Who Sang Promised Land? The Band

The Band Moondog Matinee cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1973-10-15
Genre: Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Rhythm & Blues/Country Rock/Rock & Roll
length: 3:01
Some other versions of "Promised Land"

Lyrics
I left my home in Norfolk Virginia
California on my mind
I boarded that Greyhound,
Rode in into Raliegh on across Caroline

Stopped in Charlotte to by pass Rockhill
We never was a minute late
We were ninety miles out of Atlanta by sundown
Rollin' out of Georgia state

We had motor trouble that turned into a struggle
Halfway across Alabam
And that bow broke down
And left us stranded in downtown Birmingham

Right away I bought a through train ticket
Got across Mississippi clean
And I was on that Midnight Flyer out of Birmingham
Smokin' into New Orleans

Somebody help me get out of Louisiana
Help me get to Houston Town

There are people there who care a little 'bout me
And won't put the poor boy down
Georgia born, they bought me a silk suit
And put luggage in my hand

And woke up high over Albuquerque
On a jet to the promised land
Workin' on a T-bone ala cartee
Flyin' over to the Golden State

When the pilot told us in thirteen minutes
He would set us at the terminal gate
Swing low chariot, come down easy
Taxi to the terminal door

Cut your engines and cool your wings
And let me make it to the telephone
Los Angeles, give me Norfolk Virginia
Tidewater four ten o nine

Tell all the folks back home
It's the promised land callin'
And the poor boy is on the line

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Ain’t Got No Home
  • 2 Holy Cow
  • 3 Share Your Love
  • 4 Mystery Train
  • 5 Third Man Theme
  • 6 Promised Land
  • 7 The Great Pretender
  • 8 I’m Ready
  • 9 Saved
  • 10 A Change Is Gonna Come

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