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Song title: Blowin' down the road


Blowin' down the road - 1 - Original

Goin' down dat lonesome road,
Oh, goin' down dat lonesome road,
An' I won't be treated this-a way.
Springs on my bed done broken down,
An' I ain't got nowhere to lay my head.
Now my mamma's dead an' my pappa, too
An' it left me alone with you.
An' you cause me to weep an' you cause me to moan,
An' you cause me to leave my happy home.

Longest train I ever saw
Was nineteen coaches long
Darlin' what have I done to you?
What makes you treat me so?
An' I won't be treated this way.

Notes: Traditional / Woodie Guthrie. Also known (and recorded) with other names, like "Dusty Old Roads", "Going Down This Road", "I'm A-goin' Down This Road Feelin' Bad ", "Ain't Gonna Be Treated This Way", "Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad", "Lonesome Road Blues". These lyrics refer to the original version


Blowin' down the road - 2 - Bruce 24-Jun-1993

I'm blowin' down this old dusty road
I'm blowin' down this old dusty road
I'm blowin' down this old dusty road, Lord
An' I ain't a-gonna be treated this a-way

I'm goin' where the water taste like wine
I'm goin' where the water taste like wine
I'm goin' where the water taste like wine, Lord
An' I ain't a-gonna be treated this way

I'm goin' where the water taste like wine
I'm goin' where the water taste like wine
I'm goin' where the water taste like wine, Lord
An' I ain't a-gonna be treated this way

My children need three square meals a day
Now, my children need three square meals a day,
My children need three square meals a day, Lord
An' I ain't a-gonna be treated this way

I'm a-goin' down this old dusty road
I'm blowin' down this old dusty road
I'm a-blowin' down this old dusty road, Lord
An' I ain't a-gonna be treated this way

I'm goin' where the grapes and peaches grow
I'm goin' where the grapes and peaches grow
I'm goin' where the grapes and peaches grow, Lord
An' I ain't a-gonna be treated this way

I'm a-goin' down this old dusty road
I'm blowin' down this old dusty road
I'm a-blowin' down this old dusty road, Lord
An' I ain't a-gonna be treated this way

I'm goin' where the weather suits my ???
I'm goin' where the weather suits my ???
I'm goin' where the weather suits my ???
An' I ain't a-gonna be treated this way

I'm a-goin' down this old dusty road
I'm blowin' down this old dusty road
I'm a-blowin' down this old dusty road, Lord
An' I ain't a-gonna be treated this way

I'm a-goin' down this old dusty road
I'm blowin' down this old dusty road
I'm a-blowin' down this old dusty road, Lord
An' I ain't a-gonna be treated this way

I'm a-goin' down this old dusty road
I'm blowin' down this old dusty road
I'm a-blowin' down this old dusty road, Lord
An' I ain't a-gonna be treated this way.

Notes: Traditional / Woodie Guthrie. Also known (and recorded) with other names, like "Dusty Old Roads", "Going Down This Road", "I'm A-goin' Down This Road Feelin' Bad ", "Ain't Gonna Be Treated This Way", "Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad", "Lonesome Road Blues". These lyrics refer to the 24-Jun-1993 version


Blowin' down the road - 3 - Bruce 25-Apr-1996

I'm blowin' down this old dusty road
I'm blowin' down this old dusty road
I'm blowin' down this old dusty road, Lord
An' I ain't a-gonna be treated this a-way

I'm goin' where the water taste like wine
I'm goin' where the water taste like wine
I'm goin' where the water taste like wine, Lord
An' I ain't a-gonna be treated this way

I'm goin' where the grapes and peaches grow
I'm goin' where the grapes and peaches grow
I'm goin' where the grapes and peaches grow, Lord
An' I ain't a-gonna be treated this way

I'm a-goin' down this old dusty road
I'm blowin' down this old dusty road
I'm a-blowin' down this old dusty road, Lord
An' I ain't a-gonna be treated this way

I'm goin' where the chilly winds don't blow
I'm goin' where the chilly winds don't blow
I'm goin' where the chilly winds don't blow, Lord
An' I ain't a-gonna be treated this way

My children need three square meals a day
Now, my children need three square meals a day
My children need three square meals a day, Lord
An' I ain't a-gonna be treated this way

I'm a-goin' down this old dusty road
I'm blowin' down this old dusty road
I'm a-blowin' down this old dusty road, Lord
An' I ain't a-gonna be treated this way
An' I ain't a-gonna be treated this way
An' I ain't a-gonna be treated this way

Notes: Traditional / Woodie Guthrie. Also known (and recorded) with other names, like "Dusty Old Roads", "Going Down This Road", "I'm A-goin' Down This Road Feelin' Bad ", "Ain't Gonna Be Treated This Way", "Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad", "Lonesome Road Blues". These lyrics refer to the 25-Apr-1996 version


Blowin' down the road - 4 - Bruce 29-Sep-1996

I'm blowin' down this old dusty road
I'm blowin' down this old dusty road
I'm blowin' down this old dusty road, Lord
An' I ain't a-gonna be treated this a-way

I'm goin' where the water taste like wine
I'm goin' where the water taste like wine
I'm goin' where the water taste like wine, Lord
An' I ain't a-gonna be treated this way

I'm blowin' down this old dusty road
I'm blowin' down this old dusty road
I'm blowin' down this old dusty road, Lord
An' I ain't a-gonna be treated this a-way

I'm goin' where the grapes and peaches grow
I'm goin' where the grapes and peaches grow
I'm goin' where the grapes and peaches grow, Lord
An' I ain't a-gonna be treated this way

I'm goin' where the chilly winds don't blow
I'm goin' where the chilly winds don't blow
I'm goin' where the chilly winds don't blow, Lord
An' I ain't a-gonna be treated this way

I'm a-goin' down this old dusty road
I'm blowin' down this old dusty road
I'm a-blowin' down this old dusty road, Lord
An' I ain't a-gonna be treated this way

My children they need three square meals a day
Now, my children they need three square meals a day
My children they need three square meals a day, Lord
An' I ain't a-gonna be treated this way

They got me in the jailhouse on my knees
They got me in the jailhouse on my knees
They got me in the jailhouse on my knees, Lord
An' I ain't a-gonna be treated this way

They're feeding me on corn bread and maize
They're feeding me on corn bread and maize
They're feeding me on corn bread and maize, Lord
An' I ain't a-gonna be treated this way

I'm gonna change this whole damn world around
I'm gonna change this whole damn world around
I'm gonna change this whole damn world around, Lord
An' I ain't a-gonna be treated this way

I'm a-goin' down this old dusty road
I'm blowin' down this old dusty road
I'm a-blowin' down this old dusty road, Lord
An' I ain't a-gonna be treated this way
An' I ain't a-gonna be treated this way
An' I ain't a-gonna be treated this way

Notes: Traditional / Woodie Guthrie. Also known (and recorded) with other names, like "Dusty Old Roads", "Going Down This Road", "I'm A-goin' Down This Road Feelin' Bad ", "Ain't Gonna Be Treated This Way", "Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad", "Lonesome Road Blues". These lyrics refer to the 29-Sep-1996 version


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This song has never been published on any official release.

Very few performances of this songs are known (to me, at least!):
 - 19/05/1993 The Stadium, Dublin ,Ireland
 - 24/06/1993 Meadowlands Arena, E.Rutherford,NJ ,USA during the Human Touch Tour
 - 25/01/1996 Music Hall, Austin,TX ,USA during the The Ghost of Tom Joad
 - 17/03/1996 The Mean Fiddler, Dublin ,Ireland
 - 25/04/1996 Brixton Academy, London ,GB during the The Ghost of Tom Joad
 - 29/09/1996 Severance Hall, Cleveland,OH ,USA
 - 26/05/1997 Palais des Congres, Paris ,France during the The Ghost of Tom Joad

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First known live performance: 19/05/1993 The Stadium, Dublin ,Ireland
Last known live performance: 26/05/1997 Palais des Congres, Paris ,France

Song 'history':


Bruce gave this song one only shot through the Human Touch tour (24/06/1993 Meadowlands Arena, E.Rutherford,NJ ,USA)
Not much used during the Ghost of Tom Joad tour, deserving only 3 renderings

The song was also played in informal happenings or off-tour appearances
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