Long Way To Go (Todd Sheaffer)

First played

February 20, 2004

Last played

June 10, 2017

Times played

454

Lyrics/Notes

i wore my boots out walkin’
poured my heart out talkin’
i felt the pain & i broke the chain
but i still got a long way to go

been on the road ‘til tomorrow
been through the joys & the sorrows
came through the flood
& i pulled through the mud
but i still got a long way to go

been in the back-room dealin’
been on a long hook reelin’
crashed in the shed
& i woke in a sunny bed
& i still got a long way to go

been on the rails & big muddy
i’ve crossed the trails rocky & rutted
been down the road a million miles
but i still got a long way to go

i’ve traveled near & traveled far
i beat a hole in my guitar
crawled with the zeroes
& i stood with my heroes
& i still got a long way to go

been in the rain & on the run
i worked a long day in the sun
i slopped the pails
& i beat the nails
but i still got a long way to go

i tried the a verse as the b verse
i took the c verse to the chorus
rewrote & changed it
then rearranged it
& i still got a long way to go

i lost my way in darkest night
i woke again & saw the light
opened the book & i . . took a look
but i still got a long way to go

tell me what . . . what is the soul of a man?
he’s got to reach up his hand
tell me what . . . what is the soul of a man?
he’s got to reach out his hand
& i still got a long way to go
still got a long way to go
still got a long way to go

Shows played

2004-02-20 Mexicali Blues
2004-02-21 Mexicali Blues
2004-03-04 Funk Box
2004-03-06 Lincoln Theatre
2004-03-12 Fountain House
2004-03-13 Fountain House
2004-03-18 Chameleon Club
2004-03-20 Harper's Ferry
2004-03-21 Narrows Center for the Arts
2004-03-25 Fox Theatre
2004-03-26 32 Bleu
2004-03-27 Cervante's Masterpiece Ballroom
2004-03-31 Bishop's Pub
2004-04-03 Mt. Tabor Theater
2004-04-06 The Little Fox
2004-04-08 The Independent
2004-04-10 Malibu Inn
2004-04-13 Orpheum Theater
2004-04-16 Stella Blue
2004-04-20 The Gypsy
2004-04-22 12th & Porter
2004-04-24 Cla-Zel Theater
2004-05-07 Mad River Center For The Arts - Eclipse Theater
2004-05-15 State Theatre
2004-06-03 Iron Horse Music Hall
2004-06-11 Crash Mansion
2004-06-12 Funk Box
2004-06-18 Telluride Bluegrass Festival @ Town Park
2004-06-23 SoHo
2004-06-24 The Independent
2004-06-25 Knitting Factory
2004-06-26 Casbah
2004-06-29 Palms Playhouse
2004-07-03 High Sierra Music Festival @ Plumas-Sierra County
2004-07-06 Suede
2004-07-08 Cervante's Masterpiece Ballroom
2004-07-09 Ranch Bowl
2004-07-10 Martyrs'
2004-07-16 Greyfox Bluegrass Festival @ Rothvoss Farm
2004-07-29 Rex Theater
2004-07-30 Nelson Ledges Quarry Park
2004-07-31 Bucks County Bluegrass Festival @ Snipe's Farm
2004-08-07 Jerry Garcia Birthday Bash @ Sunshine Daydream Cam
2004-08-13 Floyd Fest @ Floyd Fest
2004-08-15 Doug's Cabin porch
2004-08-27 Knowlton Riverfest
2004-09-02 Strawberry Music Festival @ Camp Mather
2004-09-08 Grog Shop
2004-09-09 Newport Music Hall
2004-09-10 Black Swamp Arts Festival @ Black Swamp Arts Festi
2004-09-15 Starr Hill Music Hall
2004-09-16 Lincoln Theatre
2004-09-18 Blue Ridge Harvest Festival @ Cherokee Farms
2004-09-19 Blue Ridge Harvest Festival @ Cherokee Farms
2004-10-01 Theatre of the Living Arts
2004-10-02 Mexicali Blues
2004-10-03 Dave & Kacey's Wedding @ unknown venue
2004-10-16 First Harvest Festival @ Mad River Center For The
2004-10-20 The Handlebar
2004-10-23 Magnolia Festival @ Spirit of the Suwannee Music P
2004-10-26 Last Concert Cafe
2004-10-27 Gypsy Tea Room
2004-10-28 Threadgill's World Headquarters
2004-10-30 Stella Blue
2004-10-31 Orpheum Theater
2004-11-03 KPFA 94.1 FM Studios
2004-11-05 The Independent
2004-11-07 Connecticut Yankee
2004-11-08 Tahoe Biltmore - Club Breeze
2004-11-13 Cervante's Masterpiece Ballroom
2004-11-27 Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
2004-12-02 Funk Box
2004-12-04 River Street Jazz Cafe
2004-12-10 Harper's Ferry
2004-12-11 Meadows Music Theatre
2004-12-30 Mexicali Blues
2005-01-28 Theatre of the Living Arts
2005-01-29 Bowery Ballroom
2005-02-12 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
2005-02-19 Mexicali Blues
2005-03-03 Luther's Blues
2005-03-04 Green Room
2005-03-05 Martyrs'
2005-03-17 Chameleon Club
2005-03-30 Red River Saloon
2005-03-31 8150 Club
2005-04-02 Cervante's Masterpiece Ballroom
2005-04-04 Velvet Room
2005-04-06 Bishop's Pub
2005-04-08 Crystal Ballroom
2005-04-10 Domino Room
2005-04-13 Palms Playhouse
2005-04-14 Chico Woman's Club
2005-04-16 The Independent
2005-04-17 Malibu Inn
2005-04-20 Stella Blue
2005-04-22 Old Settler's Festival @ Old Settler's Festival
2005-04-27 Smith's Olde Bar
2005-04-29 MerleFest @ Wilkes Community College
2005-05-19 State Theatre
2005-05-21 Bowery Ballroom
2005-05-27 Strawberry Music Festival @ Camp Mather
2005-05-29 Jam on the River @ Penn's Landing
2005-06-16 Mojo's
2005-06-17 Wakarusa Music Festival @ Clinton Lake Park
2005-06-30 Mexicali Blues
2005-07-02 High Sierra Music Festival @ Plumas-Sierra County
2005-07-08 Martyrs'
2005-07-09 Blissfest Festival Farm @ Blissfest Festival Farm
2005-07-17 House of Blues
2005-08-12 Volunteer Fireman's Memorial Bandshell
2005-08-20 Delaware River Music Festival @ Delaware River Mus
2005-09-16 Cool Springs Farm
2005-09-22 Peaches Bar and Grill
2005-09-24 Terrapin Hill Harvest Festival @ Terrapin Hill Far
2005-10-08 Emerald Lounge
2005-10-10 Exit/Inn
2005-10-12 Alley Katz
2005-10-13 Starr Hill Music Hall
2005-10-15 Neighborhood Theatre
2005-10-16 Smith's Olde Bar
2005-10-18 Skipper's Smokehouse
2005-10-19 Bamboo Room
2005-10-22 Magnolia Festival @ Spirit of the Suwannee Music P
2005-11-10 Century Lounge
2005-11-11 Blue Point Brewing Company
2005-11-26 Whitney Chapel - Centenary College
2005-12-09 Paradise Rock Club
2005-12-29 State Theatre
2006-01-12 Tractor Tavern
2006-01-13 Crystal Ballroom
2006-01-15 Domino Room
2006-01-21 The Fillmore
2006-01-27 Sheridan Opera House
2006-01-28 Sheridan Opera House
2006-02-01 8150 Club
2006-02-02 Sherpa & Yeti's
2006-02-03 Fox Theatre
2006-02-08 Suede
2006-02-11 Spring Creek Ranch
2006-02-18 Mexicali Blues
2006-03-01 The Basement
2006-03-03 Martyrs'
2006-03-08 The Bottleneck
2006-03-11 Headliners Music Hall
2006-03-12 Rex Theater
2006-03-17 Bearsville Theatre
2006-03-31 Jamm in Jamaica @ Mariner's Beach
2006-04-07 House of Blues
2006-04-09 Cat's Cradle
2006-04-13 Smith's Olde Bar
2006-04-15 Wanee Festival @ Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park
2006-04-22 Paradise Rock Club
2006-05-28 Jam on the River @ Penn's Landing
2006-06-03 Blue Plum Festival @ Blue Plum Festival
2006-06-05 Exit/Inn
2006-06-07 Park West
2006-06-25 Kate Wolfe Festival @ Black Oak Ranch
2006-06-29 High Sierra Music Festival @ Plumas-Sierra County
2006-07-06 Yarmony Creek Ranch
2006-07-13 Greyfox Bluegrass Festival @ Rothvoss Farm
2006-07-16 Baker Park Bandshell
2006-07-19 Old Armory
2006-07-20 10,000 Lakes Festival @ Soo Pass Ranch
2006-07-22 High Noon Saloon
2006-07-27 Floyd Fest @ Blue Cow Pavilion
2006-08-04 Cuthbert Amphitheater
2006-09-16 Rhythm & Roots Reunion @ downtown Bristol
2006-09-22 Park West
2006-09-24 Mountain Stage @ Bluefield Performing Arts Center
2006-09-28 Neighborhood Theatre
2006-09-29 Variety Playhouse
2006-10-27 Stephen's Talkhouse
2006-10-28 Starland Ballroom
2006-11-25 Beacon Theatre
2006-12-01 Paradise Rock Club
2006-12-28 9:30 Club
2006-12-30 Sherman Theater
2016-01-14 Variety Playhouse
2016-01-20 Druid City Music Hall
2016-01-23 Stubb's BBQ
2016-01-30 The Pageant
2016-02-15 Belly Up Aspen
2016-02-18 Wilma Theater
2016-02-26 Revolution Hall
2016-03-12 9:30 Club
2016-03-26 The Fillmore - Denver
2016-06-25 Funhouse Festival
2016-08-05 The Festival at Sandpoint
2016-09-22 Bogart's
2016-09-25 Town Ballroom
2016-09-30 Jefferson Theater
2016-10-15 The Farm
2016-10-23 Hangtown Halloween Ball - El Dorado Co Fairgrounds
2016-11-26 Sherman Theater
2016-12-29 Revolution Hall