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Highwayman Lyrics

Artist: Johnny Cash


I was a highwayman. Along the coach roads I did ride
With sword and pistol by my side
Many a young maid lost her baubles to my trade
Many a soldier shed his lifeblood on my blade
The bastards hung me in the spring of twenty-five
But I am still alive.

I was a sailor. I was born upon the tide
And with the sea I did abide.
I sailed a schooner round the Horn to Mexico
I went aloft and furled the mainsail in a blow
And when the yards broke off they said that I got killed
But I am living still.

I was a dam builder across the river deep and wide
Where steel and water did collide
A place called Boulder on the wild Colorado
I slipped and fell into the wet concrete below
They buried me in that great tomb that knows no sound
But I am still around..I'll always be around..and around and around and
around and around

I fly a starship across the Universe divide
And when I reach the other side
I'll find a place to rest my spirit if I can
Perhaps I may become a highwayman again
Or I may simply be a single drop of rain
But I will remain
And I'll be back again, and again and again and again and again..
Comments/Interpretations
by Dakota on 5/22/2008 6:13pm
Your missing some agains
by ZANDERTHAW on 6/2/2008 1:06pm
AWESOME SONG!
by simjamlmx on 7/17/2008 7:09am
love this song...
by mmm on 7/23/2008 2:28pm
mad good song
by RES on 8/13/2008 11:29pm
Great karaoke Song
by Thapelo on 11/15/2008 6:38am
Greatest music.u gotta luv it
by shamrok on 1/23/2009 1:37pm
dude willeys a pimp dude smoke weed and dont die dudes a pimp
by Chaco on 2/25/2009 9:31am
Yay I love this song!
by Homer on 8/19/2009 6:32pm
Funeral song at my dads cremation... Emotional every time!
by bling bling on 9/10/2009 5:36am
its wicked coz it swears
by Woaw on 10/3/2009 12:56pm
Great song
by billy g on 11/4/2009 6:19pm
most amazing song i have herd in 30 years !
by no1star on 11/11/2009 2:14pm
love this song !
by Dalton on 12/8/2009 12:45pm
Best song ever!
by DI3GO on 1/3/2010 11:04am
LOVE IT, MUY BUEN TEMA
by Lidna on 1/25/2010 2:49pm
papa ich liebe dich
by Tony on 8/2/2010 1:50pm
best song ever!!!
by Gene on 3/29/2011 7:10pm
Best dang song I've heard in a long time, I'm 27 year old man from Los angeles, this song still gives me that great feeling only a damn good song gives you. These guys come from a way different world, they will for ever be remembered as the country song out laws, long live Johnny, Willie, and Waylon!!!!
by kingbee on 6/21/2011 9:03am
this song will be played at my funeral and i will be back again
by Outlawlegend on 9/25/2011 9:19pm
Surely a moving piece; people unaware of this kick ass music should b made aware of it! Spread the music, highwaymen!
by Bob Brown on 4/29/2012 9:02pm
The song was written by Johny Webb, you should credit the Song Writer, not the artist when you are providing just the written music or lyrics. Besides, Johny never released this song as a solo artist. It was done by the Highwaymen.
by LyricalMiracle on 5/6/2012 7:22pm
@Bob Brown, you're right in that Webb should have got the credit for writing it, but Johnny C did release this song as a solo artist. Promise!
by Shauna on 5/9/2012 10:43am
I love this song and it brings back memories of my Grandpa
by lululululul565r67567 on 5/15/2012 7:04pm
this is the best country song ever created. fuck you justin beiber. you should be ashamed.
by highwayforlife... on 5/15/2012 7:20pm
this song is nothing but a work of art and treasure. if jhonny was around today, i bet he would be proud of this mastering creation.
by Quaney on 3/15/2013 12:08pm
the greatest song ever! absolutely my favorite song! 4 country music legends.
by aaron k on 4/8/2014 1:04am
legendary song


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