THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
199-Johnny Cash-Don’t Take Your Guns To Town.
1958-Has never charted in the UK.
Best Bit-At 0.32. You’ve heard of a boy named Sue,well this ones called Bill.
Johnny Cash was born February 26,1932 in Kingsland,Arkansas,U.S. and died September 12,2003,with sales of over 90 million Albums and singles he is one of the worlds most successful artists.He is the only artist to have the honour of being inducted into the Country Music,Rock ‘N’ Roll and Gospel Music Halls of Fame.
His actual birth name was J.R.Cash,but when he began performing he changed it to Johnny Cash,(see also best songs 857 and 428.)
In 1958 after leaving Sam Phillips’s ‘Sun Records’ he signed a contract with Columbia records and released his third studio Album,’The Fabulous Johnny Cash,’from where this song is taken.
‘Don’t Take Your Guns To Town’ tells the story of a young cowboy who ignores the pleas of his mother not to get in to a gun fight,he goes into town,starts drinking,which in turn leads to the young mans death.
‘A young cowboy named Billy Joe grew restless on the farm,a boy filled with wanderlust who really meant no harm.’
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