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Lyr Req: Understand Your Man (Johnny Cash)

05 Jun 04 - 08:06 PM (#1201102)
Subject: Lyr Req: Understand Your Man as sung by Cash
From: Joe Richman

Does anyone have the lyrics for this song? My JC records are all up at my Mom's in Oregon. And the lyrics posted on Cowpie aren't exactly what I remember. Besides, I'm lazy. And cheap.

Joe


06 Jun 04 - 12:44 AM (#1201173)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Understand Your Man as sung by Cash
From: 12-stringer

The ones here http://www.bobdylanroots.com/understand.html
sound like the same that the 6-stringer and I worked out in the 60s, even down to the spoken lines (which he always did).


06 Jun 04 - 05:58 PM (#1201483)
Subject: Lyr Add: UNDERSTAND YOUR MAN (Johnny Cash)
From: Jim Dixon

UNDERSTAND YOUR MAN
Words and music by Johnny Cash.
As recorded by Johnny Cash on "I Walk the Line" (1964)

Don't call my name out your window when I'm leavin'.
I won't even turn my head.
Don't send your kinfolks to gi' me no talkin'.
I'll be gone like I said.
You'd say the same ol' thing that you been sayin' all along.
Lay there in your bed 'n' keep your mouth shut till I'm gone.
Don't give me that old familiar cryin', cussin' moan.
Understand your man. (I'm tired o' your bad-mouthin'.)
Understand your man.

You can give my other suit to the Salvation Army,
And everything else I leave behind.
I ain't takin' nothin' that'll slow down my trav'lin'
While I'm untanglin' my mind.
I ain't gonna rèpeat what I said anymore
While I'm breathin' air that ain't been breathed before.
I'll be as gone as a wild goose in winter,
Then you'll understand your man. (Meditate on it.)
Understand your man. (You hear me talkin', now?)
Understand your man. (Remember what I told you.)
Understand your man.


12 Jun 04 - 05:51 PM (#1205973)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Understand Your Man as sung by Cash
From: Joe Richman

Thanks to all who responded to my request.


15 Nov 08 - 11:45 PM (#2494910)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Understand Your Man (Johnny Cash)
From: GUEST,maple_leaf_boy

This is what it says on that page:

Listed as No. 4 in "The Ten Worst Dylanesque Songwriting Ripoffs," in Jimmy Guterman & Owen O'Donnell, The Worst Rock n' Roll Records of All Time, New York, 1991, p. 97.

These fellows Jimmy Guterman and Owen O'Donnell obviously don't know
what they're talking about.

Johnny wrote thus tune based around the Dylan song "Don't Think Twice,
It's Alright. You can hear the similarities in the melody, but there
are distinct difference.
The lyrics have a different perspective than the Dylan song, which
inspired it.
He of course asked Dylan permission if the song was going to sound
similar. He wouldn't rip off his friend.

As for the Worst Rock and Roll Records Of All Time: This is an
amazing song. The lyrics, the horns, and the slide guitar in it.
I just love it. I'm glad that other people play this song, also.


16 Nov 08 - 12:22 AM (#2494919)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Understand Your Man (Johnny Cash)
From: GUEST,leeneia

I especially like the part where he sings:


You can give my other suit to the Salvation Army,
And everything else I leave behind.

In other words, leaving the chore and the mess for her to take care of. What a man!


16 Nov 08 - 09:58 AM (#2495085)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Understand Your Man (Johnny Cash)
From: bankley

"keep your mouth shut 'til I'm gone"

"first time I shot her, I shot her in the side,
hated to see her suffer, so with the second shot, she died
Delia's gone, one more round, Delia's gone"

good for JR for driving the politically correctors crazy


16 Nov 08 - 10:26 AM (#2495102)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Understand Your Man (Johnny Cash)
From: goatfell

a truthful man down with PC