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Johnny Cash Show: Johnny Cash – Sunday Morning Coming Down

Johnny Cash – Sunday Morning Coming Down 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. Then I fumbled in my closet through my clothes And found my cleanest dirty shirt. Then I washed my face and combed my hair And stumbled down the stairs to meet the day. I’d smoked my mind the night before With cigarettes and songs I’d been picking. But I lit my first and watched a small kid Playing with a can that he was kicking. Then I walked across the street And caught the Sunday smell of someone frying chicken. And Lord, it took me back to something that I’d lost Somewhere, somehow along the way. On a Sunday morning sidewalk, I’m wishing, Lord, that I was stoned. ‘Cause there’s something in a Sunday That makes a body feel alone. And there’s nothing short a’ dying That’s half as lonesome as the sound Of the sleeping city sidewalk And Sunday morning coming down. In the park I saw a daddy With a laughing little girl that he was swinging. And I stopped beside a Sunday school And listened to the songs they were singing. Then I headed down the street, And somewhere far away a lonely bell was ringing, And it echoed through the canyon Like the disappearing dreams of yesterday. On a Sunday morning sidewalk, I’m wishing, Lord, that I was stoned. ‘Cause there’s something in a Sunday That makes a body feel alone. And there’s nothing short a’ dying That’s half as lonesome as the sound Of
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25 Responses to “Johnny Cash Show: Johnny Cash – Sunday Morning Coming Down”

  1. MsClassicsneverdie says:

    He makes us all feel special…. we are lonely. but John is there.

  2. DSVetDad says:

    @KLUNKET LOVED this, thanks for sharing brother

  3. feliciaplopez says:

    At the beggining when he says this is for a friend of mine and he looks up to the his right; he was looking at Kris Kristoferson in the audience. He asked him if he could sing his song; but the producers told him he could sing it but; without the part in the course saying he “wished he was stoned”. That pissed him off; and thats why when he sings the lyrics how Kris wrote them he looks right up at him again. Love how this video shows what a badass Mr.Cash was.

  4. ofashodo says:

    @KLUNKET woah thats a really cool story

  5. thewaste510 says:

    Its Sunday morning, I’m stoned in bed and I’m alone in bed, but this song is fucking great. I love Johnny Cash!

  6. GraceJoplinGreen says:

    Cause there’s something in a Sunday
    That makes a body feel alone…………… reaLLY true Johnny!!!

  7. raynhamma says:

    I met Johnny at a Billy Graham event at Carolina Stadium in Columbia , SC years ago . He was doing a book signing at a Bible book store in West Columbia , for his book THE MAN IN WHITE . Cash was a true gentleman , he was sincere , honest with people , an every day type of man . It was an honor to be able to chat with him for a few moments , I’ll never forget him or his music .

  8. dudefelix says:

    that voice…. even in a crap of tv studio like this….

  9. SparkyFirecracker says:

    Just about everyone I know hates Johnny Cash. I know a lot of stupid people who take themselves too seriously.

  10. sjpw62 says:

    wishing Lord that I was stoned. Love this song

  11. LAA1979 says:

    5 people would not know good music if it jumped up and bit them in the ass.

  12. espial1 says:

    I know of no other song that better reflects the human struggle. It rips my guts out every time I hear it.

  13. willinout2 says:

    i first heard this song, not on a pc, i realy lived this man and i tell you . it meant something to me if it is not youre cup of tea, good luck

  14. bygadfrey says:

    I really miss Johnny — Kris wrote a perfect song for Johnny to sing — the lyrics say it all — mixes Johnny’s love for God and country on a “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down” — could listen and watch Johnny sing this over and over again –

  15. Drydoc2 says:

    @headredbone Have you ever watched a video on Youtube that you didn’t like? Have you ever clicked on thumbs up or thumbs down? Do you think it’s important if you or anyone else does or doesn’t like this or any other video, and then comments on it? We’re free to express opinions here without reprisal, and that is the only thing that is important. Don’t be bothered by the differences. Just enjoy the video. So now that I’ve answered your question, how about answering mine. Why does it matter?

  16. headredbone says:

    @Drydoc2 why would it not matter?

  17. Drydoc2 says:

    @headredbone Why does it matter?

  18. Schiefthunder says:

    Caoimhe Bennett Thunder – your daddy misses and loves you!! :(

  19. SpongeBobFever says:

    This song makes me think of MY DAD — so, wanted to share it this being Father’s Day — enjoy good thoughts of your Dad if he is no longer with us and if he is, make sure you tell him something special today ! Enjoy the day to all the Father’s Dad’s and Daddy’s out there — as well as Great Grandpa’s, Grandpa’s uncles, nephews, brothers and even sons — especially my three sons Cousy (Zofia), Mickey (Logan and Wesley) and Kris (Sasha, his dog counts) ~~~

  20. Tigermoon1950 says:

    Cause there’s something in a Sunday that makes the body feel alone….

  21. SEVFEST says:

    LOL Instead of singing Cussin’ at a can he sang Playin’ with a can that he was Kickin’ at 1:01  wonder if he did it on purpose or forgot the words,

  22. RamJamable says:

    I remember answering my phone on a weekend and hearing my Uncle Billy rasping, “Sunday morning coming down…” and knowing exactly how he felt! Through my laughter I identified him, and told him I knew what he was going through… What a classic…

  23. headredbone says:

    I notice two dislikes on this video. Why would anyone, that does not like Johnny Cah or the song, take time to view this video? Much less, take time to rate this.

  24. imagine27pce says:

    @headredbone Jime Morrison did the same thing on the Ed Sullivan show, he sand light my fire and kept the lyrics “you know i would be a liar if i was to say to you girl we couldn’t get much higher”

  25. hotjar71 says:

    oh, by the way, any newcomers to johnnys music, i strongly recommend you check his take on the classic ‘orange blossom special’ from his show in montreux in ’94. talk about an ass kicking 3 minutes. classic cash.

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