Jackson
Johnny Cash with June Carter Cash Lyrics


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We got married in a fever, hotter than a pepper sprout,
We've been talkin' 'bout Jackson, ever since the fire went out.
I'm goin' to Jackson, I'm gonna mess around,
Yeah, I'm goin' to Jackson,
Look out Jackson town.

Well, go on down to Jackson; go ahead and wreck your health.
Go play your hand you big-talkin' man, make a big fool of yourself,
Yeah, go to Jackson; go comb your hair!
Honey, I'm gonna snowball Jackson.
See if I care.

When I breeze into that city, people gonna stoop and bow. (Hah!)
All them women gonna make me, teach 'em what they don't know how,
I'm goin' to Jackson, you turn-a loose-a my coat.
'Cause I'm goin' to Jackson.
"Goodbye," that's all she wrote.

But they'll laugh at you in Jackson, and I'll be dancin' on a Pony Keg.
They'll lead you 'round town like a scalded hound,
With your tail tucked between your legs,
Yeah, go to Jackson, you big-talkin' man.
And I'll be waitin' in Jackson, behind my Jaypan Fan,

Well now, we got married in a fever, hotter than a pepper Sprout,
We've been talkin' 'bout Jackson, ever since the fire went.
I'm goin' to Jackson, and that's a fact.
Yeah, we're goin' to Jackson, ain't never comin' back.





Well, we got married in a fever, hotter than a pepper sprout'
And we've been talkin' 'bout Jackson, ever since the fire went...

Overall Meaning

The song "Jackson" tells the story of a married couple who are talking about their plans to take a trip to Jackson. The singer, a woman, seems excited about the idea of going to Jackson and plans to "mess around," while her husband seems hesitant and warns her that she will be laughed at. However, the woman is determined to go and even claims that she will teach the women of Jackson a thing or two.


The song is a playful back-and-forth between the two characters, with the woman teasing her husband and he warning her of the consequences of her actions. The lyrics are full of humor and wit, with the couple's banter providing a lighthearted and fun feel to the song.


Overall, "Jackson" is a classic country song that showcases the charm and humor of Johnny Cash and June Carter's duets. It is a fun song that tells a playful story of a couple's trip to Jackson and highlights the chemistry between the two singers.


Line by Line Meaning

We got married in a fever, hotter than a pepper sprout,
We got married quickly, in a rush of passion and excitement.


We've been talkin' 'bout Jackson, ever since the fire went out.
Since our relationship has lost some of its spark, we've been discussing the idea of going to Jackson.


I'm goin' to Jackson, I'm gonna mess around,
I'm planning on going to Jackson and having some fun, possibly with someone other than my spouse.


Yeah, I'm goin' to Jackson, Look out Jackson town.
I'm headed to Jackson and ready to cause some trouble.


Well, go on down to Jackson; go ahead and wreck your health.
If you want to, go to Jackson and ruin your well-being.


Go play your hand you big-talkin' man, make a big fool of yourself,
Go ahead and boast, but you might end up embarrassing yourself.


Yeah, go to Jackson; go comb your hair!
Sure, go to Jackson and try to impress people with your appearance.


Honey, I'm gonna snowball Jackson. See if I care.
I'm planning on stirring things up in Jackson, and I don't care what anyone thinks.


When I breeze into that city, people gonna stoop and bow. (Hah!)
When I arrive in Jackson, people are going to show me a lot of respect.


All them women gonna make me, teach 'em what they don't know how,
I'm going to be popular with the ladies in Jackson and teach them a thing or two.


I'm goin' to Jackson, you turn-a loose-a my coat.
I'm headed to Jackson, so let go of my coat and don't try to stop me.


'Cause I'm goin' to Jackson. 'Goodbye,' that's all she wrote.
I'm definitely going to Jackson, and there's no turning back.


But they'll laugh at you in Jackson, and I'll be dancin' on a Pony Keg.
People in Jackson will mock you, while I'll be having a good time.


They'll lead you 'round town like a scalded hound,
They'll make fun of you and you'll feel embarrassingly out of place.


With your tail tucked between your legs, Yeah, go to Jackson, you big-talkin' man.
You'll be humiliated, so go to Jackson and show off all you want.


And I'll be waitin' in Jackson, behind my Jaypan Fan,
While you suffer in Jackson, I'll be waiting there, watching from the sidelines.


Well now, we got married in a fever, hotter than a pepper sprout',
As a reminder, we got married quickly and passionately.


And we've been talkin' 'bout Jackson, ever since the fire went...
Since our love has died down, we've been discussing the idea of going to Jackson.


I'm goin' to Jackson, and that's a fact.
I'm definitely going to Jackson, no matter what anyone says.


Yeah, we're goin' to Jackson, ain't never comin' back.
We're both headed to Jackson, and we have no plans of returning.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: JERRY LEIBER, BILLY EDD WHEELER

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@sun-risen8686

@@lifeisall488So drug addicts don’t deserve to find happiness? He completely turned his life around! He became an ordained minister! He spoke at over 30 Billy Graham crusades!

During the time he became a “drug addict” it’s wasn’t that he sought out street drugs…he was prescribed the medication that was prescribed by the billions to housewives businessmen entertainers etc etc! It was normalized & thought to be safe bc it came from a Physician!

June being a “home wrecker” JC marriage was basically over in every way except on paper! He was on the road doing shows everynight doing 100’s of shows building his career! His wife wanted him home she didn’t like the show business!

JCC didn’t go after him! JC ended up falling in love with JCC he was in love with both. Being human his marriage on the rocks never home & when he was it was arguments…it only pushed him further to JCC!
Someone who (JCC) knew the road business, show business! They were both human & gravitated toward someone that made them feel good & understood the life of an entertainer

His wife remarried ONE week after the divorce was finalized!
So I think she also found someone that made her feel good bc she’s only human as well!

People end up in relationships with a person that really have nothing at all in common & want different things out of life! Especially back in those days! The only difference is, most stayed in unhappy marriages back then & lived miserably without ever knowing true happiness, true compatibility with their partner NEVER experiencing their true soulmate! (If it is such a thing) at least it came close to it!

It’s easy to sit up on ur high horse look down judging others!

Everyone makes mistakes in life & it’s sad that some will sum up a persons life for a mistake to be their legacy!
It’s a good thing NOT all have the same judgmental outlook



All comments from YouTube:

@Dargyful

They died four months apart. Great loves can’t live without each other

@gregnormal55.

Helle!! How are you doing today, please pardon me for intruding into your privacy but I just wanted to know if you’re a fan ? Have a great day… Stay Safe!!

@chmmm2565

I had no idea they passed 4 months apart. R.I.P. June and Johnny.

@robtru84

They're remarried in heaven for 20 years now

@starrbutt100

And Hurt came out in between if I remember correctly. That video brings tears. Even trent reznor was like "that's his song now"

@Jean-tj2uz

So true 😢❤

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@danielbr6662

They are singing as if they were in their living room. These kind of artists were natural, they had it, they lived for it. Awesome

@tonyhouston2730

They were definitely a legacy for sure

@marjsheahan7655

Absolutely fantastic 😊
Can't get enough of them

@markgnarz5399

Have you seen Billy Strings playing in a basement living room years before he won a Grammy for his "Dust in a Baggie"?

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