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Lyr Req: Johnny Cash Records (parody of Folsom...)

18 Dec 99 - 06:15 PM (#151294)
Subject: Johnny Cash Records
From: MandolinPaul

About ten years ago, I saw a band in Peterborough, Ontario do a parody of Folsom Prison Blues called Johnny Cash Records. I'm trying to find the lyrics. The band was a Cow Punk band called The Absolute Whores (pronounced 'hoo-wers'), from somewhere in around Toronto or Guelph. I can remember the first two verses:
Well I was born a poor boy
In a shack in Tennessee
I've been listening to Johnny Cash records
Since I was the age of three
Well I tried Merle Haggard
Conway Twitty too
But I always come back to Johnny
'Cause it seemed like Johnny knew
Do you want some Johnny Cash records
I don't need them anymore

When I was a baby
My mama told me son
Always be a good boy
Don't you never play with guns
I shot a man in Reno
Just to have some fun
Do you want some Johnny Cash records
I don't need them on the run

That's all I know.

Thanks

Paul


19 Dec 99 - 03:02 PM (#151573)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Johnny Cash Records
From: Paul S

Oh c'mon now. Don't tell me I've stumped y'all on this one. I've never been able to do that before.

Paul


20 Dec 99 - 12:54 AM (#151789)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Johnny Cash Records
From: _gargoyle

Well, you did not imagine the name, the group beginning 1986 changed their name from "Complete Sluts" when the community complained, they are noted in the Canadian Music Encylopedia.

Also, they are still playing, according to this PlayBill from May of 1999.

The lyrics you have posted are a lot more than what is currently out there.


20 Dec 99 - 12:57 AM (#151791)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Johnny Cash Records
From: _gargoyle

CORRECTED VERSION second link of previous post wrong...this is right.

Well, you did not imagine the name, the group beginning 1986 changed their name from "Complete Sluts" when the community complained, they are noted in the Canadian Music Encylopedia.

Also, they are still playing, according to this PlayBill from May of 1999.

The lyrics you have posted are a lot more than what is currently out there.