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Johnny Cash

Sunday Morning Coming Down (3:57)

Kris Kristofferson wrote this while living in a run-down tenement in Nashville when he was working as a janitor for Columbia Records. He was told if he was caught pitching songs to any artists he would be fired. He delivered this song personally to Johnny Cash after landing his National Guard helicopter in Cash's front yard - the best way he could think of to get Cash's attention. Kris made Johnny Cash listen to the…

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Well, I woke up Sunday morning
With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt.
And the beer I had for breakfast wasn't bad,
So I had one more for dessert.

Johnny Cash - Sunday Morning Coming Down Lyrics


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  • johnny didn't write this song, but he presented it perfectly. i'm wishing lord, that i was stoned...
  • :-)
  • ♥thanks Klaus!!
  • Simply beautiful. This song really speaks to me.
  • Mmm He certainly knows how to deliver a song ... (( * _ * ))
  • Thank you Johnny, for this song !!!
  • Merveilleux
  • I like the slower version better. It's got more of a melancolly feel to it. Lovely song anyway you put it. Can't beat Cash.
  • excellent
  • I listen to songs such as this and wonder what happened to music between now and then... Cash is truly a poet/sotry teller like none other before or after.

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