I Been to Georgia on a Fast Train

Originally Performed ByBilly Joe Shaver
Original AlbumOld Five & Dimers Like Me (1973)
Music/LyricsBilly Joe Shaver
VocalsDick Solberg
Phish Debut1993-05-06
Last Played1993-05-06
Current Gap1198
HistorianMark 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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