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Published on Jan 4, 2008

Understand Your Man by Johnny Cash - (1964)


Don't call my name out your window, I'm leavin'
I won't even turn my head.
Don't sent your kinfolk to give me no talkin'
I'll be gone, like I said.

You'd just say the same old thing
That you be sayin' all along,
Just lay there in your bed and keep your mouth shut,
Till I'm gone.
Don't give me that old familiar cry and fuss and moan

Understand your man, I'm tired of your bad-mouthin'
Understand your man.

You can give my other suit to the Salvation Army,
And everything else I leave behind
I ain't takin' nothin' that'll slow down my travelin'
While I'm untanglin' my mind.

I ain't gonna repeat
What I said any more
While I'm breathin' air that ain't been breathed before,
I'll be just as gone as the wild goose in winter

Then you'll understand your man, meditate on it
Understand your man, you hear me talking
Understand your man. Remember what I told you
Understand your man
Understand your man
Written by Johnny R. Cash • Copyright © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Understand Your Man" is a 1964 single by Johnny Cash.[1] The single went to number one on the country charts for six weeks.[2] "Understand Your Man" also crossed over to the Top 40, peaking at number 35.[3]

Cash borrowed parts of the melody from Bob Dylan's "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right".[4]

"Understand Your Man" was also the last song Cash ever performed in front of an audience. It was the last song in his performance at the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, on 5 July 2003. Prior to singing it, Cash told the audience that at that point he had not performed it live in 25 years. (It was not, however, the final song he ever sang as despite failing health he continued to make studio recordings until late August 2003, shortly before his death.)
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