On The Road was written by Alan Wilson. It is based on the 1953 song On The Road Again, written and recorded by Floyd Jones. Floyd Jones’ song was in turn based on the 1928 song Big Road Blues by Tommy Johnson. On The Road Again was first recorded by Canned Heat in 1967. It was first released on their 1968 album Boogie With Canned Heat. It was later released as a single with Boogie Music on the B-side. It reached number eight on the UK Singles chart and number sixteen on the Billboard Chart. The Beatles played the song during the Let It Be sessions in 1969.