Johnny Cash – Big River

Written and recorded by the Man in Black himself, upon its release, swiftly climbed the charts, securing a spot at number four on the Billboard Country Singles chart, where it stayed for 14 weeks.

Unveiling the Story Behind Johnny Cash’s «Big River»

Hey y’all! Welcome to the heart of country music, where the tales are as rich as the melodies. Today, we’re diving deep into the legendary Johnny Cash’s timeless classic, «Big River.» Buckle up, because this journey is as wild as the river itself!

Unraveling the Melodic Mystery

Ever found yourself drawn to the magnetic charm of «Big River» by Johnny Cash? Released on March 1958, this song remains an icon in the country music landscape. Written and recorded by the Man in Black himself, Johnny Cash, the track found its home in the album «Sings the Songs That Made Him Famous.»

The Rise and Reign of «Big River»

Johnny Cash - Big River
Cover LP Johnny Cash SUN 1958
Upon its release, «Big River» swiftly climbed the charts, securing a spot at number four on the Billboard Country Singles chart, where it stayed for 14 weeks. The song’s narrative prowess and Cash’s compelling delivery resonated with audiences, solidifying its place in the country music hall of fame.

Decoding the Essence of «Big River»

Now, let’s unravel the essence of the song. «Big River» takes us on a journey down the Mississippi, narrating the heartache and longing of a love that drifts away like the river’s current. Cash’s distinctive voice weaves a tale of love and loss, creating a masterpiece that still tugs at our heartstrings.




Johnny Cash – The Man Behind the Legend

Johnny Cash - Big River
Johnny Cash
Johnny Cash, a towering figure in the world of country music, emerged as a storyteller for the common man. His deep, resonant voice and unparalleled storytelling ability elevated him to the status of a musical icon. Cash’s career spanned decades, leaving an indelible mark on the genre and inspiring countless artists.
As we wrap up our journey into the soulful realms of «Big River,» remember that country music is more than just tunes – it’s a portal to stories that resonate with the heart. Stay tuned for more musical adventures, and let the rhythm of «Big River» linger in your ears. Until next time, y’all!

COUNTRYPEDIA




Johnny Cash – Big River lyrics

Now I taught the weeping willow how to cry
And I showed the clouds how to cover up a clear blue sky
And the tears I cried for that woman are gonna flood you Big River
And I’m gonna sit right here until I die
I met her accidentally in St. Paul (Minnesota)
And it tore me up every time I heard her drawl, Southern drawl
Then I heard my dream went back downstream cavortin’ in Davenport
And I followed you, Big River, when you called
Then you took me to St. Louis later on (down the river)
A freighter said she’s been here but she’s gone, boy, she’s gone
I found her trail in Memphis, but she just walked up the bluff
Raised a few eyebrows and went on down alone
Now, won’t you batter down by Baton Rouge, River Queen, roll it on
Take that woman on down to New Orleans, New Orleans
Go on, I’ve had enough; dump my blues down in the gulf
She loves you, Big River, more than me

GENIUS





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