A song for the Weekend: Cocaine Blues

A song for the Weekend: Cocaine Blues

I have decided to be economical this weekend, or lazy, it depends on your point of view really. But anyway I have decided to merge my song for the weekend post with my song challenge post. So its day 08, which means its time to share a song that I know all the words to. I was going to post this yesterday with Bob Dylan’s The Hurricane but I could not find a good version on youtube. So today I have decided to make my song for the weekend, one that I know all the words. Which brings me in to Johnny Cash.

Cocaine Blues is a great tune originally released as ‘Little Sadie’ and made famous by Johnny Cash. The song has been tweaked many timed and released by many artists including Bob Dylan, but none of these versions comes close to Johnny Cash’s iconic Folsom Prison live concert version. Which coincidentally enough is embedded below. So nothing else to do but click the play button, wait for the video to stream depending on your broadband speed, and enjoy πŸ™‚

24 responses to “A song for the Weekend: Cocaine Blues”

  1. Ah, Johnny Cash! I’m so in love with his music! It’s the most ridiculous stories in his songs, but they captivate you from deep within. I grew up listening to this man, on replay for all my life. Who DOESN’T like Cash? Haha.


  2. Nice! Thank you for liking my post. πŸ™‚ You have a good lokking blog! Well done! Keep up the good work and I can’t wait to read more of your blogpost πŸ™‚


  3. You have good taste! Cash is definitely one of my all-time favorites.

    I have always said that you can sing morbid/sad/whatever lyrics with a happy beat and people tend to think the song is happy in general.


    • Thank you.
      Yeah I think its the tune that takes over us and its only after when the lyrics sink in and you realise that its a song about someone shooting their wife.


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