500 MILES

Latest update on 03/06/2019

Artist: Journeymen
Author: Hedy West/trad.
Label: Capitol
Year: 1961

The future US Journeymen with a.o. Scott McKenzie (from San Francisco fame) and John Phillips (from the Mamas & Papas), six years before their summer of love.

Covers:

1962:

Kingston Trio

1962:

Peter, Paul & Mary

1962:

Jerry Reed

1962:

Lonnie Donegan

1962:

Richard Anthony [n°1 Fr as J'entends siffler le train; millionseller]

1962:

Los Mustang [as Quinientas Millas]

1963:

Hedy West [credited in most versions for her adaptation of this old fiddle tune (see footnote)]

1963:

Bobby Bare [as 500 Miles Away From Home, claiming authorship]

1964:

Peter & Gordon

1964:

Chad Mitchell Trio

1964:

Seekers

1964:

Glen Campbell [instrumental]

1965:

Josh White

1965:

Freddy [as 5000 Meilen von zu Haus]

1965:

Sonny & Cher

1967:

Machucambos [as El Silbido De Ese Tren]

1970:

Gene Vincent

1972:

Heaven Bound

1973:

Joe Simon

1983:

Clint Eastwood & General Saint

1989:

Hooters

1995:

Reba McEntire

1997:

Mocedades [as 500 Milas]

2001:

Luc Steeno [as Ik Hoor Nog Steeds Dat Lied]

2009:

Rosanne Cash

2009:

David Munyon

2013:

Carry Mulligan, Stark Sands & Justin Timberlake [in film Inside Llewyn Davis]

2015:

Spencer Bohren

2019:

Susan Boyle

Melody adapted from fiddle tunes Reuben's Train and I'm 900 Miles From Home (see there).

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