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Key to the Highway
Big Bill Broonzy Lyrics


I got the key to the highway, and I'm billed out and bound to go
I'm gonna leave here runnin', cause walkin' is most too slow

I'm goin' down on the border, now where I'm better known
Cause woman you don't do nothin', but drive a good man 'way from home

Now when the moon creeps over the mountain, I'll be on my way
Now I'm gonna walk this old highway, until the break of day

Come here, sweet mama, now and help me with this heavy load
I am due in West Texas, and I've got to get on the road

I'm goin' to West Texas, I'm goin' down behind the farm(?)
I'm gonna ax the good Lord what evil have I done

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Charles Segar, William Lee Conley Broonzy

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I got the key to the highway, and I'm billed out and bound to go
I'm gonna leave here runnin', cause walkin' is most too slow

I'm goin' down on the border, now where I'm better known
Cause woman you don't do nothin', but drive a good man 'way from home

Now when the moon creeps over the mountain, I'll be on my way
Now I'm gonna walk this old highway, until the break of day

Come here, sweet mama, now and help me with this heavy load
I am due in West Texas, and I've got to get on the road

I'm goin' to West Texas, I'm goin' down behind the farm(?)
I'm gonna ax the good Lord what evil have I done



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Muffs 55mercury

Original issue on Okeh 6242, recorded 5/2/1941. Love this one!

Elayne Can Carroll

It

Scott Crosby-ART

For me, this is the perfect blues song

bluesguitarluki

big bill was such a genius. such a rythmic and great blues finger picking. he truely influenced a whole generation of blues musicians...

Ned D.

Really good quality for a song recorded in the 40s.

Albert Mora

Thank you for posting this. This song is a complete museum of the blues.

Bandicoot

Pure art.

Nosferatu 85

Absolutely amazing...but how is it possible to sound SO clear if this was recorded in the early 40s?? 😍

Mabu Dia

1:11 "IIIIII am a man of constant sorrow" :)

The1Mustache3

Epic, invincible to the effects of time. respect

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