Cisco Clifton's Fillin' Station

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Johnny R. Cash
album: Track 5 in album From Sea to Shining Sea
release date: 1968-1
popularity : 12 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country
length: 2:44

Album Information

country(area): United States
script: Latin

Cover Art

Johnny Cash From Sea to Shining Sea cover art


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Cisco Clifton had a fillin' station
Most cars passed unless they were out of gas

Except tobacco matches and oil
Keepin' Cisco rough hands soiled
He'd wipe the gas and check the air
He patiently gave directions

Or a tyre or two some air
Spent seven dollars there
He'd give anybody anything they'd ask
His tools are tyres bumper jacks or wire

And a table for a checker game
The same checker players came
So Cisco Clifton's fillin' station
Personal loans were personally gone

Heard a big bulldozer roar like a freight
When they build that Interstate
He'd managed to pay for property
And friends still came for checker game

That the Interstate was too much to fight
He did odd jobs at night
He still opened up at sunrise
The cars flew past on highest gas

And if they stopped they were treated the same
There's a howdy and a checker game


Track Listing

  • 1 From Sea to Shining Sea
  • 2 The Whirl and the Suck
  • 3 Call Daddy From the Mines
  • 4 The Frozen Four Hundred Pounds Fair to Middlin' Cotton Picker
  • 5 Cisco Clifton's Fillin' Station
  • 6 The Masterpiece
  • 7 You and Tennessee
  • 8 Another Song to Sing
  • 9 The Flint Arrowhead
  • 10 Shrimpin' Sailin'
  • 11 The Walls of a Prison