HEY PORTER

Latest update on 04/09/2020

Artist: Johnny Cash
Author: Johnny Cash
Label: Sun
Year: 1955

His first single. Cash wrote the lyrics as a poem while in the Air Force in Germany. First published in the army newspaper Stars & Stripes; no kidding. That's the Tennessee Two behind him, two fellow door-to-door salesmen. Johnny sold vacuum cleaners.

Covers:

1969:

Ed Bruce

1970:

Hank Williams Jr.

1971:

Ry Cooder [and again in '08 in his song Johnny Cash on I, Flathead; in '18 he played it in duet with Rosanne Cash on Luther Perkins's guitar]

1982:

Marty Stuart [twenty years before his rendition on the Kindred Spirit tribute]

1992:

Ray Stubbs

1998:

David Allan Coe

2003:

John Mellencamp

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