|Originally Performed By||Billy Joe Shaver|
|Original Album||Old Five & Dimers Like Me (1973)|
|Music/Lyrics||Billy Joe Shaver|
The song represents great pre-Hot Rize country-bluegrass, with fun lyrics to a singable tune. Phish has performed it only once, in a unique set with some musical help from the likes of Dick Solberg (on violin and vocals) and Jeff Walton (on guitar). Often labeled erroneously as “Fast Train,” the song has also been covered by Willie Nelson, Tennessee Ernie Ford, and Commander Cody.
Billy Joe Shaver "I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train"
Phish.net is a non-commercial project run by Phish fans and for Phish fans under the auspices of the all-volunteer, non-profit Mockingbird Foundation.
This project serves to compile, preserve, and protect encyclopedic information about Phish and their music.
The Mockingbird Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by Phish fans in 1996 to generate charitable proceeds from the Phish community.
And since we're entirely volunteer – with no office, salaries, or paid staff – administrative costs are less than 2% of revenues! So far, we've distributed over $1,000,000 to support music education for children – hundreds of grants in all 50 states, with more on the way.