Treasure Island

Dave Alan Walker

(Pudsey, Leeds)

For The Highwaymen Of Heaven (Johnny, Waylon, Roy)


Well Jesus thought he'd got me
thought he'd laid my body down to rest,
I'm gonna rise my body up tonight
going to sit with the Indian chiefs

Going to have visions
of walking the road home again
to see where it all began

I'll walk with people I used to know
let them know I'm safe and well
tell them about the gates of heaven

Tell them I've started a band with,
Waylon Jennings and Roy Orbison
and that Elvis wants to join

Jesus thought he'd got me
thought he'd laid me down to rest

Ain't no grave can hold my body down



RIP Johnny, Waylon, Roy

Submitted: Thursday, April 04, 2013
Edited: Friday, October 11, 2013

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

I wrote this after listening to Aint No Grave (Can Hold My Body Down)
by Johny Cash. Maybe this is what he would say if we could hear him.
Two other singer song writers in the poem, Waylon and Roy, would maybe
say the same. Both was great friends of Johnny's.

Comments about this poem (For The Highwaymen Of Heaven (Johnny, Waylon, Roy) by Dave Alan Walker )

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  • John Shea (4/12/2013 8:13:00 PM)

    johnny Cash was married in a fever hotter than a pepper sprout and he will be talkin bout life lived until the fire never goes out. (Report) Reply

  • John Shea (4/12/2013 7:50:00 PM)

    My name is sue.How do you do? My name is shea and I love the music of Johnny cash. He made it one song at a time. It did not cost him a dime. (Report) Reply

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