Who Sang Back on the Road? Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood

Lee Hazlewood Nancy & Lee Again cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1972
length: 3:23
Some other versions of "Back on the Road"

She: Racing wheels under some great old bus
He: Children's faces sometimes smile at us
She: Miles of concrete roads that run our beat
He: Twelve o'clock I guess it's time to eat
She: Hail buddy, have you got a dime?
He: Thank you friend, we'll pay you back some time
Candy bar and a glass of water meal
She: Can't help much to change the way we feel
Everything we are is on our backs
He: Wrapped up in these old brown gummy sacks
She: Think we'll sit us down and rest our loads
He: Then we'll get back on the road

He: Ten more miles with all the county line
She: Where we hear the people treat you kind
He: The b__mer's good, the sheriff's got a dog named Male
She: Sometimes we just sleep the night in jail
Hey, there goes Joey, he is driving 99
He: Steady and stop and let us climb some time
I know he would but the company won't let him
She: Think old Joe was our one and only friend
He: What's that noise? It's someone call our names
She: Guess it's just some children playing games
He: Think we'll sit us down and rest our loads
then we'll get back on the road

She: Tell me Sir what do you call this town?
He: A pretty name Sir, and a pretty sound
She: It's funny Sir, our feet don't hurt no more
He: Our old backs ain't felt this good before
She: And something else Sir, while we think of it
we're not hungry Sir, no not one bit!
Is that Tommy Blake and Daddy Sue
He: Thought they died way back in '62
She: Well, thank you Sir, you are so very kind
He: We'll stay a little while if you don't mind
She: We'll sit and talk Sir, and we'll rest our loads
He: Then we'll get back on the road

Vinyl 1
  • 1 Arkansas Coal (Suite)
  • 2 Big Red Balloon
  • 3 Friendship Train
  • 4 Paris Summer
  • 5 Congratulations
  • 6 Down From Dover
  • 7 Did You Ever
  • 8 Tippy Toes
  • 9 Back on the Road
  • 10 Got It Together Again