Boss Jack Song Lyrics

Johnny Cash

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Pick a lot o'cotton drag a long sack comin' across the field well I see Boss Jack
He's a ridin' straddle of a single foot roan
When you know that horse you'll leave him alone
The ole roan's got green in his eyes mean as the devil and twice as wise

A fire in his nose and a bow in his back can't nobody ride him but Boss Jack
Come on children bend your back work a little faster fill your sack
Then you hitch up the wagon take it to the gin finish pickin' before the winter sets in

Now here while back when the crop was laid by
Remember who took us on a big fish fry
Caught a heap of catfish goggle eye and carp
Dashed and sang to the guitar and the harp

Well someday old Boss Jack is gonna set us all free

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Loading Coal
  • 2 Slow Rider
  • 3 Lumberjack
  • 4 Dorraine of Ponchartrain
  • 5 Going to Memphis
  • 6 When Papa Played the Dobro
  • 7 Boss Jack
  • 8 Old Doc Brown


  • credits


    publisher: ©JOHNNY BOND PUBLICATIONS
    writers: Tex Ritter
    album: Track 7 in album Ride This Train
    release date: 1960
    popularity : 87 users have visited this page.
    genres: Folk, World, & Country Stage & Screen
    styles: Country Rock
    length: 3:57

    Album Information

    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin