The Great Speckled Bird Song Lyrics

Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash Songs of Our Soil cover art
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What a beautiful thought I am thinking
Concerning the great speckled bird
And to know that my name is recorded
On the pages of God's holy word

Desiring to lower her standards
They watch every move that she makes
They long to find fault with her teaching
But really she makes no mistakes

I am glad I have learned of her meekness
I am glad that my name is on her book
For I want to be one never fearing
The face of my Savior to look

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: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Guy Martin Smith
    album: Track 6 in album Songs of Our Soil
    release date: 1959-9
    popularity : 67 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country/Country Rock
    length: 2:10

    Album Information

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