Doin' My Time Lyrics

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Jimmie Skinner
album: No. 12 track in album The Complete Sun Masters
release date: 2008-12-12
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length: 2:39

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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.

[Chorus]

Well now it won't be long, just a few more days.
They'll let me out of here I'm gonna stay Lord, Lord.

With that gal of mine, with that gal of mine.
She's a waited for me while I've done my time.

Track Listing

  • 1 Folsom Prison Blues
  • 2 Hey! Porter
  • 3 Cry, Cry, Cry
  • 4 So Doggone Lonesome
  • 5 I Walk the Line
  • 6 Get Rhythm
  • 7 My Treasure
  • 8 There You Go
  • 9 Train of Love
  • 10 Wide Open Road (re-recording)
  • 11 Goodbye, Little Darlin'
  • 12 Luther Played the Boogie
  • 13 Mean Eyed Cat
  • 14 I Love You Because
  • 15 Port of Lonely Hearts
  • 16 Folsom Prison Blues (overdubbed)
  • 17 I Walk the Line (overdubbed)
  • 18 Two Timin' Woman
  • 19 Goodnight Irene (overdubbed)
  • 20 You're My Baby
  • 21 Cry, Cry, Cry (alternate)
  • 22 Wide Open Road (original)
  • 23 My Treasure (alternate)
  • 24 Rock'n'Roll Ruby (demo)
  • 25 You're My Baby (undubbed)
  • 26 One More Ride (incomplete)
  • 27 Brakman's Blues (incomplete)
  • 28 Wide Open Road (demo)
  • 29 Get Rhythm (microphone check)
  • 30 Folsom Prison Blues (alternate)
  • 31 I Love You Because (undubbed)
  • 32 I Walk the Line (alternate)
  • 33 Two Timin' Woman (alternate)
  • 34 Goodnight Irene (undubbed)
  • 1 Big River
  • 2 Home of the Blues
  • 3 Next in Line
  • 4 Straight A's in Love
  • 5 Don't Make Me Go
  • 6 Oh, Lonesome Me
  • 7 Give My Love to Rose (undubbed)
  • 8 Come in Stranger
  • 9 Guess Things Happen That Way
  • 10 Ballad of a Teenage Queen
  • 11 Remember Me (I'm the One Who Loves You)
  • 12 Country Boy
  • 13 Rock Island Line
  • 14 Doin' My Time
  • 15 The Wreck of the Old 97
  • 16 I Was There When It Happened
  • 17 I Heard That Lonesome Whistle Blow
  • 18 If the Good Lord's Willing
  • 19 Next in Line (overdubbed)
  • 20 Belshazar (overdubbed)
  • 21 Always Alone
  • 22 I Couldn't Keep From Crying
  • 23 The Wreck of the Old 97
  • 24 Give My Love to Rose (overdubbed)
  • 25 Belshazar (undubbed)
  • 26 Country Boy (demo)
  • 27 Leave That Junk Alone (demo)
  • 28 Big River (alternate, with false start)
  • 29 Don't Make Me Go (alternate)
  • 30 Ballad of a Teenage Queen (alternate)
  • 31 Doin' My Time (alternate)
  • 32 I Was There When It Happened (alternate)
  • 33 If the Good Lord's Willing (alternate)
  • 1 Blue Train
  • 2 Born to Lose
  • 3 Thanks a Lot
  • 4 Katy Too
  • 5 It's Just About Time
  • 6 The Ways of a Woman in Love
  • 7 Life Goes On
  • 8 You Tell Me
  • 9 I Forgot to Remember to Forget
  • 10 I Just Thought You'd Like to Know
  • 11 You're the Nearest Thing to Heaven
  • 12 Sugartime
  • 13 The Story of a Broken Heart
  • 14 Down the Street to 301
  • 15 New Mexico (overdupped)
  • 16 I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love with You)
  • 17 Hey Good Lookin'
  • 18 You Win Again
  • 19 I Could Never Be Ashamed of You
  • 20 Cold Cold Heart
  • 21 Fools Hall of Fame
  • 22 New Mexico (undubbed)
  • 23 It's Just About Time (alternate)
  • 24 I Forgot to Remember to Forget (incomplete alternate)
  • 25 I Just Thought You'd Like to Know (undubbed)
  • 26 You're the Nearest Thing to Heaven (undubbed)
  • 27 Sugartime (alternate)
  • 28 The Story of a Broken Heart (alternate, with false starts & studio chat)
  • 29 Down the Street to 301 (alternate)
  • 30 I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love with You) (undubbed)
  • 31 Hey, Good Lookin' (undubbed)
  • 32 You Win Again (undubbed)
  • 33 I Could Never Be Ashamed of You (undubbed)