Mean Eyed Cat Lyrics

Johnny Cash


album: Track 12 in album Sings Hank Williams
release date: 1960-9-15
popularity : 14 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country
length: 2:30
composer: Johnny Cash
lyricist: Johnny Cash

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I give my woman half my money at the general store I said, "Now buy a little groceries, and don't spend no more." But she gave ten dollars for a ten cent hat And bought some store bought cat food for a mean eyed cat.

When I give her ten more dollars for a one way ticket She was mad as she could be Then I bet ten more that if she ever left She'd come a-crawlin' back to me When I woke up this mornin' and I turned my head There wasn't a cotton pickin' thing on her side of the bed I found a little old note where her head belonged It said, "Dear John, honey, baby, I'm long gone."

When I heard a whistle blowin', and the big wheels a-turnin' I was scared as I could be I put on my overalls and I headed to town Gonna bring her back with me.

I asked the man down at the station if he'd seen her there I told him all about her pretty eyes and long, blonde hair He spit his tobacco, said, "I'll be dad blamed...... I believe I did see her leavin' on the east bound train."

I bought a round trip ticket on the east bound train I was broke as I could be But when I come back, gotta buy another ticket Gotta bring her back with me.

Well, I got off the train somewhere in Arkansas And I worked up the guts to call my Mother-In-Law She said, "I'll tell you where she is, if you act right." "She's workin' four to twelve at Trucker's World tonight."

When I walked in she saw me, and she took off her apron And she grabbed her goin' home hat She bought a ticket with her tips And now we're curled up on the sofa, me and her....and that mean eyed cat




Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 I Can't Help It
  • 2 You Win Again
  • 3 Hey, Good Lookin'
  • 4 I Could Never Be Ashamed of You
  • 5 Next in Line
  • 6 Straight A's in Love
  • 7 Folsom Prison Blues
  • 8 Give My Love to Rose
  • 9 I Walk the Line
  • 10 I Love You Because
  • 11 Come in Stranger
  • 12 Mean Eyed Cat