Who Sang I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train? Billy Joe Shaver

Billy Joe Shaver Old Five and Dimers Like Me cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1973
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
length: 2:19
composer: Billy Joe Shaver
lyricist: Billy Joe Shaver
On a rainy, windy morning that's the day that I was born on
In the old sharecroppers one country shack
They say my mammy left me, same day that she had me
Said she hit the road and never once looked back

And I just thought I'd mention, my Grandma's old age pension
Is the reason why I'm standing here today
I got all my country learning, milking and a churning
Pickin' cotton, rasin' hell, and bailin' hay

I've been to Georgia on a fast train honey
I wouldn't born no yesterday
Got a good Christian raisin' and an eighth grade education
Ain't no need in y'all a treatin' me this way

And now sweet Caroline , I guess I'll ever find
Another woman put together like you all
With your wiggle and your walkin',and your big city talkin'
Your brand new shiny Plymouth rag-top car

Yeah it's hurry up and wait,in this world of give and take
Seems like haste makes for waste every time
And I pray to my soul, when you hear those ages roll
You better know I'm gonna get my share of mine

I've been to Georgia on a fast train honey
I wouldn't born no yesterday
Got a good Christian raisin' and an eighth grade education
Ain't no need in y'all a treatin' me this way

I've been to Georgia on a fast train honey
I wouldn't born no yesterday
Got a good Christian raisin' and an eighth grade education
Ain't no need in y'all a treatin' me this way

Ain't no need in y'all a treatin' me this way

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Black Rose
  • 2 Old Five and Dimers Like Me
  • 3 L.A. Turnaround
  • 4 Jesus Christ, What a Man
  • 5 Played the Game Too Long
  • 6 I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train
  • 7 Willy the Wandering Gypsy and Me
  • 8 Low Down Freedom
  • 9 Jesus Was Our Savior and Cotton Was Our King
  • 10 Serious Souls
  • 11 Bottom Dollar