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Thread #24771 Message #285650
Posted By: Joe Offer
26-Aug-00 - 01:53 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Jackson (Jerry Leiber & Billy Edd Wheeler
Subject: Lyr Add: JACKSON (Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash)
Hi - here are the lyrics.
Written by Gaby Rodgers (=Jerry Lieber) and Billy Ed Wheeler,1963
(As performed by Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, 1967)
(Both) We got married in a fever, hotter than a pepper sprout
(Both) We been talkin' 'bout Jackson, ever since the fire went out.
(Johnny) I'm goin' to Jackson; I'm gonna mess aroun'.
(Johnny) Yeah, I'm goin' to Jackson; look out, Jackson town.
(June) Well, go on down to Jackson; go ahead and wreck your health.
(June) Go play your hand, you big-talkin' man; make a big fool of yourself.
(June) Yeah, go to Jackson; go comb your hair.
(Johnny): Honey, I'm gonna snowball Jackson. (June) See if I care.
(Johnny) When I breeze into that city, people gonna stoop and bow.
(June) Hah! (Johnny) All them women gonna make me teach 'em what they don't know how.
(Johnny) I'm goin' to Jackson; you turn a-loose o' my coat
(Johnny) 'Cause, I'm goin' to Jackson. (June) Goodbye; that's all she wrote.
(June) But they'll laugh at you in Jackson; and I'll be dancin' on a pony keg.
(June) They'll lead you 'round town like a scalded hound with your tail tucked between your legs.
(June) Yeah, go to Jackson, you big-talkin' man.
(June) And I'll be waitin' in Jackson, behind my Jàpan Fan.
(Both) Well, now, we got married in a fever, hotter than a pepper sprout
(Both) We been talkin' 'bout Jackson, ever since the fire went out
(Both) We're goin' to Jackson, and that's a fact.
(Both) Yeah, we're goin' to Jackson; ain't never comin' back.