I’m Gonna Sit on the Porch and Pick on My Old Guitar Lyrics - Johnny Cash

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Release information
Writer(s): J R Cash
Release Date: 1979
Genre: Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk Rock/Country Rock/Acoustic
length: 3:05
producer: Brian Ahern
piano: Earl Poole Ball
guitar: Jack Clement, Jack Routh and Johnny Cash
drums (drum set): W.S. Holland
vocal: Johnny Cash
electric guitar: Bob Wootton
electric bass guitar: Marshall Grant
banjo: Jerry Hensley
percussion: Mark Morris
hammered dulcimer: Alisa Jones
trumpet: Wayne Jackson
writer: Johnny Cash
I'm gonna sit on the porch and pick on my old guitar
I'm gonna lay on my back and laugh at my lucky star
And then I'm gonna fly away and never come back someday
'Less I thought I was gonna land right close to where you are

Well, if I thought anybody cared I'd send back word
Strapped to the leg of a trans celestial bird
I wonder if I really ever did leave how many would there be to grieve?
How would they react to the word?

Well, I wouldn't ever want to hurt a solitary soul
I have still got all 6 foot 2 in control
But when my obligation's low is a greasy uphill road
And pleasin' everybody but me is my first goal

I want to sit on my porch and pick on my old guitar
And just hope you're hangin' loose where ever you are
And for the joy you brought to me this song I sung for thee
While I sit on my porch and pick on my old guitar

Tracklist
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