I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train
Music/Lyrics: Billy Joe Shaver
Vocals: Dick Solberg
Original Artist: Billy Joe Shaver
Original Album: Old Five & Dimers Like Me (1973)
Historian: Mark Toscano
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"