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Performances Song History Lyrics

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)

Debut: 1993-05-06

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 NelsonTennessee Ernie Ford, and Commander Cody.

Billy Joe Shaver "I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train"

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