Straight A's in Love Lyrics

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Johnny R. Cash
album: Track 6 in album Sings Hank Williams
release date: 1960-9-15
popularity : 5 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country
length: 2:15

Cover Art

Johnny Cash Sings Hank Williams cover art
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Well, the readin' and the writin' arithmetic
Never did get through to me
It ain't because I'm square or thick
'Cause I learned my A, be, see

But when I graduated from the grammar school
And I moved one grade above
I began to be a snook at books
But I made straight A's in love

Now the teacher would say to learn your algebra
But I'd bring home see's and D's
How could I make an A when there's a swingin' maid
On the left and on the right and in the back and the front of me?

Oh, my grades are low on my card, I know
But they oughta give me one above
If they'd give me a mark for learnin' in the dark
I'd have straight A's in love

Now in my senior year with graduation near
I did my homework every night
And when my momma said I oughta go to bed
I turn out all the lights

But my sweetie pie was waitin' right outside
She'd be a coolin' like a dove
Though I did my best, I failed semester test
But I made straight A's in love

Now the teacher would say to learn your algebra
But I'd bring home see's and D's
How could I make an A when there's a swingin' maid
On the left and on the right and in the back and the front of me

Oh, my grades are low on my card, I know
But they oughta give me one above
If they'd give me a mark for learnin' in the dark
I'd have straight A's in love


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