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Johnny Cash & Kris Kristofferson's Amazing 'Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down' Performance (WATCH)

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In 1978, during The Johnny Cash Christmas Show, both Kris Kristofferson and Cash took to the stage to perform Kris' hit song, "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down".  

"Kris, I really want to thank you for flying in to do this show. I really appreciate it very much," Johnny said after bringing Kris onto the stage. Cash proceeded to introduce the song and said, "There's a song that Kris wrote ten years ago and I sing it, and I love it, and I've been singing it so long I've kind of claimed it all for my own, but I would really be honored if you'll sing it with me." Kris smiled and bashfully said, "Well, up to now that was my proudest moment of my life, but this might be the proudest."

"Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down" was written by Kristofferson and first recorded by Ray Stevens in 1969. Kris released his own version the year after on his self-titled debut album. Johnny Cash also covered it, and both his and Stevens' version charted. 

Check out this spectacular performance by these two country music legends!

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Well, I woke up Sunday morning
With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt.
And the beer I had for breakfast wasn't bad,
So I had one more for dessert.
Then I fumbled in my closet through my clothes
And found my cleanest dirty shirt.
Then I washed my face and combed my hair
And stumbled down the stairs to meet the day.

I'd smoked my mind the night before
With cigarettes and songs I'd been picking.
But I lit my first and watched a small kid
Playing with a can that he was kicking.
Then I walked across the street
And caught the Sunday smell of someone frying chicken.
And Lord, it took me back to something that I'd lost
Somewhere, somehow along the way.

On a Sunday morning sidewalk,
I'm wishing, Lord, that I was stoned.
'Cause there's something in a Sunday
That makes a body feel alone.
And there's nothing short a' dying
That's half as lonesome as the sound
Of the sleeping city sidewalk
And Sunday morning coming down. 

In the park I saw a daddy
With a laughing little girl that he was swinging.
And I stopped beside a Sunday school
And listened to the songs they were singing.
Then I headed down the street,
And somewhere far away a lonely bell was ringing,
And it echoed through the canyon
Like the disappearing dreams of yesterday. 

On a Sunday morning sidewalk,
I'm wishing, Lord, that I was stoned.
'Cause there's something in a Sunday
That makes a body feel alone.
And there's nothing short a' dying
That's half as lonesome as the sound
Of the sleeping city sidewalk
And Sunday morning coming down.

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