Joshua Gone Barbados

Johnny Cash

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album: Track 7 in album Johnny 99
release date: 1983
popularity : 6 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country/Country Rock
length: 5:12

Album Information

country(area): United States
script: Latin

Cover Art

Johnny Cash Johnny 99 cover art

Lyrics

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Cane standin' in the fields gettin' old and red
Joshua head of the government he said strike for better pay
Joshua gone Barbados staying in a big hotel
The sugar mill owner told the strikers I don't need you to cut my cane
Get a bunch of tough fellas bring 'em from Zion Hill
Sunny Child the overseer I swear he's an ignorant man
Joshua gone Barbados just like he don't know people on the island got no place to go
Strikers can't do nothin' strike be all in vain
They're beatin' Sunny with the cutlers beat him to the ground
Joshua gone Barbados he don't care at all
Sunny Child in the hospital pistol on his bed
People on the island got no place to go
People on St Vincent got many sad tales to tell

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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