Hit The Road Jack

Album: Greatest Hits, Vol. 1 (1961)
Charted: 6 1
  • Hit the road Jack and don't you come back
    No more, no more, no more, no more
    Hit the road Jack and don't you come back
    No more
    What'd you say?

    Hit the road Jack and don't you come back
    No more, no more, no more, no more
    Hit the road Jack and don't you come back
    No more

    Oh woman, oh woman, don't treat me so mean
    You're the meanest old woman that I've ever have seen
    I guess if you say so
    I'll have to pack my things and go (that's right)

    Hit the road Jack and don't you come back
    No more, no more, no more, no more
    Hit the road Jack and don't you come back
    No more
    What'd you say?

    Hit the road Jack and don't you come back
    No more, no more, no more, no more
    Hit the road Jack and don't you come back
    No more

    Now baby, listen baby, don't you treat me this way
    'Cause I'll be back on my feet some day
    Don't care if you do, 'cause it's understood
    You ain't got no money, you just ain't no good
    Well, I guess if you say so
    I'll have to pack my things and go (that's right)

    Hit the road Jack and don't you come back
    No more, no more, no more, no more
    Hit the road Jack and don't you come back
    No more
    What'd you say?

    Hit the road Jack and don't you come back
    No more, no more, no more, no more
    Hit the road Jack and don't you come back
    No more

    Well (don't you come back no more)
    Uh, what you say? (don't you come back no more)
    I didn't understand you (don't you come back no more)
    You can't mean that (don't you come back no more)
    Oh now baby please (don't you come back no more)
    What you tryin' to do to me? (don't you come back no more)
    Oh, don't treat me like that, baby (don't you come back no more) Writer/s: Percy Mayfield
    Publisher: THE RAY CHARLES FOUNDATION DBA TANGERINE MUSIC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 18

  • Rafael from Albuquerque, Nm, UsaWonder if Percy Mayfield wrote the song with Jack Kerouac in mind.
  • Meocyber from Alma. Co.Saw Ray at Fiddlers. Green Amphitheater in early 80's. Super super musician, vocalist and generally happy guy. Like Flip. Wilson's Geraldine used to say " go see Raaayyy. Chaarrlless!".
  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaDoes anyone know the name of Ray's band members?
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn February 22nd 1976, the Stampeders' covered version of "Hit the Road Jack" entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #79; and five weeks later on March 28th, 1976 it peaked at #40 {for 2 weeks} and spent 8 weeks on the Top 100...
    In the trios' native Canada it peaked at #6 on the RPM 100 chart...
    They had two other Top 100 records; "Sweet City Woman" {#8 in 1971} and "Devil You" {#61 in 1972}...
    But in their native Canada they had nineteen records make the RPM 100 chart; seven made the Top 10 with one reaching #1, "Sweet City Woman"...
    They just missed having three #1 records when both "Carry Me" {1971} and "Wild Eyes" {1972} peaked at #2.
  • Alan from LondonEveryone likes this song, from kids to Grandma. Classic.
  • Lenin from Aleyh, Lebanonwow...... look there i don't care who wrote the song with all my respect to him. But all what i can tell u all that when i hear this song i stop what i am doing to listen to this song oh man it is perfect .......one of my best...........
  • Byron from Baltimore, MdIn the movie, Ray is in a hotel room "working on songs that Percy sent him"(referring to Percy Mayfield). The movie does not imply Ray wrote the song, but instead that he was working on an arrangement for the song. The implication is that the argument he and Margie had resulted in the version that won him a grammy.
  • Tom from North Attleboro, MaRay didn't write this song, which the scene where he writes it in the movie must be fabricated.
  • Nick from Istanbul, Turkeythe female vocalist is lead Raelette, Margie Hendricks
  • Joshua from Twin Cities, MnThe Residents recorded a truly bizarre, almost atonal rendition of this song. Then again, bizarre and atonal music has always been the Residents' stock-in-trade.
  • Howard from St. Louis Park, MnThe song is also played at baseball games when the manager takes out the pitcher.
  • Petter from Ã?ngelholm, Sweden"The Cat", a band from Thailand did a amazing cover of this. everyone should check it out, it's even cooler than the original.
  • Liu from Beijing, United StatesI watched the movie, it was performed well, Ray RR is just like people say, hs is fantastic. it is easy to see what is on him to attract women, if i got chance to meet him, i'd be one of them.
  • Maud from Borgloon, BelgiumAnybody saw the movie? "Ray". There they show that this song was created while the singer (I forgot her name)wanted to leave him for not wanting to leave his wife for her.
  • [mutant] Jack_l from Wlg, New ZealandI think all the outlaws should take a leaf outa Percy's lyrics.. :)
  • Ronnie from Ft. Meyers, FlThe female vocalist is the mother of one of Ray's 8 kids by 6 different women.
  • Pete from Nowra, Australiaso who's the female vocalist????/
  • Cole from Moose Jaw, Sk, United StatesThe Stampeders did a version of this with Wolfman Jack
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