Highway Man

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Johnny Cash

John R. "Johnny" Cash (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003), was an American singer-songwriter, actor, and author, who has been called one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Although he is primarily remembered as a country music icon, his songs and sound spanned many other … more »

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..

Written by: JIMMY WEBB


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Highway Man