Buddy Holly - Down The Line Lyrics




Well, my ol' car's a-rollin' down the line
Thoughts of my baby runnin' through my mind
She's a-waitin' for me, I gotta be on time
I gotta go, go, go, go, go, go, go
I gotta go, go, go, go, go, go, go

Well, the white marker's flying off the road below
Man, I'm a-really flyin' low
My baby's waitin', I can't go slow
I gotta go, go, go, go, go, go, go
I gotta go, go, go, go, go, go, go

Well, a big policeman pulled alongside a-me
He said, "Boy you ain't quite as fast as me!"
I showed him a picture of that baby of mine
He said, "Boy you gotta roll on down that line!"

Well, my ol' car's a-rollin' down the line
Thoughts of my baby runnin' through my mind
She's a-waitin' for me, I gotta be on time
I gotta go, go, go, go, go, go, go
I gotta go, go, go, go, go, go, go





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  1. Itacyr Salles

    Impossível esquecer.
    A música o terá para sempre.

  2. Bernadette Coombs

    This is a super lovely song! Thank God for the internet alright and thanks to you very much for sharing as well!

  3. shoknifeman2 mikado

    Note that Buddy and Bob recorded this long before Buddy met that crook Norman Petty who put his name on several songs that he had no right to!

    Robert Drake

    shoknifeman2 mikado they recorded the acetate of this around 1955-56, IIRC.

  4. FBGOODIE!

    Wow wow wow!!! Holy Grail of R'nR!!! TX 4 sharing..

  5. Genghis Khan

    Oh man...such a beautiful record...

  6. JamesOwen

    Lyrics:
    Well my old car's a-rollin' down the line
    Thoughts of my baby runnin' through my mind
    She's a-waitin' for me, I gotta be on time
    I gotta roll roll roll roll roll roll roll
    I gotta roll roll roll roll roll roll roll

    Well, the white marker's flying off the road below
    When I'm really flying low
    My baby's waiting, I can't go slow
    I gotta roll roll roll roll roll roll roll
    I gotta roll roll roll roll roll roll roll

    Well, the big policeman pulled along side of me
    He said "Boy, you ain't quite as fast as me"
    I showed him a picture of that baby of mine
    He said "Boy, you gotta roll on down that line"

    Well my old car's a-rollin' down the line
    Thoughts of my baby runnin' through my mind
    She's a-waitin' for me, I gotta be on time
    I gotta roll roll roll roll roll roll roll
    I gotta roll roll roll roll roll roll roll


    Well my old car's a-rollin' down the line
    Thoughts of my baby runnin' through my mind
    She's a-waitin' for me, I gotta be on time
    I gotta roll roll roll roll roll roll roll
    I gotta roll roll roll roll roll roll roll

    Well, the white marker's flying off the road below
    When I'm really flying low
    My baby's waiting, I can't go slow
    I gotta roll roll roll roll roll roll roll
    I gotta roll roll roll roll roll roll roll

    Well, the big policeman pulled along side of me
    He said "Boy, you ain't quite as fast as me"
    I showed him a picture of that baby of mine
    He said "Boy, you gotta roll on down that line"

    Well my old car's a-rollin' down the line
    Thoughts of my baby runnin' through my mind
    She's a-waitin' for me, I gotta be on time
    I gotta roll roll roll roll roll roll roll
    I gotta roll roll roll roll roll on down the line

  7. michael brigg

    Just Great.

  8. nick page

    buddy holly 50s beatles 60s led zeppelin 70s thats all she wrote i will allways have a soft spot in my heart for buddy. he did more in two years then most bands did in there entire career. the beatles zep and many others were inspired by the fact he could make many types of music not just three chord rock n roll. like the beatles and zep he could rock but he also had a soft touch too God bless..

  9. TM Rezzek

    Impossible to drive down the highway listening to this song and stay within the speed limit.

    Billy Nieminen

    HAHAHA! Thanks man.

  10. D Doeser

    Mooie Herinneringen aan de Muziek van Buddy Holly ! Een Onvergetelijke Tijdperk ! Luister nog graag naar zijn Muziek ❤

  11. Belmont Blapper

    People started whole religions over this song.

  12. Jane Gold

    Not to be confused with Roy Orbison's version. This tune was recorded long before "1958"

    Ritchie Ritchison

    Roy Orbison song was Move on Down the Line completely different song

    Jane Gold

    @Ritchie Ritchison Yes it is a different tune. Actually the original title of Roy's song was "Go Go Go". It was the flipside of "Ooby Dooby". After Jerry Lee Lewis did his version in 1958, Orbison dropped the Go Go Go title

  13. Henry Kujawa

    One of my favorite early songs of his!

  14. BlackRaven156

    It doesn't get better than this!

  15. James Fellers

    Holy shit that's great!!!

  16. Michael Garfield

    A purely personal opinion, but this is an example of later overdubbing that is actually an improvement.