Johnny Cash - Doin' My Time Lyrics

Johnny Cash Johnny Cash With His Hot and Blue Guitar cover art
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On this rock pile, with my ball and chain.
They call me by a number not a name Lord, Lord.

[Chorus]
Gotta do my time, I gotta do my time.
With an aching heart, on that gal of mine.

You can here my hammer, you can hear my saw.
Gonna sing it like John Henry all day long Lord, Lord.

[Chorus]

When that old judge looked down at me.
Said I put you in that penitentiary Lord, Lord.

[Chorus]

Well now it won't be long, just a few more days.
They'll let me out of here I'm gonna stay Lord, Lord.

With that gal of mine, with that gal of mine.
She's a waited for me while I've done my time.

Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Rock Island Line
  • 2 (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle
  • 3 Country Boy
  • 4 If the Good Lord’s Willing
  • 5 Cry! Cry! Cry!
  • 6 Remember Me (I’m the One Who Loves You)
  • 7 So Doggone Lonesome
  • 8 I Was There When It Happened
  • 9 I Walk the Line
  • 10 Wreck of the Old ’97
  • 11 Folsom Prison Blues
  • 12 Doin’ My Time


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Jimmie Skinner
    album: Track 12 in album Johnny Cash With His Hot and Blue Guitar
    release date: 1957-10-11
    popularity : 169 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Rockabilly
    lyricist: Jimmie Skinner
    composer: Jimmie Skinner
    Album Information
    label: Sun Record Company
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin