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The "Seven Bridges Road" is Woodley Road in Montgomery, Alabama. This song describes the emotions the singer feels as he travels the road, which does have 7 bridges and moss covered trees.
This was written and originally recorded by the Country singer Steve Young in 1969 on his debut album Rock Salt & Nails. It is Young's most famous song. (thanks, William - Sebastian, FL)
According to issue 338 of Goldmine magazine, the Eagles didn't want to do a live album, but Joe Smith, who worked for their label, kept trying to convince them to do one. The band finally agreed to record some shows in 1980, but at the last minute threatened to cancel unless Smith could answer a trivia question, which he did: "Who were the four 20-game winners on the Baltimore Orioles pitching staff in 1971?" Answer: Mike Cuellar, Pat Dobson, Dave McNally and Jim Palmer.
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Comments (8):

I am intrigued as posed a song stemming from AL. but over all the song brings me a knowledge of the seven bridges to Key West, FL. as the man or wo man needed to explore the life unknown of rainbows . As there escaping to the fulfillment of the seven bridges journey. 4 each there own. love the song for its beuti in the art of sound. Amen
- Kimberly, Landing, NJ
The harmonies were not in the Steve Young version but were added by Ian Matthews in an album produced by Mike Nesmith (of the Monkees!). This version came out years before the Eagles used it to warm up on their Hotel California tour. See my blogpost here.
- Jack, Newton, MA
I always wondered who the guy that screams during the pause at the beginning of the song is ?? I wish it was me.
I have always loved the harmonies of this song.They very seldom do it live anymore.That did not look like The Eagles on the YouTube video above,Unless it was very Early in their career.But it most certianly sounde like them.Very well done, who ever it was
- rob, woodbridge, VA
I agree with Nady....they all have good ears and near perfect in tone. There have been remakes of the song, but Eagles I think still are the best.
- Beck, Columbus, OH
Williams IS buried at Oakwood - - but Woodley Road is nowhere near the cemetery. At one end, it T's into Narrow Lane Road. At the other end, some 25 miles southeast, it T's into Pine Level Loop in Pine Level, AL. You can see it for yourself on Google Maps. The cemetery is located at the intersection of Columbus and North Ripley Streets, 3.4 miles from Woodley Road.
- countedx58, Livermore, CA
pretty song:) the harmonies are stunning
- nady, adelaide, Australia
According to Don Felder's biography (Heaven and Hell: My Life in the Eagles) this song was originally sung by the group as a warm-up before going on stage. They would harmonize on the song as a way of bonding with each other before walking out to perform.
- Bob, Southfield, MI
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