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A Girl Named Johnny Cash

A Girl Named Johnny Cash
(Martin Mull)

INTRO: KICK OFF with FOLSUM PRISON BLUES (da da da dah dah dah da-da-da dah).

[G#] Started out in Tennessee in 1944
When the [C#] doctor hollered; ""it's a girl""
My father hit the floor
Then he [G#] hit the bottle
And he signed his name
And he drove off in the NASH
And [Eb] when that sun came up again
He'd named me JOHNNY [G#] CASH. UHH! [F#] UHH!

[F#] So at 22 I left my home
To Nashville I did go
To [B] try to land me a little job
Had to earn myself some dough
I was [F#] workin' in a diner
In a hairnet servin' hash
And [C#] on my little apron
Was embroidered JOHNNY [F#] CASH. UHH! [E] UHH!

[E] I coulda had my pick of men
If I'd been named LUCILLE
BUt [A] when they saw my uniform
They just laughed and ate their meals
So [E] I just drink my coffee black
In back behind the trash
And [B] curse that lousy drunkard
Who had named me JOHNNY [E] CASH.

And I walked the streets of Nashville
I was feelin' low and lost
Thought I'd go and change my name
No matter what it cost
I stood in line behind a man
Who turned and in a flash
He said; ""My name is Sue""
And I said; ""Great, I'm Johnny Cash."" UHH! [F#] UHH!

Now me and Sue is married
With a little boy and girl
The boy was christened Jessica
And the girl was christened Earl
And when my Sue comes home from work
It's up the stairs we dash
'Cause I love to hear my little Susie say;
""I love you - JOHNNY CASH.""

Recorded by Jane Morgan In Nashville 1970RCA LSP-4322

Thanks to Mudcat for the Digital Tradition!

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