500 Miles Away From Home. Who was the first to sing this song?

it goes like this:

If you miss this train I'm on

Then you will know that I am gone

And you can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles.

A hundred miles, a hundred miles.

A hundred miles, a hundred miles,

You can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles.

Lord, I'm one, Lord, I'm two,

Lord, I'm three, Lord, I'm four,

Lord, I'm five hindred miles from my home.

Five hundred miles, Five hundred miles,

Five hundred miles, Five hundred miles,

Lord, I'm five hundred miles away from home.

Not a shirt on my back,

Not a penny to my name.

Lord, I can't go back home this a-way.

This a-way, This a-way,

This a-way, This a-way,

Lord, I can't go back home this a-way.

If you miss the train I'm on

You will know that I am gone

You can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    I remember hearing this song first back in the late fifties or very early sixties when i was a little boy. It seems it was someone like Farron Young (not sure about the spelling) that made the first one I ever heard. It is and was a good song. Wow! I don't recall hearing that song in years. It brings back good memories of my childhood. I'm not even sure about who did it, it could have been Hank Williams Sr. It's been so long ago, but sure got my mind working. I hope you find the answer, as I would like to know myself. Have Fun!!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I can't tell you who was the first to record this song, but Bobby Bare had a hit with it in late 1963 which made both the country and pop charts.

  • 1 decade ago

    im just guessing

    top of my head

    pete seeger

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