Merle Haggard /

Ramblin' Fever

My hat don't hang on the same nail too long
My ears can't stand to hear the same old song
And I don't leave the highway long enough
To bog down in the mud,
I've got ramblin fever in my blood
I caught this ramblin fever long ago
When I first heard a lonesome whistle blow
If someone said I ever gave a damn,
They damn sure told you wrong
I've had ramblin' fever all along
Ramblin' Fever
The kind that can't be measured by degrees
Ramblin' Fever
There ain't no kind of cure for my disease
There's times I like to lay down on the sofa
And let some pretty lady rub my back
Spend the early morning drinking coffee
Talkin' about when I'll be comin' back
'Cause I don't let no woman tie me down
And I'll never get too old to get around
I wanna die along the highway and rot away
Like some old highline pole
Rest this ramblin fever in my soul