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 šŸ™‚

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

  1. Johnny Cash – A Big Man – Greatly missed

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  2. My song for the weekend…Living for the weekend by Hard-Fi

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    1. Of Course, sure thats the unofficial anthem of everyone’s weekend. Great Song šŸ™‚

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  3. Johnny Cash is one of a kind. Another favorite of mine is Waylon Jennings. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvlE14cM-zk

    Good pick!

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    1. I am not much of a country music fan, Cash just seems to be an exception.

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  4. Great post, Johnny Cash is the business.

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    1. he sure is šŸ™‚

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  5. 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.

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    1. I’m yet to meet someone who doesn’t like at least one of his songs

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      1. haha, yeah I’ve met a few who don’t like his songs, I’m I look at them like they’re crazy lol

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

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    1. Look forward to having you back šŸ™‚

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  7. Thanks for ‘liking’ my post šŸ™‚ Iconic Cash and a great song for this weekend!

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  8. Cocaine and trains…I sense a theme…

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    1. I can’t say that I’m the greatest fan of Thew Grateful Dead but I do see where you are coming from šŸ™‚

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  9. 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.

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    1. 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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  10. I think this is just right for my weekend thank you. I love Johnny Cash.

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    1. I thought we could all do with some Cash this weekend šŸ™‚

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      1. Yes this is true Keelan.

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  11. The tune is so cheerful and he sings it with such irony. A moral tale!

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    1. Yeah its funny how we, or me anyway, forget how serious the lyrics actually are. The music just takes over šŸ™‚

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