muddy road ahead, detour
Paid no mind to what it said
Detour, oh these bitter things I find
Should have read that detour sign
Should have read that detour sign
Should have read that detour sign

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Singing the Blues
  • 2 Candy Kisses
  • 3 No Letter Today
  • 4 This Is the Thanks I Get
  • 5 Bouquet of Roses
  • 6 There’s a New Moon Over My Shoulder
  • 7 Cold, Cold Heart
  • 8 The Wild Side of Life
  • 9 Any Time
  • 10 Afraid
  • 11 I Don’t Hurt Anymore
  • 12 Detour

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