"Davy's On The Road Again" as written by and Willie / Nelson....
Davy's on the road again
Wearin' different clothes again
Davy's turnin' handouts down
To keep his pockets clean

All his goods are sold again
His word's as a good as gold again
says if you see Jean now ask her
Please - to pity me

Jean and I we moved along
Since the day - down in the hollow
When the mind went driftin' on
And the feet were soon to follow

Davy's on the road again
Wearin' different clothes again
Davy's turnin' handouts down
To keep his pockets clean

Sayin' his goodbyes again
Wheels are in his eyes again
says if you seen Jean now as her
Please - to pity me

Downtown in the big town
Gonna set you back on your heels
With a mouth full of memories
And a lot of stickers for my windshield

Shut the door cut the light
Davy won't be home tonight
You can wait till the dawn rolls in
You won't see our Davy again


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"Davy's on the Road Again" as written by Robbie Robertson John Simon

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    General CommentWow - no comments!

    Obviously it's about a rootless guy, who just can't settle down even among those that love him. Sadly, he just doesn't have enough stake in any community to roll with the punches, he just moves on - again and again - to keep his pride intact. He'd rather be poor and alone than accept charity, but no-one can say he doesn't repay his debts.

    He wants Jean to pity him, but it's not really her pity he wants, but her apology. He wants her to be sorry for what she's done, that has in his eyes forced him back on the road. He's a bit self-pitying really.

    Whenever I was at the side of the road hitching, feeling sorry for myself as the traffic roared by, or walking in the heat and grit to the next hitching point, and if I was feeling sorry for myself, this song would come to me.
    jimqukon November 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentNot sure it's really a song about a self-pitying, rootless guy.
    It's about the life of being a working musician, and being on the road, going on tour again, finding it hard to keep a relationship going because of the demands (and the call) of being on the road. Stickers on the windshield are souvenirs from the different towns on the tour. Mouthful of memories are the songs and the tales of life on the road. It's a song about being on tour, probably written on tour.
    Zaragonon August 04, 2014   Link

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