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Johnny Cash

I Walk The Line

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“I Walk the Line” is a song written by Johnny Cash and recorded in 1956. It was performed with the help of Marshall Grant and Luther Perkins, two mechanics that his brother introduced him to following his discharge from the Air Force. Cash and his wife, Vivian, were living in Memphis, Tennessee, at the time. Cash became the front man for the group and precipitated the introduction of the group to Sam Phillips of Sun Records. In 1955 they began recording under the Sun label. After three attempts with moderate chart ratings, “I Walk the Line” became the first number one Billboard hit for the group. The single remained on the record charts for over 43 weeks, and sold over 2 million copies. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Because you're mine, I walk the line ... I keep a close watch on this heart of mine ... I keep the ends out for the tie that binds

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This song is listed #30 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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More songs by Johnny Cash (See Charts): Danny Boy, Ragged Old Flag, The Ways Of A Woman In Love, One Piece At A Time, One, Don'T Take Your Guns To Town, Wanted Man, In The Jailhouse Now, Why Me Lord, and Kate.

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