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Jackson Lyrics

Artist: Johnny Cash
Album: At Folsom Prison

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.
'Cos 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...

(To Fade.)
Comments/Interpretations
by Kathy on 6/5/2008 4:11pm
Check out the version by the band "Hem" on thier album "Eveningland.
by Correction Dude on 6/30/2008 12:28pm
Well now, we got married in a fever, hotter than a pepper Sprout,
We've been talkin' 'bout Jackson, ever since the fire went.
We're goin' to Jackson, and that's a fact.
Yeah, we're goin' to Jackson, ain't never comin' back.
by Johnny Cash on 7/1/2008 6:27pm
I'm Not Dead
by Johnny Cash on 7/18/2008 4:41pm
But I'm smellin' a bit gamey.
by Suee on 8/10/2008 6:39pm
is't it

" were going to jackson,

" not "yeah were going to jackson?"

and why don't uput the rest of the lyrics down?
by Cory on 10/4/2008 3:32pm
I LOVE THIS SONG! Makes me and my wife seem a lot younger :)
by todd on 11/12/2008 1:42pm
Which Jackson are they singing about?
by hehe on 12/4/2008 7:53pm
i love this song so much
by Saul Davidman on 12/16/2008 2:04pm
Todd, I'm thinkin' Jackson Mississippi, but what do I know?
by Caroline on 12/29/2008 3:42pm
I love this song
by MarenofromNorway on 1/10/2009 6:16am
There’s at little city in Tennessee, between Memhpis and Nashville, called Jackson..?
by potter on 1/24/2009 6:50am
jackson,as referred to inthe song is mississippi, not the small town in tennessee sadly, because its 6 hours from my house and today i'm going to memphis, i'm memphis bound,

anyway the reason it is this jackson because in the time it was sung jackson was a big bristling busy city loaded with beautiful women, and much better then the small town life they were used to, as goes the song

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by cathy on 3/12/2009 11:30am
i love all of your songs but my favorite is jackson and walk the line you &june is my favorite people and i love ya'll
by JSE on 3/23/2009 3:14pm
No one probably looks at this thing anymore, but the song is set in Jackson, CA believe it or not.
by bay bz 650 on 3/24/2009 10:23am
i hecka like thz song hella much
by Alex on 6/21/2009 4:17pm
Im gonna go buy the movie
by mightyyui on 9/17/2009 6:44am
No offense but I don't think Jackson is intended as a place so much as it is intended to evoke... Ummm well, listen to the way they pronounce it in the song. Its the story of a couple that got married in haste, and now they don't like each other and they probably aren't happy sexually. So they are going to JACKson. N'est pas?
by Sarah on 11/9/2009 3:04pm
Love this song
by Leah on 12/23/2009 5:30pm
Its "Turn loose my COLT" as in young horse. (make sense, you would "turn out" a horse that was not going to be in work.

And totally disagree on the sexual "JACKson" idea! Jackson was a lawless gold rush city. A place to go to cut loose.
by Leah on 12/23/2009 5:33pm
Oh, and its "Scolded" hound, you know, one that has been repremanded. Not burnt!
by Oliver on 12/18/2010 2:14am
You all have to check out Lee Hazelwood's version, duetting with Nancy Sinatra...!!!
by JCC on 8/21/2011 8:24pm
Jackson Tenn! Is there anywhere elese??
by jdl on 9/14/2011 8:37am
I always thought it was Jackson, Wyoming. But they used it in the movie "The Help," which is set in Jackson, Mississippi. Does anybody really know?
by Lilja on 12/29/2011 2:47pm
I love this songs from Jhonny Cash
by by Pat on 4/29/12 on 4/29/2012 9:11pm
Love that song -and love to sing it!!!
by Allie on 9/7/2012 4:08pm
This is a great song!! I've enjoyed singing this with my husband.
by Trixie on 10/13/2012 11:12pm
Being from Michigan, we thought they were talking about Jackson, Michigan where the prison is located.
by James on 12/23/2012 4:07am
Right...prison is where all the women and fun are. Lol
by lacy collins on 2/15/2013 10:47pm
good song


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