Big River

Album: Johnny Cash Sings the Songs That Made Him Famous (1958)
Charted: 14
  • Well I taught that weeping willow how to cry cry cry,
    Taught the clouds how to cover up a clear blue sky.
    Tears I cried for that woman are gonna flood you big river,
    And I'm a gonna sit right here until I die.

    I met her accidentally in st. Paul, Minnesota,
    She tore me up everything I heard her drawl, that southern drawl.
    Well I heard my dream went back downstream, cavortin' in davenport,
    And I follow you big river when you called.

    Well I followed her down to st. Louie, later on down the river,
    Trader said she's been here, but she's gone, boy, she's gone.
    Well I followed her down to Memphis, but she just walked off the bus,
    She raised a few eyebrows and she went on down alone.

    Well I've gotten on down to baton rouge, river queen roll on,
    Take that woman down to new Orleans, new Orleans.
    I give up, I've had enough, followed my blues on down to the gulf,
    She loves you big river more than me. Writer/s: Johnny R. Cash
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1958 {March 23rd} "Big River" by Johnny Cash peaked at #4 {for 1 week} on Billboard's 'Most-Played Country & Western Records By Jockeys'* chart...
    And at the time the flip-side of "Big River", "Ballad of A Teenage Queen", was at #1 on both 'Most-Played By Jockeys' and 'Best-Selling Country & Western Records In Stores' chart...
    Between 1955 and 2003 the Kingsland, Arkansas native had one hundred-twelve records on the Billboard Country charts, forty-four made the Top 10 with thirteen reaching #1, plus he had seven peak at #2...
    Ten of his 112 charted records were duets, eight with June Carter Cash and two with Waylon Jennings...
    He had three charted records as a member of the super quartet, The Highwaymen...
    'The Man in Black' passed away at the age of 71 on September 12th, 2003...
    May Mr. Cash, June Carter Cash {1929 – 2003} and Waylon Jennings {1937 – 2002} all R.I.P.
    * And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the Most-Played C&W Records By Jockeys' Top 10 on March 23rd, 1958:
    At #1. "Ballad of A Teenage Queen" by Johnny Cash
    #2. "Oh! Lonesome Me" by Don Gibson
    #3. "I Can't Stop Loving You" by Kitty Wells
    #4. the above "Big River"
    #5. "Curtain In The Window" by Ray Price
    #6. "Just Married" by Marty Robbins
    #7. "Don't" by Elvis Presley
    #8. "Once More" by Roy Acuff
    #9. "This Little Girl of Mine" by the Everly Brothers
    #10. "Send Me The Pillow You Cry On" by Hank Locklin
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