Tennessee Flat Top Box Song Lyrics

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash Old Golden Throat cover art
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In a little cabaret in a South Texas border town,
Sat a boy and his guitar, and the people came from miles around.
And all the girls from there to Austin,
Were slipping away from home and putting jewelery in hock.
To take the trip, to go and listen,
To the little dark-haired boy who played the Tennessee flat top box.

And he would play,

Well, he couldn't ride or wrangle, and he never cared to make a dime.
But give him his guitar, and he'd be happy all the time.
And all the girls from nine to ninety,
Were snapping fingers, tapping toes, and begging him: "Don't stop."
And hypnotized and fascinated,
By the little dark-haired boy who played the Tennessee flat top box.

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 I Got Stripes
  • 2 A Certain Kinda Hurtin'
  • 3 A Little at a Time
  • 4 All Over Again
  • 5 Still in Town
  • 6 Smiling Bill McCall
  • 7 The Wind Changes
  • 8 The Sons of Katie Elder
  • 9 Dark as a Dungeon
  • 10 Tennessee Flat Top Box
  • 11 The Matador
  • 12 Send a Picture of Mother
  • 13 You Dreamer You
  • 14 Red Velvet


  • credits


    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Johnny R. Cash
    album: Track 10 in album Old Golden Throat
    release date: 1968-6
    popularity : 52 users have visited this page.
    genres: Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country
    composer: Johnny Cash
    lyricist: Johnny Cash

    Album Information

    label: CBS
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin