Johnny Cash (116 Lyrics)
John R. "Johnny" Cash (February 26, 1932 – September 12, 2003), born J. R. Cash, was an American United States of America singer-songwriter, actor, Although he is primarily remembered as a country [more..]


 

Would You Lay With Me (In A Field Of Stone)
Would you lay with me in a field of stone If my need's were strong would you lay with me Should my lips go dry would you wet them dear In the midnight hour if my lips were dry Would you go away to...


I Hung My Head
Early one mot=rning With time to kill I borrowed Jebb's rifle And sat on a hill I saw a lone rider Crossing the plain I drew a bead on him To practice my aim My brother's rifle Went off in my hand...


Let The Train Blow The Whistle
I don't wnt no aggravation When my train has left the station If you're there or not, I may not even know Have a round and remember Things we did that weren't so tender Let the train blow the...

Like A Soldier
With the twlight colors falling And the evening laying shadows Hidden memories come stealing from my mind As I feel my heart beating out The simple joy of living I wonder how I ever was that kind...

Redemption
From the hands it came down From the side it came down From the feet it came down And ran to the ground Between heaven and hell A teardrop fell In the deep crimson dew The tree of life grew And the...

The Beast In Me
The beast in me Is caged by frail and fraglie bars Restless by day And by night rants and rages at the stars God help the beast in me The beast in me Has to learn to live with pain And how to...

The Man Who Couldn't Cry
There once was a man who just couldn't cry He hadn't cried for years and years Napalmed babies and the movie Love Story For instance could not produce tears As a child he had cried as all children...

Thirteen
Bad luck wind been blowin' at my back I was born to bring trouble to wherever I'm at Got the number 13 tattooed on my neck When the ink starts to itch, then the black will turn to red I was born in...


25 Minutes To Go
Well they're building a gallows outside my cell I've got 25 minutes to go And the whole town's waitin' just to hear me yell I've got 24 minutes to go Well they gave me some beans for my last meal...

Dirty Old Egg-Suckin' Dog
Well he's not very handsome to look at Oh he's shaggy and he eats like a hog And he's always killin' my chickens That dirty old egg-suckin' dog Egg-suckin' dog I'm gonna stomp your head in the...

Give My Love To Rose
I found him by the railroad track this morning I could see that he was nearly dead I knelt down beside him and I listened Just to hear the words the dying fellow said He said they let me out of...

Green, Green Grass Of Home
The old home town looks the same, As I step down from the train, And there to meet me is my mama and my papa. Down the road I look, and there comes Mary, Hair of gold and lips like cherries. It's...

I Still Miss Someone
At my door the leaves are falling A cold wild wind has come Sweethearts walk by together And I still miss someone I go out on a party And look for a little fun But I find a darkened corner because...

I've Got Stripes
On A Monday I Was Ar-rested (Uh Huh) On A Tuesday They Locked Me In The Jail (Oh Boy) On A Wednesday My Trial Was At-tested On A Thursday They Said Guilty And The Judge's Gavel Fell I Got Stripes...

Jackson
We got married in a fever, hotter than a pepper sprout, We've been talkin' 'bout Jackson, ever since the fire went out. I'm goin' to Jackson, I'm gonna mess around, Yeah, I'm goin' to Jackson, Look...

Orange Blossom Special
Look a-yonder comin' Comin' down that railroad track Hey, look a-yonder comin' Comin' down that railroad track It's the Orange Blossom Special Bringin' my baby back Well, I'm going down to Florida...


Bad News
Ha ha ha come on bad news ha ha Well bad news travels like wildfire, good news travels slow They call me Ol' Wildfire, 'cuz everybody knows That I'm bad news, everywhere I go Always gettin' in...

Beans For Breakfast
I couldn't hear you for the TV, I didn't know you said goodbye I saw your cancelled check for the airfare, didn't know flyin' got too high Beans for breakfast once again, hard to eat 'em from the...

Big Bad John
Every mornning at the mine, you could see him arrive. He stood 6 foot 6, weighed 245. Kind of broad at the shoulders, narrow at the hip. And everybody knew you didn't give no lip to Big John. Big...

Boy Named Sue
My daddy left home when I was three And he didn't leave much to Ma and me Just this old guitar and an empty bottle of booze. Now, I don't blame him cause he run and hid But the meanest thing that...

Cocaine Blues
EARLY ONE MORNIN' WHILE MAKIN' THE ROUNDS I TOOK A SHOT OF COCAINE AND SHOT MY WOMAN DOWN I WENT RIGHT HOME AND I WENT TO BED I STUCK THAT LOVIN' 44 BENEATH MY HEAD. GOT UP NEXT MORNIN' AND I...

Cocane Blues
Early one morning while making the rounds I took a shot of cocaine and i shot my woman down I went right home and I went to bed I stuck that lovin' .44 beneath my head Got up next morning and I...

Daddy Sang Bass
I remember when I was a lad Times were hard and things were bad But there's a silver linin' behind ev'ry cloud Just four people that 's all we were Tryin' to make a livin' out of black-land dirt...

Folsom Prison Blues
I hear the train a comin' It's rollin' 'round the bend, And I ain't seen the sunshine, Since, I don't know when, I'm stuck in Folsom Prison, And time keeps draggin' on, But that train keeps...

Frankie And Johnny
Framkie and Johnny were sweethearts Lordy how they did love They swore to be true to each other As true as the stars above He was her man He wouldn't do her wrong Franke went down to the corner...

Fushed From The Bathroom Of Your Heart
From the back room of your life you swept me out dear In the bredline of your dreams I lost my place At the table of your love I got to brush off At the Indianapolis of your heart I lost the race...

Get Rhythm
Hey, get rhythm when you get the blues Hey, get rhythm when you get the blues Yes a jumpy rhythm makes you feel so fine It'll shake all the troubles from your worried mind, Get rhythm when you get...

Ghost Riders In The Sky
An old cowboy went ridin out one dark and windy day upon a ridge he rested as he went along his way when all at once a mighty herd of red-eyed cows he saw plowin through the ragid skies and up a...

Hey, Porter
Hey, Porter. Hey, Porter! Would you tell me the time? How much logerwill t be 'Til we ross that Mason Dixon line? At daylight will you tell that engineer to slow it down: Or better still just stop...

Hurt
I hurt myself today, to see if i still feel, I focus on the pain, the only thing thats real, The needle tears a hole, the old familiar sting, try to kill it all away, but I remember everything,...

I Walk The Line
I keep a close watch on this heart of mine, I keep my eyes wide open all the time, I keep the ends out for the ties that bind, Because you're mine, I walk the line. I find it very, very easy to be...

Matthew Twenty-Four (Is Knocking At The Door)
I heard on the radio there's rumors of war People getting ready for battle And there may be just one more I heard about an earthquake And the tool it took away These are the signs of the times...

Mean As Hell
The devil in hell, we're told was chained A thousand years he there remained He neither complain nor did he groan but Was determined to start a hell of his own Where he could torment the souls of...

Mean Eyed Cat
I give my woman half my money at the general store I said, "Now buy a little groceries, and don't spend no more." But she gave ten dollars for a ten cent hat And bought some store bought cat food...

Oney
I dedicate this song to the workin' man For ever' mabn that puts in a hard Eight or ten hours a day of work and toil and sweat Always got somebody lookin' down his neck Tryin' to get more out of...

Rawhide
Rollin' Rollin' Rollin' Rollin' Rollin' Rollin' Rollin' Rollin' Rollin' Rollin' Rollin' Rollin' Rawhide! Rollin' Rollin' Rollin' Though the streams are swollen Keep them doggies rollin', Rawhide...

Ring Of Fire
Love is a burnin' thing, And it makes a fiery ring Bound by wild desire -- I fell into a ring of fire. I fell into a burnin' ring of fire -- I went down, down, down And the flames went higher, And...

Rock Island Line
(SPOKEN) Now this here's a story about the Rock Island Line Well the Rock Island Line she runs down into New Orleans There's a big tollgate down there and you know If you got certain things on...

The Gambler
About 20 years ago, on a train bound for nowhere, I met up with The Gambler; We were both too tired to sleep. So we took turns a starin' through the window at the darkness. Til' boredom overtook us...

The Little Drummer Boy
Come they told me our newborn King to see Our finest gifts we bring to lay before the King So to honor him When we come Little Baby I am a poor boy too I have no gift to bring That's fit to give a...

The One On The Left Is On The Right
There once was a musical troupe A pickin' singin' folk group They sang the mountain ballads And the folk songs of our land. They were long on musical ability Folks thought they would go far But...

The Rebel--Johnny Yuma
Johnny Yuma was a rebel He roamed through the west And Johnny Yuma, the rebel He wandered alone. He got fightin' mad This rebel lad He packed no star As he wandered far Where the only law Was a...

The Wanderer
I went out walking through the streets paved with gold Lifted some stones, saw the skin and bones Of a city without a soul I went out walking under an atomic sky Where the ground won't turn and the...

Understand Your Man
Don't call my name out your window, I'm leavin' -- I won't even turn my head. Don't sent your kinfolk to give me no talkin' -- I'll be gone, like I said. You'd just say the same old things That you...

What Is Truth
The old man turned off the radio Said, "Where did all of the old songs go Kids sure play funny music these days They play it in the strangest ways" Said, "it looks to me like they've all gone wild...

Wrinkled, Crinkled, Wadded Dollar Bill
I've got a lot of blues on my mind And at least a million miles behind me And all that I've got between me And paupers hill Is a wrinkled, crinkled, wadded dollar bill. Lake Michigan wind sure is...


I'm On Fire
Hey little girl is your daddy home Did he go away and leave you all alone I got a bad desire I'm on fire Tell me now baby is he good to you Can he do to you the things that I do I can take you...


Farmer's Almanac
Well, the farmer prayed for a better year And the crops were good like the Lord did hear But his barn burned down with winter near The answer came in white and black In the farmer's almanac, it...

Cat's In The Cradle
A child arrived just the other day, He came to the world in the usual way. But there were planes to catch and bills to pay, He learned to walk while I was away, And he was talking 'fore I knew it....


I Won't Back Down
Well I won't back down, no I wont back down You can stand me up at the gates of hell But I won't back down Gonna stand my ground, won't be turned around And I'll keep this world from draggin' me...


Country Trash
I got a crib full of corn, and a turnin' plow But the grounds to wet for the hopper now. Got a cultivator and a double tree A leather line for the hull and gee Let the thunder roar and the lighting...


I See A Darkness
Well, you're my friend And you can see May times we've been out drinking Many times we've shared our thoughts Did you ever, ever notice, the kind of thoughts I got Well you know I have a love, for...

Mary Of The Wild Moors
Was on one cold winter's night And the wind blew across the wild moor Poor Mary come wand'ring with a baby in her arms And she stopped at her own father's door. Oh, father, oh father, she dried...

Solitary Man
Belinda was mine 'til the time that I found her Holdin' Jim And lovin' him Then Sue came along, loved me strong, that's what I thought But me and Sue, That died, too. Don't know that I will but...

Wayfaring Stranger
I'm a poor wayfaring stranger While traveling thru this world of woe Yet there's no sickness, toil, or danger In that bright world to which I go I'm going to see my Father I'm going there no more...


Bird On A Wire
Like a bird on a wire Like a drunk in a midnight choir I have tried in my way to be free Like a fish on a hook Like a knight in an old fashioned book I have saved all my ribbons with thee And if I...

Delia's Gone
Delia, oh. Delia Delia all my life If I hadn't shot poor Delia I'd have had her for my wife Delia's gone, one more round Delia's gone I went up to Memphis And I met Delia there Found her in her...

Drive On
I got a friend named Whiskey Sam He was my boonierat buddy for a year in Nam He said is my country just a little off track Took 'em twenty-five years to welcome me back But, it's better than not...

Sown There By The Train
There'a a place I know where the train goes slow Where the sinner can be washed in the blood of the lamb There's a river by the trestle down by sinner's grove Down where the willow and dogwood grow...

Tennessee Stud
Back about eighteen twenty-five I left Tennessee very much alive I never would have made it through the Arkansas mud If I hadn't been riding on the Tennessee Stud Had some trouble with my...


Luther Played The Boogie
We were just a plain ol' hillbilly band with a plain ol' country style We never played the kind of songs that'd drive anybody wild Played a railroad song with a stomping beat We played a blues...


Big River
Now I taught the weeping willow how to cry, And I showed the clouds how to cover up a clear blue sky. And the tears that I cried for that woman are gonna flood you Big River. Then I'm gonna sit...


Ain't No Good Chain Gang
Bet it ain't rainin' back home, Bet your sister's still on the phone. Bet Momma's in the kitchen, cooking fried chicken, Wishing that I hadn't done wrong. Yeah, Momma, don't you worry about it none...


Highway Patrolman
My name is Joe Roberts I work for the state I'm a sergeant out of Perrineville barracks number 8 I always done an honest job as honest as I could I got a brother named Franky and Franky ain't no...

Johnny 99
Well they closed down the auto plant in Mahwah late that month Ralph went out lookin' for a job but he couldn't find none He came home too drunk from mixin'Tanqueray and wine He got a gun shot a...


San Quentin
San Quentin, you've been livin' hell to me. You've hosted me since nineteen sixty three I've seen 'em come and go and I've seen 'em die And long ago I stopped askin' why San Quentin, I hate every...

Starkville City Jail
Well, I left my mrel room, down at the Starkville Motel, The town had gone to sleep and I was feelin' fairly well. I strolled along the sidewalk 'neath the sweet magnolia trees; I was whistlin',...

The Wreck Of The Old '97
Well, they gave him his orders in Monroe, Virginan, Said:"Steve, you're way behind time, "This is not 38, this is Ol'97, "Put her into Spencer on time." Then he turned around and said to his black,...


In The Jailhouse Now
He's in the jailhouse now He's in the jailhouse now I told him once or twice To quit playin' cards and shootin' dice He's in the jailhouse now Well I had a friend named Ramblin' Bob Who used to...


A Satisfied Mind
How many times have You heard someone say If I had his money I could do things my way But little they know That it's so hard to find One rich man in ten With a satisfied mind Once I was waitin' In...


Man In Black
Well, you wonder why I always dress in black, Why you never see bright colors on my back, And why does my appearance seem to have a somber tone. Well, there's a reason for the things that I have...

Wanted Man
Wanted man in California, Wanted man in Buffalo Wanted man in Kansas City, Wanted man in Ohio Wanted man in Mississippi, Wanted man in ol' Cheyenne Wherever you might look tonight you might see...


I'll Fly Away
Well, some glad mornin' when this life is o'er, I'll fly away. To a home on God's celestial shore, I'll fly away. I'll fly away, oh glory, I'll fly away. When I die, Hallelujah, by and by, I'll fly...

If We Never Meet Again This Side Of Heaven
Soon we'll come to the end of life's journey And perhaps we'll never meet anymore 'Til we gather in heaven's bright city Far away on that beautiful shore If we never meet again this side of heaven...

Where We'll Never Grow Old
I have heard of a land on the far away strand 'Tis a beautiful home of the soul Built by Jesus on high, there we never shall die 'Tis a land where we never grow old Never grow old, never grow old...


One
Is it getting better Or do you feel the same Will it make it easier on you now If youve got someone to blame You said one love One life When its oone need In the night One love we get to share it...


The Caretaker
I live in the cemetery 'Ol Caretaker' they call me In the wintertime I rake the leaves And in the summer I cut the weeds When a funeral comes The people cry and pray They bury their dead Then they...


The Baron
Wish I had a known ya When you were a little younger Around me you might have learned a thing or two If I had known you longer You might be a little Stronger And maybe you'd shoot straighter Then...


Cry, Cry, Cry
Everybody knows where you go when the sun goes down. I think you only live to see the lights of town. I wasted my time when I wouldn't try, try, try. When the lights have lost their glow you're...

Flesh And Blood
Beside a singin' mountain stream where the willow grew Where the silver leaf of maple sparkled in the mornin' dew I braided twigs of willows Made a string of buckeye beads; But flesh and blood...

Girl From The North Country
Well, if you're travelin' in the north country fair, Where the winds hit heavy on the borderline, Remember me to one who lives there. She once was a true love of mine. Well, if you go when the...

Highwayman
I was a highwayman. Along the coach roads I did ride With sword and pistol by my side Many a young maid lost her baubles to my trade Many a soldier shed his lifeblood on my blade The bastards hung...

It Ain't Me, Babe
Go away from my window Leave at your own chosen speed I'm not the one you want, babe I'm not the one you need You say you're lookin' for someone Who's never weak but always strong To protect you...

Sunday Morning Coming Down
Well, I woke up Sunday morning With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt. And the beer I had for breakfast wasn't bad, So I had one more for dessert. Then I fumbled in my closet through my...

That Ragged Old Flag
I walked through a county courthouse square On a park bench, an old man was sittin' there. I said,"Your old court house is kinda run down," He said,"Naw, it'll do for our little town." I said,"Your...


Ballad Of Ira Hayes
Ira Hayes, Ira Hayes Call him drunken Ira Hayes He won't answer anymore Not the whiskey drinkin' Indian Nor the Marine that went to war Gather round me people there's a story I would tell About a...


Five Feet High And Rising
My mama always taught me that good things come from adversity if we put our faith in the Lord. We couldn't see much good in the flood waters when they were causing us to leave home, But when the...


Danny Boy
Oh Danny Boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling. From glen to glen and down the mountain side. The summer’s gone, and all the roses falling. It’s you, It’s you, must go, and I must bide. But come...

Desperado
Desperado, why don't you come to your senses? You been out ridin' fences for so long now. Oh, you're a hard one, But I know that you've got your reasons. These things that are pleasin' you, Can...

Hung My Heart
Early one morning With time to kill I borrowed Jebb’s rifle And sat on a hill I saw a lone rider Crossing the plain I drew a bead on him To practice my aim My brother’s rifle Went of in my hand A...

I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
Hear that lonesome whippoorwill? He sounds too blue to fly. The midnight train is whining low: I'm so lonesome I could cry. I've never seen a night so long, When time goes crawling by. The moon...

In My Life
There are places I'll remember All my life Though some have changed Some forever Not for better Some have gone and some remain All these places have their moments With lovers and friends I still...

Personal Jesus
Your own, personal, Jesus someone to hear your prayers, someone who cares Your own, personal, Jesus someone to hear your prayers, someone who's there Feeling unknown and you're all alone, flesh and...

Sam Hall
Well, my name it is Sam Hall, Sam Hall. Yes, my name it is Sam Hall; it is Sam Hall. My name it is Sam Hall an' I hate you, one and all. An' I hate you, one and all: Damn your eyes. I killed a man,...

Streets Of Laredo
As I walked out on the streets of Laredo. As I walked out on Laredo one day, I spied a poor cowboy wrapped in white linen, Wrapped in white linen as cold as the clay. "I can see by your outfit that...

Tear Stained Letter
I'm gonna write a tear stained letter, I'm gonna mail it straight to you. I'm gonna bring back to your mind, What you said about always bein' true. Bout our secret hidin' places; Bein' daily...

The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
The first time ever I saw your face I thought the sun rose in your eyes And the moon and the stars were the gifts you gave To the night and the empty skies my love To the night and the empty skies...

The Man Comes Around
And I heard, as it were, the noise of thunder: One of the four beasts saying: "Come and see." And I saw. And behold, a white horse. There's a man goin' 'round takin' names. An' he decides who to...

We'll Meet Again
We'll meet again Don't know where Don't know when But I know We'll meet again Some sunny day Keep smilin' thru Just like you Always do 'Til the blue skies drive The dark clouds Far away And will...


Wabash Cannonball
From the great Atlantic ocean to the wide Pacific shore She climbs a flowery mountains o'er the hills and by the shore She's mighty tall and handsome she's known quite well by all She's a regular...


Country Boy
Country boy, ain't got no shoes Country boy, ain't got no blues Well, you work all day while you're waitin' to play In the sun and the sand, with cheeks of tan But at the end of the day, when your...

I Never Picked Cotton
I never picked cotton But my mother did And my brother did And my sister did And my daddy died young Workin' in a coal mine When I was just a baby Too little for a cotton sack I played in the dirt...

I've Been Everywhere
I was totin my pack along the long dusty Winnamucka road When along came a semi with a high canvas covered load If your goin' to Winnamucka, Mack with me you can ride And so I climbed into the cab...

Kneeling Drunkards Plea
Lord have mercy on me Was the kneeling drunkard's plea And as he knelt there on the ground I know that God in heaven looked down I went down by an old country church I saw the drunkard stagger and...

Meet Me In Heaven
We saw houses falling from the sky Where the mountains lean down to the sand We saw blackbirds circling 'round an old castle keep And I stood on the cliff and held your hand We walked troubles...

Memories Are Made Of This
Take one fresh and tender kiss Add one night of stolen bliss One girl, one boy, some grief, some joy Memories are made of this. Don't forget a small moonbeam Fold it lightly with a dream Your lips...

Rowboat
Rowboat Row me to the shore She don't wanna be my friend no more She dug a hole in the bottom of my soul She don't wanna be my friend no more Pick me up Gimme some food to eat In you... Goin' no...

Rusty Cage
You wired me awake And hit me with a hand of broken nails You tied my lead and pulled my chain To watch my blood boil But I'm gonna break I'm gonna break my I'm gonna break my rusty cage and run...

Sea Of Heartbreak
The lights in the harbor Don't shine for me I'm like a lost ship adrift on the sea Sea of heartbreak Lost love and lonliness Memories of your caress So divine I wish you were mine Again my dear I...

Southern Accents
There's a southern accent, where I come from The young 'uns call it country The Yankees call it dumb I got my way of talkin' But everything is done, with a southern accent Where I come from Now...

Unchained
I have been ungrateful And I have been unwise Restless from the cradle But now I realize It's too hard to see the rainbow Through glasses dark as these Maybe I'll be able From down on my knees Oh,...


Devil's Right Hand
About the time that Daddy left to fight the big war I saw my first pistol in the general store In the general store, when I was thirteen Thought it was the finest thing I ever had seen So l asked...

The Running Kind
I was born the running kind With leaving always on my mind Home was never home to me At anytime Every front door found me hoping I would find the back door open There just had to be an exit for the...

Heart Of Gold
I want to live I want to give I've been a miner For a heart of gold It's these expressions I never give That keeps me searching For a heart of gold And I'm getting old Keeps me searching For a...

Trouble In Mind
Trouble in mind, I'm blue But I won't be blue always 'Cause the sun's gonna shine Round my back door someday I'm goin' down to the river I'm gonna take me a rocking chair And if the blues don't...



 

 
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