We can all agree that the country music supergroup, The Highwaymen, may have been one of the greatest things to ever happen to country music. Right?
So y'all know you're in for a treat when Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson join forces on stage. The video below has to be one of their greatest performances, and we're sure y'all will agree!
Before the group started their performance at the 1993 Farmaid concert, Johnny took the stage and said a few kind words about his fellow group members and friends. He said,
It's great to be here, thank you. We've had a pretty good run, these guys and me. These are the three fellas, we've been across the country and around the world together. And there's still no one I'd rather introduce than my musical comrades, Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings and the baby-faced kid from Texas, named Willie Nelson. They call us The Highwaymen.
How touching!! It is clear that The Highwaymen made more than just music, they made memories and long lasting friendships!
"Highwayman" was originally written by Jimmy Webb in 1977. By 1985, the song had inspired the four country music legends to form the supergroup, The Highwaymen. Their first album became a #1 platinum-selling album, while the song "Highwayman" hit #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for twenty consecutive weeks. Wow!
Check out the video below to see the stunning performance, and prepare to be amazed!
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 twenty-five
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 round 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 the 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...
I'll 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...
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