ABC’s of Wookie’s Top 3 songs, Johnny Cash

My top 3 favorites from the Man in Black

July 9, 2018

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This week’s ABC’s of Wookie’s Top 3 songs … It’s the Man in Black … Johnny Cash

Yet again I set myself up with a very difficult task.  It’s really hard to pick a Top 3 but I knew 2 of had to be there and after going over all the Jonny Cash songs here what I came up with…

#3 … “Ragged Old Flag” … Okay this is a spoken word “song” but it doesn’t make it any less important to me.  Tell me if you grew up in a tiny little town like I did (Ford City) you didn’t know an “Old Man” that the one that “Narrates” the story.  I know I did.  As for the way Cash read it you can’t help but stick your chest out.  I think every American should listen to this and really listen to the lyrics.  By the way if you’re ever in Nashville stop by the Johnny Cash Museum and just sit and listen to Johnny read “Ragged Old Flag” with the price admission alone. 

#2 … “One Piece at a Time” … How many haven’t thought about “Building” our own car from parts?  Plus, tell me you can’t picture the car as he sings about the years and parts of the Caddie.  Matter of fact you can see a picture of on the Wikipedia page https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Piece_at_a_Time 2 different people including one in Japan completed the build after hearing the song

#1 … “Folsom Prison Blues” … I think one might need no explanation, I mean it comes to mind almost instantly when one mentions the name Johnny Cash.  For me it was must stop when my wife and I made a Northern California trip last year.  Not kidding we landed in Sacramento and within an hour we were listening to the song as we drove into the parking lot… Not kidding and the museum was really cool.  Well worth the visit just know the prison is still active.   

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