Who Sang Down the Road by the Way? Billy Joe Shaver

Billy Joe Shaver The Real Deal cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2005-9-20
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
length: 3:10
Well it's down the road and up the hill and just around the bend
Pick 'em and put 'em down and pick 'em up again
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And it sets me into wonderin' what it's really all about
Fightin' for the things we know we'll always be without

Down the road by the way
Where the laughin' waters play
'Cross the ribbon-wavin' sand
We go walkin' hand in hand

Nothin' old and nothin' new
Nothin' special there to do
In those good old yesterdays
Down the road by the way

Well it's light and lovely Brenda comin' cool across the waves
Floatin' over rows she helped me hoe in yesterdays
And it's me whose thirsty now for all that sweet milk gone to waste
Somewhere on the road of no returnin' yesterdays

Well it's down the road and up the hill and just about the bend
Pick 'em and put 'em down and pick 'em up again
And it sets me into wonderin' what it's really all about
Fightin' for the things we know we'll always be without

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Live Forever
  • 2 There's No Fool Like an Old Fool
  • 3 Livin' a Lovin' Lie
  • 4 It Just Aint There for Me No More
  • 5 Jesus Christ Is Still the King
  • 6 Slim Chance and the Can't Hardly Playboys
  • 7 I Changed My Mind
  • 8 Sweet Melody
  • 9 Valentine
  • 10 You Ought to Be With Me When I'm Alone
  • 11 Down the Road by the Way
  • 12 West Texas Waltz
  • 13 The Real Deal
  • 14 If the Trailer's Rockin' Don't Come Knockin'
  • 15 Try and Try Again
  • 16 Aunt Jessie's Chicken Ranch
  • 17 Feliz Navidad