Song of the Day #2,258: ‘Jackson’ – Johnny Cash & June Carter

johnny_cash_jacksonJohnny Cash are certainly the most famous husband and wife singing duo in history. Their story is so beloved it was made into an Oscar winning film.

Second place would probably go to another couple whose story was made into a very different sort of film. That would be Ike and Tina Turner, whose abusive relationship was captured in What’s Love Got to Do With It.

Who takes third place? Sonny and Cher? Richard and Linda Thompson? The White Stripes?

Several recent indie bands are fronted by husband and wife teams. Arcade Fire and Over the Rhine are the best-known.

But nobody measures up to Johnny and June, immortalized here in ‘Jackson.’

(John+June)
We got married in a fever, hotter than a pepper sprout
We’ve been talkin’ ’bout Jackson, ever since the fire went out

(John)
I’m going to Jackson, I’m gonna mess around
Yeah, I’m goin’ to Jackson
Look out Jackson town

(June)
Well, go on down to Jackson; go ahead and wreck your health
Go play your hand you big-talkin’ man, make a big fool of yourself
Yeah, go to Jackson; go comb your hair!

(John)
Honey, I’m gonna snowball Jackson

(June)
See if I care

(John)
When I breeze into that city, people gonna stoop and bow

(June)
Hah!!

(John)
All them women gonna make me, teach ’em what they don’t know how
I’m goin’ to Jackson, you turn-a loose-a my coat
‘Cos 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
They’ll lead you ’round town like a scolded hound
With your tail tucked between your legs
Yeah, go to Jackson, you big-talkin’ man
And I’ll be waitin’ in Jackson, behind my Japan Fan

(John+June)
Well now, We got married in a fever, hotter than a pepper Sprout
We’ve been talkin’ ’bout Jackson, ever since the fire went out
I’m goin’ to Jackson, and that’s a fact
Yeah, we’re goin’ to Jackson, ain’t never comin’ back

(June)
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm mhmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmmm

(John)
Well, we got married in a fever, hotter than a pepper sprout’
And we’ve been talkin’ ’bout Jackson, ever since the fire went…

(To Fade.)

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One thought on “Song of the Day #2,258: ‘Jackson’ – Johnny Cash & June Carter

  1. Dana says:

    I think there is quite the drop off afterSonny and Cher. Johnny and June definitely have a claim on the top spot.

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