Darlin' Companion
Johnny Cash Lyrics


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What's that?
Hey, what are you guys drinking in those tall, purple glasses?
What is that, rot guts?
(Home brew) Tea?

Hey a little bit later on in the show
I'm going to do you a brand new song
That I wrote yesterday called San Quentin

I'd like to ask my wife, June Carter, come back
Come here June

Hey, I wonder, I wonder if we can get Carl Perkins out to help us with this tine
(He probably would, he would probably help us)
June and I have been singing this song, out version of a John Sebastian song
Darling companion

Darlin' companion, come on and give me understandin'.
And let me be your champion, a hand to hold your pretty hand in.
Darlin' companion, now you know you'll never be abandoned.
Love will always light our landin', I can depend on you.

Oh, a little saucy mare like you should have a steed.
Oh, a little bridlin' down from you is what I need.

Darlin' companion, now you know you'll never be abandoned.
Love will always light our landin', I can depend on you.

Darlin' companion, come on and give me understandin'.
As long as we keep laughin', bear in mind just what could happen.
Darlin' companion, I tell the mountains and the canyons,
Long as I got legs to stand on, I'm gonna stick by you.

Oh, a little saucy mare like you should have a steed.
Oh, a little bridlin' down from you is what I need.

Darlin' companion, I tell the mountains and the canyons,
Long as I got legs to stand on, I'm gonna stick by you.

Darlin' companion, I tell the mountains and the canyons,
Long as I got legs to stand on, I'm gonna stick by you.





Thank you very much

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Johnny Cash's song "Darlin' Companion" were written by John Sebastian, the founder and lead singer of The Lovin' Spoonful. The song is a love song about a man's deep affection for his partner, whom he refers to as his "Darlin' Companion." He sings about his reliance on her and how she gives him understanding and a hand to hold. The line "Oh, a little saucy mare like you should have a steed. Oh, a little bridlin' down from you is what I need" implies that the singer sees his partner as a spirited and independent individual, but also recognizes the power dynamic in their relationship.


The song has a folk-country sound, with a simple melody and a prominent acoustic guitar. Cash's vocals are heartfelt and sincere, conveying the depth of his feelings for his partner. The song often features June Carter, Cash's wife, who adds a beautiful harmony to the chorus.


Overall, "Darlin' Companion" is a sweet and romantic love song that celebrates the importance of a strong partnership. Johnny Cash's rendition is a beautiful interpretation of John Sebastian's original work that showcases both the singer's incredible talent and his deep love for his wife.


Line by Line Meaning

What's that?
Johnny Cash asks what someone is drinking from tall, purple glasses and wonders if it's homemade tea or something stronger.


Hey a little bit later on in the show I'm going to do you a brand new song That I wrote yesterday called San Quentin
Johnny Cash announces that he will perform his new song 'San Quentin' later in the show, which he wrote the day before.


I'd like to ask my wife, June Carter, come back Come here June
Johnny Cash calls his wife June Carter to join him on stage.


Hey, I wonder, I wonder if we can get Carl Perkins out to help us with this tine (He probably would, he would probably help us) June and I have been singing this song, out version of a John Sebastian song Darling companion
Johnny Cash suggests bringing musician Carl Perkins on stage to help with the performance. He also mentions that he and June Carter have been singing a version of the John Sebastian song 'Darling Companion'.


Darlin' companion, come on and give me understandin'. And let me be your champion, a hand to hold your pretty hand in. Darlin' companion, now you know you'll never be abandoned. Love will always light our landin', I can depend on you.
Johnny Cash sings about his love for his 'darlin' companion' and how he will always be there for her, providing understanding and support, and that their love will guide them.


Oh, a little saucy mare like you should have a steed. Oh, a little bridlin' down from you is what I need.
Johnny Cash playfully suggests that his 'saucy mare' companion needs a 'steed' (a horse) and he needs a little control in the relationship.


Darlin' companion, come on and give me understandin'. As long as we keep laughin', bear in mind just what could happen. Darlin' companion, I tell the mountains and the canyons, Long as I got legs to stand on, I'm gonna stick by you.
Johnny Cash reiterates the importance of understanding in their relationship, and that they should always remember the potential risks of life. He promises to stick by his 'darlin' companion', as long as he is able.


Darlin' companion, I tell the mountains and the canyons, Long as I got legs to stand on, I'm gonna stick by you.
In the chorus, Johnny Cash again promises to always be there for his 'darlin' companion', no matter where life takes them.


Thank you very much
Johnny Cash thanks the audience for their time and attention.




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: JOHN SEBASTIAN

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Darlin' companion, come on and give me understandin'
And let me be your champion, a hand to hold your pretty hand in
Darlin' companion, now you know you'll never be abandoned
Love will always light our landin', I can depend on you

Oh, a little saucy mare like you should have a steed
Oh, a little bridlin' down from you is what I need
Darling companion, now you know you'll never be abandoned
Love will always light our landin', I can depend on you

Darlin' companion, come on and give me understandin'
As long as we keep laughin', bear in mind just what could happen
Darlin' companion, I tell the mountains and the canyons
Long as I got legs to stand on, I'm gonna stick by you

Oh, a little saucy mare like you should have a steed
Oh, a little bridlin' down from you is what I need
Darlin' companion, I tell the mountains and the canyons
Long as I got legs to stand on, I'm gonna stick by you
Darlin' companion, I tell the mountains and the canyons
Long as I got legs to stand on, I'm gonna stick by you



All comments from YouTube:

Amanda G

Watching these 2 perform makes me smile so much and sometimes even makes me cry as it’s clear how much they loved each other. The world loves you Johnny & June. R.I.P together forever❤️

Alice Jester

Johnny and June 😅😅

Danielly Ribeiro

I love that they used to have so much fun singing together 😍

EGA

Приятно читать такие сообщения)))очень мило)

Sarif Kusen

I love 💘 when we can singing together

Carolyn Marsh

I love this song

Monika Fritz

O yes, that's the way it is.

Ryan Sanders

Basically

Kenneth Woodhouse

love her voice, they both were excellent together and you can't take nothing away from Johnny Cash.

Ester Reis

Jhonny Cash é maravilhoso

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