Doin' My Time Song Lyrics

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash Johnny Cash With His Hot and Blue Guitar cover art
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On this rock pile, with my ball and chain.
They call me by a number not a name Lord, Lord.

[Chorus]
Gotta do my time, I gotta do my time.
With an aching heart, on that gal of mine.

You can here my hammer, you can hear my saw.
Gonna sing it like John Henry all day long Lord, Lord.

[Chorus]

When that old judge looked down at me.
Said I put you in that penitentiary Lord, Lord.

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Rock Island Line
  • 2 (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle
  • 3 Country Boy
  • 4 If the Good Lord’s Willing
  • 5 Cry! Cry! Cry!
  • 6 Remember Me (I’m the One Who Loves You)
  • 7 So Doggone Lonesome
  • 8 I Was There When It Happened
  • 9 I Walk the Line
  • 10 Wreck of the Old ’97
  • 11 Folsom Prison Blues
  • 12 Doin’ My Time


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Jimmie Skinner
    album: Track 12 in album Johnny Cash With His Hot and Blue Guitar
    release date: 1957-10-11
    popularity : 167 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Rockabilly
    length: 2:39
    lyricist: Jimmie Skinner
    composer: Jimmie Skinner

    Album Information

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