Ballad of the Ark Lyrics

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©O/B/O APRA AMCOS, RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC, SONY ATV MUSIC PUB LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Dolly Parton, Franz Xaver Gruber
album: Track 6 in album Johnny 99
release date: 1983
popularity : 9 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country/Country Rock
length: 2:58

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Johnny Cash Johnny 99 cover art
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Well I tell you a story about a good man
Who had many a problem before he reached dry land
It ain't easy for a good man to go down no it ain't easy for a good man to go down
On the earth there was trouble sorrow and pain
So the Lord said to Noah I'm gonna make it rain
It ain't easy for a good man to go down no it ain't easy for a good man to go down
Noah gathered his sons and the ark it was raised
Two by two came the animals that they might be saved
It ain't easy...
[ guitar ]
Well it rainded forty days and it rained forty nights
All the earth it was covered the mountains out of sight
It ain't easy for a good man to go down no it ain't easy for a good man to go down
When the waters receded and the earth it was dry
The Lord said to Noah go forth and multiply
It ain't easy for a good man to go down no it ain't easy for a good man to go down
Yes the Lord made a ranbow way up in the sky
He promised no flood would ever murder you and die
It ain't easy for a good man to go down no it ain't easy for a good man to go down


Track Listing

  • 1 Highway Patrolman
  • 2 That's the Truth
  • 3 God Bless Robert E Lee
  • 4 New Cut Road
  • 5 Johnny 99
  • 6 Ballad of the Ark
  • 7 Joshua Gone Barbados
  • 8 Girl From the Canyon
  • 9 Brand New Dance
  • 10 I'm Ragged but I'm Right