Highwayman by Johnny Cash Lyrics and Chords

Highwayman is one of the most popular songs of the time. Highwayman lyrics were written by Johnny Cash. This song has sung by Johnny Cash

SingerJohnny Cash
AlbumCountry rock
Released1985
TuningE A D G B E

Highwayman

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 ’25
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 around 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 a 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, 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, and again…

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[Am] [Am] [Am] [Am]

[Am] I was a [G] highwayman, [F] along the coach [Am] roads I did ride

[G] With sword [F] and [C] pistol by [G]my side

[Dm] Many a [Am] young maid lost [G] her baubles [F] to my trade

[Dm] Many a [Am] soldier shed his [G] lifeblood [F]on my blade

[Am] The bastards [G] hung me [F] in the [G] spring of [C] twenty-five

[F] But I am [G] still alive [G]

[Am] I was a [G] sailor, I was [F] born upon [Am] the tide

[G] With the [F] sea, I did [G] abide

[Dm] I sailed a [Am] schooner round [G] the horn [F] to Mexico

[Dm] I went [Am] aloft and furled [G] the mainsail [F] in a blow

[Am] And when [G] the yards broke [F] off, they [G] said [C] that I got killed

[F] But I’m [G] living still [G]

[Am] I was a dam [G] builder, [F] across a river [Am] deep and wide

[G] Where steel [F] and water [G] did collide

[Dm] A place called [Am] Boulder on [G] the wild [F] Colorado

[Dm] I slipped and [Am] fell into the [G] wet [F] concrete below

[Am] They buried [G] me in that [F] gray [G] tomb that [C] knows no sound

[F] But I am [G] still around

[C] I’ll always [G] be around, [Am] and [G] around, and [F] around, [C] and [Dm] around, [F] and a[F]rou[C]nd, and around…

[Am] I fly a [G] starship ‘cross the [F] universe [Am] divide

[G] And when [F] I reach the [G] other side

[Dm] I find a [Am] place to rest my [G] spirit if I [F] can

[Dm] Perhaps I [Am] may become a [G] highw[F]ayman again

[Am] Or I may [G] simply be [F] a single [C] drop of rain

[F] But I will [G] remain

[C] And I be [G] back again, [Am] and [G] again, and [F] again, and [C] again, [Dm] and [F] ag[F]ain,[C] and again…

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