Tuesday, April 04, 2006

I've Been Everywhere, Man... er, Not Really

Netflix finally mailed a copy of Walk The Line so it'll be popped into the iMac tonight for viewing. My favorite song by The Man in Black is, hands down, I've Been Everywhere Man. In case you didn't know, Australian Geoff Mack wrote I've Been Everywhere with place names in Australia which became a hit for Lucky Starr in 1959. Three years later, Hank Snow topped the charts after place names in the U.S.A. and Canada were incorporated.

How many of these places have you been, man?
Without referring to a map, I can say I've been to 33 places.

I was totin' my pack along the dusty Winnemucca road
When along came a semi with a high and canvas covered load
If you're going to Winnemucca, Mack with me you can ride
And so I climbed into the cab and then I settled down inside
He asked me if I'd seen a road with so much dust and sand
And I said, "Listen, Bud I've traveled every road in this here land."

I've been everywhere, man
I've been everywhere, man
'Crossed the deserts bare, man
I've breathed the mountain air, man
Of travel, I've had my share, man
I've been everywhere.

I've been to: Reno, Chicago, Fargo, Minnesota, Buffalo, Toronto, Winslow, Sarasota, Wichita, Tulsa, Ottawa, Oklahoma,Tampa, Panama, Mattawa, La Paloma, Bangor, Baltimore, Salvador, Amarillo,Tocopilla, Barranquilla, and Padilla

I'm a killer
I've been everywhere, man
I've been everywhere, man
'Crossed the deserts bare, man
I've breathed the mountain air, man
Of travel, I've had my share, man
I've been everywhere.

I've been to: Boston, Charleston, Dayton, Louisiana, Washington, Houston, Kingston, Texarkana, Monterey, Ferriday, Santa Fe, Tallapoosa, Glen Rock, Black Rock, Little Rock, Oskaloosa, Tennessee, Hennessey, Chicopee, Spirit Lake, Grand Lake, Devil's Lake, Crater Lake, for Pete's sake

I've been everywhere, man
I've been everywhere, man
'Crossed the deserts bare, man
I've breathed the mountain air, man
Of travel, I've had my share, man
I've been everywhere

I've been to Louisville, Nashville, Knoxville, Ombabika, Shefferville, Jacksonville, Waterville, Costa Rica, Pittsfield, Springfield, Bakersfield, Shreveport, Hackensack, Cadillac, Fond Du Lac, Davenport, Idaho, Jellico, Argentina, Diamontina, Pasadena, Catalina,

See what I mean, sir
I've been everywhere, man
I've been everywhere, man
'Crossed the deserts bare, man
I've breathed the mountain air, man
Of travel, I've had my share, man
I've been everywhere

I've been to: Pittsburgh, Parkersburg, Gravelburg, Colorado, Ellensburg, Rexburg, Vicksburg, Eldorado, Larrimore, Atmore, Haverstraw, Chattanika, Chaska, Nebraska, Alaska, Opelika, Baraboo, Waterloo, Kalamazoo, Kansas City, Sioux City, Cedar City, Dodge City, what a pity

I've been everywhere, man
I've been everywhere, man
'Crossed the deserts bare, man
I've breathed the mountain air, man
Of travel, I've had my share, man
I know some place you haven't been
I've been everywhere

3 Comments:

Blogger HermanTurnip said...

I've been to a very dark place, driven to near madness, visited by a dark stranger, seen the cruelty of others, witnessed anger in it's purest form, stopped by for a drink, dropped by for a chat, and even bellied-up to the bar....but I've never been to the places mentioned in this brilliant song. Now I feel as if I've missed out...

April 04, 2006 4:12 PM  
Blogger dylien said...

36 :)

April 07, 2006 8:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I take it you ride from your blogname? Here's one you might like...

http://youtube.com/watch?v=scjb_f95diA

July 16, 2008 11:34 PM  

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