West Canterbury Subdivision Blues Lyrics

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
album: Track 8 in album Silver
release date: 1979
popularity : 6 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Country Rock/Acoustic
length: 3:46

Cover Art

Johnny Cash Silver cover art
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I built her a castle of perma stone
But I should have reigned more with her
Too often I left my queen alone
And that was no way to leave her

I rode out in quest of song and wine
And that was no way to treat her
I kept her hangin' like grapes on the vine
And that was no way to keep her

Reds Goodguy rode by on his milk white steed
And casually mentioned my misdeeds
He promised her love far greater than mine
Thus pulled out and plucked my grapes from the vine

I built her a castle with patios
But I seldom cooked out upon it
I bought her a TV with stereo
But I never listened much to it

Now I have a castle but the queen's not home
And that is no way to have her
I have the vine but the grapes are gone
And that's no way to run a vineyard

Reds Goodguy rode by on his milk white steed
And casually mentioned my misdeeds
He promised her love far greater than mine
Thus pulled out and plucked my grapes from the vine


Track Listing


Vinyl 1
  • 1 The L & N Don't Stop Here Anymore
  • 2 Lonesome to the Bone
  • 3 Bull Rider
  • 4 I'll Say It's True
  • 5 (Ghost) Riders in the Sky
  • 6 Cocaine Blues
  • 7 Muddy Waters
  • 8 West Canterbury Subdivision Blues
  • 9 Lately I Been Leanin' Toward the Blues
  • 10 I'm Gonna Sit on the Porch and Pick on My Old Guitar