Do You Know the Lyrics to These Johnny Cash Songs?

By: Heather Cahill
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Do You Know the Lyrics to These Johnny Cash Songs?
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About This Quiz

Johnny Cash is known for his hit songs that he created in his own unique style. His songs covered subjects of all kinds, from love to advice and even prison. His songs made him one of the best-selling artists ever, and he even did many covers of songs as well. If you think you're ready, let's see if you can walk the line and ace this quiz!

Can you sing all the lyrics to songs like "The Man Comes Around," "Borderline" and "The Land of Israel"? Do you know all the words to "Get Rhythm" or "The Night Hank Williams Came To Town"? Too easy? Sing all the lyrics to "Smiling Bill McCall"! There are so many songs to remember from the legendary artist, only true fans will get this one!

Can you finish these lyrics: "Here where Moses and the Prophets, Spoke of one who would be _______"? What about these lyrics: "I tried to warn you from the start you must be careful __________"? Those may be easy for you, but they get much harder on this quiz!

So, if you think you're a true fan of the Man in Black, prepare to enter the "Ring of Fire." Take the quiz to see how well you know the lyrics of Johnny Cash!

Can you complete the lyrics? "I find myself alone when ___________"
go home
I should be with you
I leave you
each day is through
The correct lyrics are: "I find myself alone when each day is through." The lyrics are from the song "I Walk the Line," which became one of Johnny's biggest hits of his career.

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Can you complete the lyrics? "I hurried through because I knew _________"
it was time to leave
it was time
I'd be late
it was you
The correct lyrics are: "I hurried through because I knew it was you." The lyrics are from the song "Come In, Stranger," a single Johnny released in 1958.

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Can you complete the lyrics? "I went down, down, down / And the flames went ________"
hotter
higher
The correct lyrics are: "I went down, down, down / And the flames went higher." These lyrics are from the song "Ring of Fire," which was written by Johnny's wife, June Carter Cash.
with me
further

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Can you complete the lyrics? "All the girls just sat and dreamed / When Bill began _____________"
his speech
to dance
to speak
his song
The correct lyrics are: "All the girls just sat and dreamed / When Bill began his song." These lyrics are from the song "Smiling Bill McCall," which was about a performer who had it all until turned dark for him.

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Can you complete the lyrics? "I dreamed I held you ___________"
close
near to me
tight
in my arms
The correct lyrics are: "I dreamed I held you in my arms". These lyrics are from the song "You Are My Sunshine," which was not originally Johnny's song, but a cover on his album titled "Land of the Free, Home of the Brave."

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Can you complete the lyrics? "You'll wake up some cold day and find _________"
you've left home
nothing is wrong
everyone is home
you're alone
The correct lyrics are: "You'll wake up some cold day and find you're alone." These lyrics are from the song "Cry! Cry! Cry!" which was Johnny's first true hit after being signed to a record label.

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Can you complete the lyrics? "And he decides who to free and who to _________"
keep
push away
blame
The correct lyrics are: "And he decides who to free and who to blame." These lyrics are from the song "The Man Comes Around," which was one of Johnny's last songs released in 2002.
love

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Can you complete the lyrics? "If you want to save your soul from _________"
damnation
sorrow
hell
The correct lyrics are: "If you want to save your soul from hell." These lyrics are from the song "(Ghost) Riders In The Sky," another song covered by Johnny in 1979.
hurt

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Can you complete the lyrics? "A boy filled with wonderlust who really ____________"
wanted a second chance
loved the world
wanted hapiness
meant no harm
The correct lyrics are: "A boy filled with wonderlust who really meant no harm." These lyrics are from the song "Don't Take Your Guns to Town." Johnny Cash once performed a parody of this song on "Sesame Street" - "Don't Take Your Ones to Town."

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Can you complete the lyric? "Everyone I know / Goes away _________"
when they're finished
after all
in the end
The correct lyrics are: "Everyone I know / Goes away in the end." The lyrics are from the song "Hurt," which was a song originally made by Nine Inch Nails, which Johnny did a cover of in 2002.
forever

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Can you complete the lyrics? "Tell my boy that daddy's _________"
coming home soon
right here
not far away
so proud of him
The correct lyrics are: "Tell my boy that daddy's so proud of him." These lyrics are from the song "Give My Love to Rose," which was released in 1957.

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Can you complete the lyrics? "Bending low at people's feet / On the windy corner of the __________"
stone
gas station
dirty street
The correct lyrics are: "Bending low at people's feet / On the windy corner of the dirty street." These lyrics are from the song "Get Rhythm" that was released in 1969.
subway

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Can you complete the lyrics? "You say you're looking for _________"
love
someone
The correct lyrics are: "You say you're looking for someone." These lyrics are from the song "It Ain't Me Babe," which was a cover of Bob Dylan's original song.
a job
your heart

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Can you complete the lyrics? "Save your love through loneliness / Save your love through ________"
pain
life
time
sorrow
The correct lyrics are: "Save your love through loneliness / Save your love through sorrow." These lyrics are from the song "If I Were A Carpenter," which was covered by both Johnny and June in 1970.

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Can you complete the lyrics? "She raised a few eyebrows and then she went on down ________"
to the river
alone
The correct lyrics are: "She raised a few eyebrows and then she went on down alone." The lyrics are from the song "Big River" that was released in 1958 on the album "Sings the Songs That Made Him Famous."
to find her friend
where the pathway ends

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Can you complete the lyrics? "In that bright land to which I go / I'm going there to ____________"
see my father
The correct lyrics are: "In that bright land to which I go / I'm going there to see my father." The lyrics are from the song "Wayfaring Stranger," a classic song from the early 1900s which Johnny recorded in 2000.
meet a friend
relax and vacation
find myself

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Can you complete the lyrics? "You sang him love songs tenderly / Just the way you _________
should have been
are
sang to me
The correct lyrics are: "You sang him love songs tenderly / Just the way you sang to me." The lyrics are from the song "I Couldn't Keep From Crying," which is from Johnny's album titled "Now, There Was A Song."
used to

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Can you complete the lyrics? "I tried to warn you from the start you must be careful __________"
today
my friend
of my kind
The correct lyrics are: "I tried to warn you from the start you must be careful of my kind." The lyrics are from the song "Borderline," which is also called a "musical whodunit," released on his album titled "Rainbow."
all the time

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Can you complete the lyrics? "Well I knew that snake was my own sweet _____"
sorrow
misery
fault
dad
The correct lyrics are: "Well I knew that snake was my own sweet dad." These lyrics are from the song "A Boy Named Sue," which was on Johnny's album "At San Quentin."

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Can you complete the lyrics? "Daddy sang bass / Mama sang ________"
drums
tenor
The correct lyrics are: "Daddy sang bass / Mama sang tenor." The lyrics are from the song "Daddy Sang Bass," which was released on the album "The Holy Land" and it became an instant hit on the music charts.
treble
opera

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Can you complete the lyrics? "They're bound to cut him down if he doesn't _________"
move around
fill his hands
stand his ground
The correct lyrics are: "They're bound to cut him down if he doesn't stand his ground." The lyrics are from the song "The Sons of Katie Elder," which was also used in a movie of the same name, starring John Wayne.
leave the town

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Can you complete the lyrics? "It will help us every day / It will brighten up ____________"
the way
The correct lyrics are: "It will help us every day / It will brighten up the way." The song was called "Keep On the Sunny Side," which was originally recorded by the Carter Family. It was later recorded by Johnny for his album "The Junkie and the Juicehead Minus Me."
your life
our days
the maze

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Can you complete the lyrics? "But she loved the boy next door / Who worked at the ____________"
restaurant
candy store
The correct lyrics are: "But she loved the boy next door / Who worked at the candy store." These lyrics are from the song "Ballad of a Teenage Queen," which became another big hit for Johnny on the music charts.
truck stop
ocean's floor

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Can you complete the lyrics? "Now the burn of a bullet is only ________"
a scar
The correct lyrics are: "Now the burn of a bullet is only a scar." The lyrics are from the song "The Last Gunfighter Ballad," which was also the name of the album that it was released on in 1977.
so painful
there for a second
visible

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Can you complete the lyrics? "Lay me down in Dixie, where _____________"
they understand me
The correct lyrics are: "Lay me down in Dixie, where they understand me." The lyrics are from the song "Lay Me Down in Dixie," which was a duet with Johnny's daughter, Cindy Cash.
the green grass grows
I was born
my loved ones are

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Can you complete the lyrics? "That's when the crowd let out _________________"
a roar
screams and screeches
a yell
this deafening sound
The correct lyrics are: "That's when the crowd let out this deafening sound." They're from the song "The Night Hank Williams Came to Town," which told of another country legend, Hank Williams.

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Can you complete the lyrics? "Again I want to see and do the things we've ____________"
decided on
once considered
done and seen
The correct lyrics are: "Again I want to see and do the things we've done and seen." The lyrics are from the song "Forty Shades of Green," which was inspired by the country of Ireland.
come to love

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Can you complete the lyrics? "Then I'll call my dog and I'll take the truck and _______________"
leave it all behind
be on my way
I'll ride on into town
The correct lyrics are: "Then I'll call my dog and I'll take the truck and I'll ride on into town." The lyrics are from the song "Red Velvet," which was the last track on the album "Old Golden Throat."
make my way back to you

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Can you complete the lyrics? "Well now, we got married in a fever, hotter than a ___________"
pepper sprout
The correct lyrics are: "Well now, we got married in a fever, hotter than a pepper sprout." These lyrics are from the song "Jackson," which was a duet between Johnny and his wife June Carter Cash.
day in the desert
sauna
sunny day

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Can you complete the lyrics? "Then Sue came along, loved me strong, that's _______________"
what I thought
The correct lyrics are: "Then Sue came along, loved me strong, that's what I thought." The lyrics are from the song "Solitary Man," which was also the title of the album that the cover was on.
how it goes
the end
what lasts forever

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Can you complete the lyrics? "But I shot a man in Reno just to watch him ______"
cry
suffer
die
The correct lyrics are: "But I shot a man in Reno just to watch him die." These lyrics are from the song "Folsom Prison Blues," which was written based on a real prison in California.
fall

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Can you complete the lyrics? "Here where Moses and the Prophets / Spoke of one who would be _______"
born
loved
here
king
The correct lyrics are: "Here where Moses and the Prophets / Spoke of one who would be king." The lyrics are from the song "The Land of Israel," which Johnny recorded after a trip he took there.

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Can you complete the lyrics? "The life I love is makin' music ________"
forever
that becomes a hit
with my friends
The correct lyrics are: "The life I love is makin' music with my friends." The lyrics are from the song "On the Road Again," which was a cover along with the original artist, Willie Nelson.
for the masses

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Can you complete the lyrics? "As she pulled into the station you could hear ___________"
everything go silent
a pin drop
the crowd roar
all the people say
The correct lyrics are: "As she pulled into the station you could hear all the people say." These lyrics are from the song "The Wabash Cannonball" which was originally written in the early 1900s, but parts differed in Johnny's version.

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Can you complete the lyrics? "She blossoms in the spring but then ____________"
she turns it around
summer comes around
that's it for the year
she's gone in the fall
The correct lyrics are: "She blossoms in the spring but then she's gone in the fall." The lyrics are from the song "Two Timin' Woman," which was released on the album titled "The Original Sun Sound" in 1964.

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