Who Sang I Was Young When I Left Home? Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan “Love and Theft” cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Bob Dylan
Release Date: 2001-9-10
length: 5:24
Lyrics
I was young when I left home,
And I been out a'ramblin' 'round,
And I never wrote a letter to my home.
To my home, Lord, to my home,
And I never wrote a letter to my home.

It was just the other day
I was drinkin' on my pay
When I met an old friend I used to know.
He said your mother's dead and gone,
Your baby sister's all gone wrong,
And your daddy needs you home right away.

Not a shirt on my back,
Not a penny on my name.
Well I can't go home this a'way.
This a'way, Lord Lord Lord,
I can't go home this a'way.

If you miss the train I'm on,
Count the days I'm gone,
And you'll hear that whistle blow a hundred miles.
A hundred miles, a hundred, baby,
Lord Lord Lord,
And you'll hear that whistle blow a hundred miles.

When I's playin' on the track,
Maw would come and whip me back,
On them tressles down by ol' Jim McKay's.

When I pay the debt I owe
To the commissary store,
I will pawn my watch and chain and go home.
Oh home, Lord Lord Lord,
I will pawn my watch and chain and go home.

I used to tell my Maw sometimes,
When I see them ridin' blinds,
Gonna make me a home out in the wind.
In the wind, Lord, in the wind,
Make me a home out in the wind.

I don't like it in the wind,
I want to go back home again,
But I can't go home this a'way.
This a'way, Lord Lord Lord,
And I can't go home this a'way.

I was young when I left home,
And I been all a' ramblin' 'round,
And I never wrote a letter to my home.
To my home, Lord Lord Lord,
And I never wrote a letter to my home.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum
  • 2 Mississippi
  • 3 Summer Days
  • 4 Bye and Bye
  • 5 Lonesome Day Blues
  • 6 Floater (Too Much to Ask)
  • 7 High Water (For Charley Patton)
  • 8 Moonlight
  • 9 Honest With Me
  • 10 Po' Boy
  • 11 Cry a While
  • 12 Sugar Baby
    CD 2
  • 1 I Was Young When I Left Home
  • 2 The Times They Are A-Changin' (alternate version)

  • Release information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 5099750436493
    script: Latin