A Letter From Home

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Reed Nielsen
album: Track 7 in album Mean as Hell
release date: 1965
popularity : 12 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country Rock/Acoustic
length: 2:27

Album Information

country(area): United States
script: Latin

Cover Art

Johnny Cash Mean as Hell cover art


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A cowpoke rode in, one hot dusty day
He stood at the window and I heard him say

Then smilingly shook his gray head
And these are the words that he said
No letter from home, no letter from home
No message from mother or none of the others

No more of those plains will he roam
And said, "Son here's your letter from home"
"If only I had just a little more time
"I can't take it with me and I must go on"

No time for the letter from home
Too late for the letter from home


Track Listing

  • 1 Mister Garfield
  • 2 The Shifting Whispering Sands
  • 3 I Ride an Old Paint
  • 4 The Blizzard
  • 5 The Road to Kaintuck
  • 6 The Streets of Laredo
  • 7 A Letter From Home
  • 8 Sweet Betsy From Pike
  • 9 Mean as Hell
  • 10 Stampede
  • 11 25 Minutes to Go
  • 12 Bury Me Not on the Lone Prarie