“Down the Road (I)”


Floating verses, usually not terribly cohesive. Various choruses: "Down the road, down the road/I've got a sugar baby down the road"; "Bound to go, bound to go/Over the road I'm bound to go"


Even for Uncle Dave, these words are incoherent. And -- hot dog! -- that's saying something. -PJS

Cross references

  • cf. "Letter from Down the Road"
  • cf. "On the Road Again"
  • cf. "Kassie Jones" (Furry Lewis's version)
  • cf. "Ida Red" (tune)


  • Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs, "Down the Road" (Mercury 6211, 1949)
  • Bascom Lamar Lunsford, "Down the Road" (AAFS 1802 A1, 1935)
  • Uncle Dave Macon, "Over the Road I'm Bound to Go" (Brunswick 329, 1929)
  • Sonny Osborne, "Down the Road" (Kentucky 564, n.d.)
  • Marion Rees, "Down the Road" (AAFS 837 B3, 1936)
  • Doc Watson & Gaither Carlton, "Down the Road" (on Watson01)


  1. Cohen/Seeger/Wood, pp. 208-209, "Over the Road I'm Bound" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. BI, CSW208


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1929 (recording, Uncle Dave Macon)
Found in: US(SE,Ap)