Do You Know the Lyrics to These Johnny Cash Songs?

By: Heather Cahill
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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 ___________"

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.

Can you complete the lyrics? "I hurried through because I knew _________"

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.

Can you complete the lyrics? "I went down, down, down / And the flames went ________"

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.

Can you complete the lyrics? "All the girls just sat and dreamed / When Bill began _____________"

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.

Can you complete the lyrics? "I dreamed I held you ___________"

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."

Can you complete the lyrics? "You'll wake up some cold day and find _________"

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.

Can you complete the lyrics? "And he decides who to free and who to _________"

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.

Can you complete the lyrics? "If you want to save your soul from _________"

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.

Can you complete the lyrics? "A boy filled with wonderlust who really ____________"

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."

Can you complete the lyric? "Everyone I know / Goes away _________"

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.

Can you complete the lyrics? "Tell my boy that daddy's _________"

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.

Can you complete the lyrics? "Bending low at people's feet / On the windy corner of the __________"

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.

Can you complete the lyrics? "You say you're looking for _________"

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.

Can you complete the lyrics? "Save your love through loneliness / Save your love through ________"

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.

Can you complete the lyrics? "She raised a few eyebrows and then she went on down ________"

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."

Can you complete the lyrics? "In that bright land to which I go / I'm going there to ____________"

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.

Can you complete the lyrics? "You sang him love songs tenderly / Just the way you _________

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."

Can you complete the lyrics? "I tried to warn you from the start you must be careful __________"

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."

Can you complete the lyrics? "Well I knew that snake was my own sweet _____"

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."

Can you complete the lyrics? "Daddy sang bass / Mama sang ________"

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.

Can you complete the lyrics? "They're bound to cut him down if he doesn't _________"

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.

Can you complete the lyrics? "It will help us every day / It will brighten up ____________"

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."

Can you complete the lyrics? "But she loved the boy next door / Who worked at the ____________"

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.

Can you complete the lyrics? "Now the burn of a bullet is only ________"

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.

Can you complete the lyrics? "Lay me down in Dixie, where _____________"

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.

Can you complete the lyrics? "That's when the crowd let out _________________"

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.

Can you complete the lyrics? "Again I want to see and do the things we've ____________"

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.

Can you complete the lyrics? "Then I'll call my dog and I'll take the truck and _______________"

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."

Can you complete the lyrics? "Well now, we got married in a fever, hotter than a ___________"

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.

Can you complete the lyrics? "Then Sue came along, loved me strong, that's _______________"

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.

Can you complete the lyrics? "But I shot a man in Reno just to watch him ______"

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.

Can you complete the lyrics? "Here where Moses and the Prophets / Spoke of one who would be _______"

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.

Can you complete the lyrics? "The life I love is makin' music ________"

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.

Can you complete the lyrics? "As she pulled into the station you could hear ___________"

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.

Can you complete the lyrics? "She blossoms in the spring but then ____________"

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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