Sons of Katie Elder Lyrics

Johnny Cash


album: Track 15 in album The Heart of Cash
release date: 1968-6
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length: 2:39

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Four brothers on the run Katie Elder
All your little ones have grown and we've reaped what we have sown
Yes we've reaped what we have sown Katie Elder

Oh the wind blows like the devil when it blows
And the boy grows up and like the wind he goes
So mothers teach your sons to not live by a gun
And to not live like the sons of Katie Elder
And to not live like the sons of Katie Elder

I think you'd understand Katie Elder
That a man is just a man Katie Elder
They're bound to cut him down if he doesn't stand his ground
But they haven't cut us down yet Katie Elder

Oh the wind blows like the devil when it blows
And the boy grows up and like the wind he goes
So mothers teach your sons to not live by a gun
And to not live like the sons of Katie Elder
And to not live like the sons of Katie Elder

We'll try to make it right Katie Elder
No more hidin' in the night Katie Elder
I vow it on your grave by all the things we never gave
And mistakes that we all made Katie Elder

Oh the wind blows like the devil when it blows
And the boy grows up and like the wind he goes
So mothers teach your sons to not live by a gun
And to not live like the sons of Katie Elder
And to not live like the sons of Katie Elder

And to not live like the sons of Katie Elder




Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 I Walk the Line
  • 2 Lumberjack
  • 3 Five Feet High and Rising
  • 4 Got Stripes
  • 5 Green. Green Grass of Home
  • 6 Why Do You Punish Me
  • 7 Frankie’s Man, Johnny
  • 8 Certain Kinda Hurtin’
  • 9 Mean as Hell
  • 10 Locomotive Man
  • 11 Folsom Prison Blues
  • 12 Don’t Take Your Guns to Town
  • 13 Matador
  • 14 The Long Black Veil
  • 15 Sons of Katie Elder
  • 16 The Ballad of Boot Hill
  • 17 Happiness Is You
  • 18 When I’ve Learned
  • 19 Girl in Saskatoon
  • 20 Ancient History