Buck Owens performs “Streets Of Bakersfield” live on Concert.

Buck recorded it in 1973 and was included in his album, Is not It Amazing, Gracie (Capitol 1973)Dwight Yoakam recorded with Buck Owens on June 17, 1988, for the reprise records label. In October 1988, the song reached number one on the country charts. It was the first number for Dwight and the twenty-first number one for Buck, (the last of his career).

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Streets Of Bakersfield

Lp Cover Buck Owens-1973
Lp Cover Buck Owens-1973

Buck recorded it in 1973 and was included in his album, Is not It Amazing, Gracie (Capitol 1973)Dwight Yoakam recorded with Buck Owens on June 17, 1988, for the reprise records label. In October 1988, the song reached number one on the country charts. It was the first number for Dwight and the twenty-first number one for Buck, (the last of his career).

 

Story Of The Song

Dwight Yoakam And Buck Owens performs “Street of Bakersfield”

Cover single Dwight & Buck ( 1988 )
Cover single Dwight & Buck ( 1988 )

Some Versions:

Johnny Reno & The Kansas City Showband 1977 (Homespun)
Michal Tučný & Tučňáci 1991 (Supraphon)
Mingo Saldivar and His Tremendos Cuatro Espadas 1995 (Fonovisa, Inc.)
Paul Adkins and The Borderline Band 1996 (Rebel Records)
Rockabilly Riot 2004 (Bad Habits)
Mick Flavin 2007 (Imports)
Josh Williams 2011 (Rounder Records)

Buck Owens Streets of Bakersfield Lyrics

I came here lookin’ for somethin’
I couldn’t find anywhere else
Well, I don’t want to be nobody,
Just want a chance to be myself.

I’ve done a thousand miles of thumbin’,
Yes, I’ve worn blisters on my heels
Trying to find me something better
On the streets of Bakersfield.

[Chorus:]
You don’t know me but you don’t like me,
You say you care less how I feel
How many of you that sit and judge me
Ever walked the streets of Bakersfield?

[Instrumental]

Spent some time in San Francisco,
Spent a night there in the can
They threw this drunk man in my jail cell,
I took fifteen dollars from that man.

I left him my watch and my old house keys,
I don’t like folks thinking that I’d steal
Then I thanked him as he was sleeping,
And I headed out for Bakersfield.

[Chorus:]
You don’t know me but you don’t like me,
You say you care less how I feel
How many of you that sit and judge me
Ever walked the streets of Bakersfield

How many of you that sit and judge me
Ever walked the streets of Bakersfield…

40 Greatest Hits Streets of Bakersfield(CD cOVER)
40 Greatest Hits Streets of Bakersfield(CD Cover)