Busted Lyrics

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Harlan Howard
album: Track 2 in album Blood, Sweat and Tears
release date: 1963
popularity : 11 users have visited this page.
length: 1:25
electric guitar: Carl Perkins, Luther Perkins
bass: Marshall Grant
drums: W.S. Holland
guitar: Johnny Cash
mastering: Darcy Proper
mix: Vic Anesini
additional producer: Bob Irwin
producer: Bob Johnston
vocal: Johnny Cash
composer: Harlan Howard
lyricist: Harlan Howard

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My bills are all due and the babies need shoes but I'm busted
Cotton is down to a quarter a pound and I'm busted
I've got a cow that went dry and a hen that won't lay
A big stack of bills that get bigger each day EE
The County will haul my belongings away I'm busted!

I went to my brother to ask for a loan I was busted
I hate to beg like a dog for a bone but I'm busted
My brother said there ain't a thing I can do
My wife and my kids are all down with the flu
And I was just thinking of calling on you I'm busted!

Lord I'm no thief but a man can go wrong when he's busted
The food that we canned last summer is gone and I'm busted
The fields are all bare and the cotton won't grow
Me and my family's gotta pack up and go
Where I'll make a livin' the Lord only knows but I'm busted!

Track Listing

  • 1 The Legend of John Henry’s Hammer
  • 2 Tell Him I’m Gone
  • 3 Another Man Done Gone
  • 4 Busted
  • 5 Casey Jones
  • 6 Nine Pound Hammer
  • 7 Chain Gang
  • 8 Waiting for a Train
  • 9 Roughneck