Tobacco Road

The Nashville Teens

About Tobacco Road

"Tobacco Road" is a blues song written and first recorded by John D. Loudermilk in 1960 that was a hit for The Nashville Teens in 1964 and has since become a standard across several musical genres.


Year:
2001
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I was born in a bunk
Mama died and my daddy got drunk
Left me here to die alone
In the middle of Tobacco Road

Grew up in rusty shack
All I had was hangin' on my back
Only you know how I loathe
This place called Tobacco Road

But it's home, the only life I ever known
Only you know how I loathe 
Tobacco Road

Gonna leave, get a job
With the help and the grace from above
Save some money, get rich and old
Bring it back to Tobacco Road

Bring that dynamite and a crane
Blow it up, start all over again
Build a town, be proud to show
Gives the name Tobacco Road

But it's home, the only life I ever known
I despise you 'cause yer filthy
But I love you 'cause yer home

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The Nashville Teens

The Nashville Teens are a British pop band formed in Weybridge, Surrey, in summer 1962. They are perhaps best known for the 1964 single "Tobacco Road," a top 10 UK hit and a top 20 hit in the United States. more »

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Written by: John D. Loudermilk

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