Waylon Jennings And Johnny Cash performs “I Wish I Was Crazy Again” From Waylon’s TV show .

It reached # 22 on the U.S Hot Country Songs charts, and remained on the charts for a total of 12 weeks. The song was included on Johnny Cash's 57th studio album, I Would Like to See You Again (Columbia 1978)

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I Wish I Was Crazy Again

Lp cover Johnny Cash ( Columbia 1978 )
Lp cover Johnny Cash ( Columbia 1978 )

“I Wish I Was Crazy Again”, song written by Bob McDill, was recorded by Johnny Cash And Waylon Jennings for the Columbia label, there was a first recording on April 21, 1976, without Waylon, in House Of Cash, Hendersonville, TN In the same session, “City Jail” and “Far side banks of Jordan” were also recorded. Johnny was accompanied at the recording session by: Jerry Hensley (guitar), Jack Routh (guitar), Bob Wooton (guitar), Marshall Grant (bass), WS Holland (drums), Larry McCoy (piano). The final recording was in the same place, on July 6, 1976, in the same session four other songs were recorded. This session Johnny was accompanied by: Waylon Jennings (duet and vocal), Jerry Hensley (guitar), Jack Routh (guitar), Bob Wooton (Electric guitar), Marshall Grant (electric bass), WS Holland (drums), Farrell Morris (percussion), Larry McCoy (piano), Shelly Kurland (Strings and horns). With the production of Charlie Bragg and Johnny Cash, the song was released in April 1978, on January 5, 1980, it reached # 22 on the U.S Hot Country Songs charts, and remained on the charts for a total of 12 weeks.

The song was included on Johnny Cash’s 57th studio album, I Would Like to See You Again (Columbia 1978), the album was released on May 1, 1978, on June 10, 1978, peaking at # 23 on charts for U, S Top Country Albums, and stayed on the charts for a total of 14 weeks.



About Johnny and Waylon:

“There Ain’t No Good Chain Gang” & “I Wish I Was Crazy Again”, single; it was one of Cash’s first collaborations with Jennings, and the two recorded songs together throughout the 1980s, including a separate album entitled Heroes. Cash and Jennings would also work together as The Highwaymen with Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson.





Waylon Jennings And Johnny Cash – I Wish I Was Crazy Again Lyrics

I met an old friend this morning
And I stopped him and called him by name
I said, “The years haven’t changed you
But he said, “Good Lord, how you’ve changed!”

So we stood there and talked on the corner
And remembered the good times we had
Then he asked if we’re happy together
And I only smiled and I said

“Yes, she keeps me off the streets
And she keeps me out of trouble
Sometimes at night, Lord, when I hear the wind
I wish I was crazy again, yes, I wish I was crazy again”

Then we stopped in at a tavern
We had us a round or two
We called ourselves old desperado’s, old desperado’s
As old friends are likely to do

We sat for a while and remembered
Then he said, “Let’s have just one more”
I said, “I’d sure like to join you
But best be goin’ on home”

“Yes, she keeps me off the streets
She keeps me off the streets”

Single Johnny Cash & Waylon Jennings ( Columbia 1978 )
Single Johnny Cash & Waylon Jennings ( Columbia 1978 )

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