Johnny 99 Song Lyrics

Johnny Cash

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album: Track 5 in album Johnny 99
release date: 1983
popularity : 48 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country/Country Rock
length: 3:35
composer: Bruce Springsteen
lyricist: Bruce Springsteen

Album Information

country(area): United States
script: Latin

Cover Art

Johnny Cash Johnny 99 cover art

Lyrics

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Well they closed down the auto plant in Mahwah late last month
Ralph went out lookin' for a job but he couldn't find none
He came home too drunk from mixin' Tanqueray and wine
He got a gun shot a night clerk now they call him Johnny 99
Dawn in that part of town where when you hit red light you don't stop
Johnny's wavin' his gun around and threatin' to blow his top
When an off duty cop snuck up on him on from behind
Out in front of the club Tip Top they slapped the cuffs on Johnny 99
Well the city suplied a public defender but the judge was mean John Brown
He came into the courtroom and stared poor Johnny down
Well the evidence is clear gonna let the sentence fit the crime
Prison for 98 and a year will make it even Johnny 99
A fist fight broke out in the courtroom they had to drag Johnny's girl away
His mama stood up and shouted judge don't take my boy this way
Well son you got any statement you'd like to make

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Track Listing

  • 1 Highway Patrolman
  • 2 That's the Truth
  • 3 God Bless Robert E Lee
  • 4 New Cut Road
  • 5 Johnny 99
  • 6 Ballad of the Ark
  • 7 Joshua Gone Barbados
  • 8 Girl From the Canyon
  • 9 Brand New Dance
  • 10 I'm Ragged but I'm Right