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Lyr Add: A Backstage Pass (Johnny Cash)

07 Feb 11 - 09:06 PM (#3090831)
Subject: Lyr Req: Backstage Pass (Johnny Cash)
From: voyager

Mudcat -

In the ever-changing world of popular music (folk-derived) my son (who graduated Temple University this week) added this gem to my collection of 'odd-ball tunes' -

Lyrics - A Backstage Pass (Johnny Cash)

Here's the song (as sung by The Man in Black) -
YouTube Track - A Backstage Pass

Got to love these 'odd-ball tunes'


07 Feb 11 - 11:38 PM (#3090906)
Subject: Lyr Add: A BACKSTAGE PASS (Johnny Cash)
From: JohnInKansas

Words and music by John R Cash
As recorded by Johnny Cash on "Boom Chicka Boom" (1990)

[SPOKEN] Hello, I'm Johnny Cash.
One night I had a backstage pass to a Willie Nelson show.

CHORUS: There were wackos and weirdos and dingbats and dodos
And athletes and movie stars and David Allan Coe.
There was leather and lace and every minority race
With a backstage pass to the Willie Nelson show.

1. Kristofferson got an offer for a movie.
Promoters closed another deal or two.
Waylon got a call from his son Shooter,
And he went home the minute he was through.
I moved with the mob at intermission
To the green room where you see who you can see.
There were has-beens and would-bes and never-weres,
Paupers, punks, and millionaires and me. CHORUS

2. Hell's Angels blocked the traffic to the building
In order for the beer truck to come through,
And waitin' in the wings to sing with Willie
Were hopeful stars of flickering magnitude.
There was a singer Willie knew back in the fifties
Who once paid him fifty dollars for a song.
There were women who once did and some who still would.
I heard one ask, "Did Connie come along?" CHORUS

[SPOKEN] I wish you could've been there. But maybe you were.

Credits: Cash, John R (Songwriter); SONG OF CASH INC (Publisher)

(I haven't checked to see if the funny stuff is bad grammar in the posted lyric or poor OCR. The posted lyrics don't copy so I took screenshots and made a PDF from them, passed through OCR to get something to copy into WP.)