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Which Jonhny Cash Song do you prefare

Poll closed May 9, 2007.
  1. I Walk The Line

    5 vote(s)
    55.6%
  2. Folsom Prsion Blues

    1 vote(s)
    11.1%
  3. Ring Of Fire

    2 vote(s)
    22.2%
  4. Hurt

    1 vote(s)
    11.1%
  1. coral reef
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    Ragged Old Flag

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by coral reef, May 7, 2007.

    I never knew Johnny Cash wrote this until a few days ago, im glad i found it in the music store.
    I wanted to share the lyrics with you here, because i think its a great song and is very patriotic..and just goes to show that sometimes we forget the meaning behind our nations flag...

    Johnny Cash - Ragged Old Flag
    I walked through a county courthouse square
    On a park bench, an old man was sittin' there.
    I said, "Your old court house is kinda run down,
    He said, "Naw, it'll do for our little town".
    I said, "Your old flag pole is leaned a little bit,
    And that’s a ragged old flag you got hangin' on it".
    He said, "Have a seat", and I sat down,
    "Is this the first time you've been to our little town"
    I said, "I think it is"
    He said "I don’t like to brag, but we’re kinda proud of
    That Ragged Old Flag

    "You see, we got a little hole in that flag there,
    When Washington took it across the Delaware.
    and It got powder burned the night Francis Scott Key sat watching it,
    writing "Say Can You See"
    It got a rip in New Orleans, with Packingham & Jackson
    tugging at its seams.
    and It almost fell at the Alamo
    beside the Texas flag,
    But she waved on though.
    She got cut with a sword at Chancellorsville,
    And she got cut again at Shiloh Hill.
    There was Robert E. Lee and Beauregard and Bragg,
    And the south wind blew hard on
    That Ragged Old Flag

    "On Flanders Field in World War I,
    She got a big hole from a Bertha Gun,
    She turned blood red in World War II
    She hung limp, and low, a time or two,
    She was in Korea, Vietnam, She went where she was sent
    by her Uncle Sam.
    She waved from our ships upon the briny foam
    and now they've about quit wavin' back here at home
    in her own good land here She’s been abused,
    She's been burned, dishonored, denied an' refused,
    And the government for which she stands
    Has been scandalized throughout out the land.
    And she’s getting thread bare, and she’s wearin' thin,
    But she’s in good shape, for the shape she’s in.
    Cause she’s been through the fire before
    and i believe she can take a whole lot more.

    "So we raise her up every morning
    And we bring her down slow every night,
    We don’t let her touch the ground,
    And we fold her up right.
    On second thought
    I *do* like to brag
    Cause I’m mighty proud of
    That Ragged Old Flag"
     
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    hmm nice

    btw: Just edited Johnnt to Johnny for ya

    Or replaced t with y:p
     
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    lol @ me...thankyou
     
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    Im a really big fan of Johnny cash.
     
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    Johnny Cash has some wonderful songs. I like his version of Hurt. It nearly makes me cry whenever I hear it. And it was also sad that his house burned down!
     
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    I loved the film walk the line and thought pheonix did the singer song writer justice in that film and the soundtrack was as good.
     
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    Yes the movie was really good, I was able to see it on foxtel. It was very well put together.

    ~Torana
     
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    Most of Johnny Cash songs are brilliant. My Mum loves his music. One of the best singers of all time.
     
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    The guy was a legend
     
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    Yeah my family absolutely love his music, I like the song 'I hung my head', it is really good.

    ~Torana
     
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    I added a little poll to this thread.

    My vote goes with I walk The Line. I so love that song.
     
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    Ur mean for putting up the poll! I like them all!
     
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    I like about a quarter of his songs. But that quarter, I really like.
     
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    As do I DB.
     
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    Walk the line for me.
     
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    Ooooh, what about 'A BOY NAMED SUE'?
     
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    Too late now. lol
     
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    lol yes DB it is a good song, but a little late lol.

    ~Torana
     
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    You guys are waaaayyy to fast for me!!!!!!!! And it doesn't help that I had to think really hard about what other songs I like!
     
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    I like his cover of "I've Been Everywhere."
     
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    Am I dag or what?!
     
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    The Matador, Cry Cry Cry, Man In Black, The Bull Rider lol I could go on DB, but I will leave it there lol, I know too many I think...lol....and yeah the cover is really good....and no DB you aren't a dag lol

    ~Torana
     

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