I'M NINE HUNDRED MILES FROM HOME

Latest update on 20/11/2014

Artist: Fiddlin' John Carson
Author: traditional
Label: Okeh
Year: 1924

Related with 500 Miles (see there) and Reuben's Train (same melody). John's second verse is from The Butcher's Boy and his third from Jesse James.

Covers:

1927:

Grayson & Whitter [as Train #45]

1937:

Wade Mainer, Zeke Morris & Steve Ledford [idem; influencing New Lost City Ramblers and Woody Guthrie]

1944:

Woody Guthrie [as Nine Hundred Miles in Ballad Opera The Martins And The Coys (produced by Alan Lomax); in '46 also as Train #45; he also cut Grayson & Whitter's Wreck Of The Southern Old 97, Grayson & Whitter's Sally Goodin' and a 900 Miles]

1956:

Stanley Brothers [as Train #45]

1962:

Jimmy Martin [as Train #45]

1962:

Frank Proffitt [as Reuben Train]

1963:

New Lost City Ramblers [idem]

1964:

Terry Callier [as 900 Miles; released in '68]

1965:

Dion [idem, crediting Woody Guthrie]

1965:

Esther & Abi Ofarim [as 900 Miles (From My Home)]

1967:

Bob Dylan & The Band [Basement tape]

1968:

Bert Jansch [idem]

1980:

Del McCoury & The Dixie Pals [as Train #45]

1999:

Long Tall Texans [as 900 Miles]

2000:

Roger McGuinn [idem]

2001:

Blue Mountain

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