Rosanne Cash performs “Tennessee Flat Top Box” On Austin City Limits ’88.

The song would reach number one on the country charts on February 13, 1988. Johnny proclaimed that Rosanne’s success with “Tennessee Flat Top Box” was one of the greatest achievements of her life.

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Tennessee Flat Top Box:

Single Rosanne Cash ( Columbia 1987 )
Single Rosanne Cash ( Columbia 1987 )

The version of Rosanne, was launched in November 1987. For the Columbia label, with the Rodney Crowell production. It was included on the album on their sixth studio album, King’s Record Shop (Columbia 1987). The song would reach number one on the country charts on February 13, 1988. Johnny proclaimed that Rosanne’s success with “Tennessee Flat Top Box” was one of the greatest achievements of her life.

Story Of The Song

Johnny Cash performs “Tennessee Flat Top Box”On Hee Haw 1989.




Lp cover Johnny Cash ( Columbia 1963 )
Lp cover Johnny Cash (Columbia 1963)

Versions:

Johnny Cash 1961 (Columbia)
Cowboy Copas 1963 (Starday Records)
Hillbilly Five 1965 (Interdisc)
Hank Williams Jr 1970 (MGM)
Cliff Ledger 1970 (Outlet Records)
Barrelhouse 1977 (Munich Records)
Eugene Chadbourne 1987 (Fundamental Records)
Rossane Cash 1987 (Columbia)
Kerry Wallace 2013 (Colt Records)
..and some more …..





Johnny Cash – Tennessee Flat Top Box lyrics

[Verse]
In a little cabaret in a South Texas border town
Sat a boy and his guitar
And the people came from miles around
And all the girls from there to Austin
Were slipping away from home and putting jewelery in hock
To take the trip, to go and listen
To the little dark-haired boy
That played the Tennessee flat top box
And he would play

Well, he couldn’t ride or wrangle
And he never cared to make a dime
But give him his guitar, and he’d be happy all the time
And all the girls from nine to ninety
Were snapping fingers, tapping toes
And begging him don’t stop
And hypnotized and fascinated
By the little dark-haired boy
That played the Tennessee flat top box
And he would play

Then one day he was gone, and no one ever saw him around
He’d vanished like the breeze, they forgot him in the little town
But all the girls still dreamed about him
And hung around the cabaret until the doors were locked
And then one day on the Hit Parade
Was a little dark-haired boy
That played the Tennessee flat top box

Single Johnny Cash ( Columbia 1961 )
Single Johnny Cash ( Columbia 1961 )

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