FlinterFile: Bobby Bare- 500 Miles Away From Home


In 1963, Bobby Bare recorded an old folk song. It was popular again, because at the start of the 1960s, folk was popular again in the United States. This song was a moan from a traveller, who has no money left and is quite far from home, but doesn’t dare to return. Most people say Hedy West wrote it, others say it comes from an older folk song, 900 Miles, which again is inspired by songs from the South of America, like Train 45 or Reuben’s Train. Bobby Bare rewrote the song, put a spoken part in it and added different changes in the keys. He was successful with his version, with a number 10 hit in the US. Enjoy

Bobby Bare- 500 Miles Away From Home


Posted on February 28, 2016, in 1960-1969, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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