The Man Comes Around

Johnny Cash


writers: Johnny Cash
album: Track 1 in album American IV: The Man Comes Around
release date: 2002-11-5
popularity : 8 users have visited this page.
length: 4:29
guest performer: Randy Scruggs
acoustic guitar: Randy Scruggs and Smokey Hormel
organ & piano: Benmont Tench
lyricist: Johnny Cash
composer: Johnny Cash

Album Information

label: American Recordings
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 044006333922
script: Latin

Cover Art

Johnny Cash American IV: The Man Comes Around cover art


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"And I heard, as it were, the noise of thunder
'Come and see.' and I saw, and behold a white horse"
There's a man goin' 'round takin' names
Everybody won't be treated all the same
When the man comes around
The hairs on your arm will stand up
Will you partake of that last offered cup
When the man comes around
Hear the trumpets hear the pipers
Multitudes are marchin' to the big kettledrum
Some are born and some are dyin'
And the whirlwind is in the thorn tree
The whirlwind is in the thorn tree

Then the father hen will call his chickens home
And at his feet they'll cast their golden crowns

Whoever is righteous let him be righteous still
Listen to the words long written down

One hundred million angels singin'
Voices callin', voices cryin'
It's alpha and omega's kingdom come
The virgins are all trimming their wicks
It's hard for thee to kick against the prick
When the man comes around
"And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts
And his name that sat on him was death, and hell followed with him"


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 The Man Comes Around
  • 2 Hurt
  • 3 Give My Love to Rose
  • 4 Bridge Over Troubled Water
  • 5 I Hung My Head
  • 6 First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
  • 7 Personal Jesus
  • 8 In My Life
  • 9 Sam Hall
  • 10 Danny Boy
  • 11 Desperado
  • 12 I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
  • 13 Tear Stained Letter
  • 14 Streets of Laredo
  • 15 We’ll Meet Again