Far Side Banks of Jordan Lyrics

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Terry Stephen Smith
album: Track 3 in album The Last Gunfighter Ballad
release date: 1977-1
popularity : 10 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Acoustic/Rock & Roll/Country
length: 2:40

Cover Art

Johnny Cash The Last Gunfighter Ballad cover art
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I believe my steps are growin' wearier each day
Still I've got another journey on my mind
Lures of this old world have ceased to make me wanna stay
And my one regret is leavin' you behind

But if it proves to be his will that I am first to go
And somehow I've a feelin' it will be
When it comes your time to travel likewise, don't feel lost
For I will be the first one that you'll see

And I'll be waiting on the far side banks of Jordan
I'll be sitting drawing pictures in the sand
And when I see you coming, I will rise up with the shout
And come running through the shallow waters, reaching for your hand

Through this life we've labored hard to earn our meager fare
It's brought us trembling hands and failing eyes
So I'll just rest here on this shore and turn my eyes away
Until you come, then we'll see paradise

And I'll be waiting on the far side banks of Jordan
I'll be sitting drawing pictures in the sand
And when I see you coming, I will rise up with the shout
And come running through the shallow waters, reaching for your hand

I'll be waiting on the far side banks of Jordan
I'll be sitting drawing pictures in the sand
And when I see you coming, I will rise up with the shout
And come running through the shallow waters, reaching for your hand, hmm


Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 I Will Dance With You
  • 2 The Last Gunfighter Ballad
  • 3 Far Side Banks of Jordan
  • 4 Ridin' on Cotton Belt
  • 5 Give It Away
  • 6 You're So Close to Me
  • 7 City Jail
  • 8 Cindy, I Love You
  • 9 Ballad of Barbara
  • 10 Silver Haired Daddy of Mine