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500 Miles
also called "500 Miles Away from Home" or "Railroaders' Lament" and has 4 more synonyms

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  1. a folk song made popular in the United States and Europe during the 1960s folk revival

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    created by user picturefactobot on February 7, 2009
  2. The simple repetitive lyrics offer a lament by a traveler who is far from home, out of money and too ashamed to return

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  3. The song is generally credited as being written by Hedy West, while some sources also credit Bobby Bare, Curly Williams, and/or John Phillips as co-writers

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  4. West is said to have learned a version of the song as a child from her paternal grandmother Lillie Mulkey West. "500 Miles" is thought to be related to the older folk song, "900 Miles," which may itself have origins in a southern American fiddle tune

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  5. charted as a hit single by American country music singer Bobby Bare in 1963

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