Lately I Been Leanin’ Toward the Blues Lyrics - Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash Silver cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1979
Genre: Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk Rock/Country Rock/Acoustic
length: 2:37
producer: Brian Ahern
piano: Earl Poole Ball
vocal: Johnny Cash
guitar: Jack Routh, Jerry Hensley, Johnny Cash and Jack Clement
drums (drum set): W.S. Holland
electric guitar: Bob Wootton
electric bass guitar: Marshall Grant
trumpet: Bob Lewin and Jack Hale
fiddle: Ricky Skaggs
mandocello: Bob Johnson
percussion: Mark Morris
writer: Billy Joe Shaver
Lately I've been leanin' toward to blues
The lazy loafin' good for nothin' no count knock around
Ain't been worth a honky dime since country come to town
I'll tell you boys this waitin' up for somethin's got me down to nothin' left to lose

And lately I've been leanin' toward to blues
I said lately I've been leanin' toward to blues
I've been leanin' lately toward the blues
I've done held on till I can't turn loose

Everything is everything and everybody knows
We can't get nowhere by steppin' on each other's toes
And when it comes to Cotton Corners baby anyway you get here is just fine
Cause lately we've been doin' double time

And lately I've been leanin' toward to blues
I've been leanin' lately toward the blues
Done more soul in my old holy shoes
I said lately I've been leanin' toward to blues

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