The Caretaker Song Lyrics

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash Songs of Our Soil cover art
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I live in the cemetery
'Old Caretaker' they call me
In the wintertime I rake the leaves
And in the summer I cut the weeds

When a funeral comes
The people cry and pray
They bury their dead
Then they all go away

And here I work
And I somehow hide
From a world that rushes
By outside

Track Listing

  • 1 Drink to Me
  • 2 Five Feet High and Rising
  • 3 The Man on the Hill
  • 4 Hank and Joe and Me
  • 5 Clementine
  • 6 The Great Speckled Bird
  • 7 I Want to Go Home
  • 8 The Caretaker
  • 9 Old Apache Squaw
  • 10 Don’t Step on Mother’s Roses
  • 11 My Grandfather’s Clock
  • 12 It Could Be You (Instead of Him)


  • credits


    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Johnny R. Cash
    album: Track 8 in album Songs of Our Soil
    release date: 1959-9
    popularity : 118 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country/Country Rock
    length: 2:06

    Album Information

    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    script: Latin