By Johnny Cash
He is "The guy in Black." state tune legend. The "quintessential American troubadour." An icon of rugged individualism, who's been to hell and again, and tells the story as by no means ahead of. during this unforgettable autobiography, Johnny money talks directly in regards to the highs and lows, the struggles and hard-won triumphs, and the folk who've formed him.
In his personal phrases, funds units the checklist straight--and dispels a couple of myths--as he appears to be like unsparingly at his impressive existence: from his turbulent prior to the fun of the current to his plans down the line. right here, too, are the chums of an entire life, together with Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, Bob Dylan, and Dr. Billy Graham. As robust and remarkable as one in every of his vintage songs, money is stuffed with the candor, wit, and knowledge of a guy who has really "walked the line."
"Engaging.... Written with honesty and religious insight.... Cash's tales and power shine."
"Insightful, comfortable, and conversational.... The tales sing."
--New York occasions publication Review
"Gives a consider for what it'd be wish to spend it slow with him.... money is an efficient storyteller.... Fascinating.... wealthy anecdotes.... attention-grabbing observations.... Any money fan with discover a lot right here to enjoy."
"Cash has continually been cool."
--Country Music journal
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Weems had a cow out in his pasture, now the empty box working as much as the crest of the hill at the back of the home, and the Yankees sought after it; they have been requi-sitioning chickens, pigs, cows, and no matter what else they can locate. they did not ask with politeness, the tale is going— they have to were feeling their oats—and neither did they take kindly to the truth that Capt. Weems was once donning his complete Mexican battle uniform. He used to be a mili-tary-minded guy. He spoke sharply. "You're no longer taking my cow. i have infants who've to have that milk. " "Well, we are taking it anyway," acknowledged one Yankee. "Are you armed? " requested the opposite. "You'd as regards to need to seek me to discover that out, now would not you? " used to be the captain's answer. Dumb Yankees. "Well," acknowledged one, "if you've gotten a gun, we'll take it from you, 'cause we aren't going to allow you to humans maintain your weapons, both. " He began towards the porch. Capt. Weems did not hesitate: he simply pulled out his pistol and killed either these horse infantrymen correct there. They fell useless within the entrance backyard, approximately the place my diversity Rover is parked instantly. Their comrades by no means discovered what occurred to them. Capt. Weems and his relations chased away their horses, burned their equipment, and buried them in unmarked graves within the kin cemetery up the hill. they're nonetheless there this day, notwithstanding not anyone understands precisely the place. Capt. Weems is there too, his grave website it appears that evidently marked. The Yankees certain attempted to get to the reality, coming again via right here day by day, yet no one breathed a note, and after all that they had to renounce and leave. the total affair remained a relations mystery for a very long time; now it is a neighborhood legend. I first heard it whilst i began coming the following in 1972, from an eighty-year-old referred to as crimson Frasier, who was once a part of the neighborhood colour on the time. i used to be jogging from my pickup into the feed shop while he known as out to me. "Hey, boy! " i used to be 40 years previous, yet I knew he intended me. "Yes, sir," I stated. "You obtained any frogs in that pond up there? " "You suggest consuming frogs? " "Yeah, that is what I suggest. " "Well, certain. I obtained frogs up there I guess weigh kilos apiece. " I knew the minute I spoke that i would stretched it too a long way, notwithstanding he did not say something. He simply grinned, and that i walked into the shop. He acquired me at the long ago out. "Hey, boy! " "Yes, sir. " "You pretty much consume up with frogs, ain't you? " After that I acquired to understand him, and he advised me all types of stuff. again in Capt. Weems's day the kin acquired their water from the Bon Aqua spring. that is what I do nonetheless; it runs year-round, and that i pipe the water into the home. It feeds my ponds, too, the single with the frogs that was once already right here whilst I first got here and the opposite I had made and stocked with fish. i love to move take a seat by way of the aspect of the recent pond, occasionally fishing yet extra frequently simply having a pipe dream, and each yr I plant one other or 3 timber round it: pine, weeping willow, pin oak, willow oak, magnolias, cedar; good-looking bushes, beautiful bushes. i love to dig within the dust. i admire to paintings within the fields and the backyard.