I’d Rather Have You Lyrics - Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash Johnny Cash Is Coming to Town cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1987-4-3
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
length: 3:12
producer: Jack Clement
assistant producer: Dave Ferguson
writer: Johnny Cash
I'd rather go to a rodeo then shoppin' on rodeo drive
I'd rather lay on the grass with you and watch the planes than to have to fly
I'd rather have you than ringling and barnum & baily circus with all three rings
And the high trapeez and the lady on the horse and the train that carries them thru
Stacked up against all the gold in africa, I'd rather have you

I'd rather share a hotdog with you than dinner with the president
Offer me a castle on a mountain top, I'll take you in a tent
I'd rather be alone with you than to have my very own satellite
To talk and sing and say everything to everybody, do whatever i wanna do
And to be number one on who is who, I'd rather have you

I don't crave applause and praise or holidays with my way paid
I don't want to incorporate nor to be top rate nor a head of state
I don't want to play the digery-do nor the sitar or the kazoo
Just the two of us alone will do, I'd rather have you

I'd rather have tickets to the movies with you than the one that wins the lottery
Rather walk on the beach with you than to own all the ships at sea
I'd rather have you than the qe2 and the eiffel tower, the royal jewels

And the brooklyn bridge, and the toll pay to go thru
And throw in a texas well or two, I'd rather have you

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CD 1
  • 1 The Big Light
  • 2 The Ballad of Barbara
  • 3 I’d Rather Have You
  • 4 Let Him Roll
  • 5 The Night Hank Williams Came to Town
  • 6 Sixteen Tons
  • 7 Letters From Home
  • 8 W. Lee O Daniel (and the Light Crust Boys)
  • 9 Heavy Metal (Don’t Mean Rock & Roll to Me)
  • 10 My Ship Will Sail