Gotta Travel On

Trad. arr. J. Kidd, 1965 (mono), 1992 (stereo).  Recorded: 20-04-65

Johnny Kidd (voc) - John Weider (lead) - Johnny Spence (bass) - Frank Farley (drums) - Vic Cooper (keyboards)

About the last time Johnny Kidd's name appeared among the song credits on disc, although on this record it was only as arranger.

 
I've played around, I've splayed around
This old town too long
Summer's almost gone, yeah, winter's comin' on
I've played around, I've splayed around
This old town too long
And I feel like I've gotta travel on

Well my Papa keep's a-writing to me Johnny
But old Johnny won't come home
My Johnny won't come home, Whoah
My Johnny won't come home
Well my Papa keep's a-writing to me Johnny
But old Johnny won't come home
been on that chain gang too long

I've played around, I've splayed around
This old town too long
Summer's almost gone, yeah, winter's comin' on
I've played around, I've splayed around
This old town too long
And I feel like I've gotta travel on

(instrumental break)

I've played around, I've splayed around
This old town too long
Summer's almost gone, yeah, winter's comin' on
I've played around, and I've splayed around
This old town too long
And I feel like I've gotta travel on

Well my Papa keep's a-writing to me Johnny
But old Johnny won't come home
My Johnny won't come home, yeah
Johnny won't come home
My Papa keep's a-writing to me Johnny
But old Johnny won't come home
'Cos he's been on that chain gang too long

I've played around, I've splayed around
This old town too long
Summer's almost gone, yeah, winter's comin' on
I've played around, I've splayed around
This old town too long
And I feel like I've gotta travel on
(fades out)
 
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