The special bond between father and daughter is evident in this rare live performance between Johnny Cash and his daughter Rosanne. So much of Cash's talent was passed down to his daughter, and it is captured during this touching duet.
Rosanne Cash is also a singer and songwriter, who has made a name for herself in the country music scene. Winning a number of different awards, and no doubt making her father very proud. Talent definitely runs in the Cash genes!
"Tennessee Flattop Box" was first written and recorded by Johnny in 1961. Later, Rosanne covered the song on her 1987 King's Record Shop album, and became the third of fourth consecutive #1 hits off the album.
The performance below is from a dinner at Johnny and June's house, hosted to celebrate June's latest book in 1989.
Watch as the talented father-daughter duo take the stage together!
In a little cabaret in a South Texas border town,
Sat a boy and his guitar, and the people came from all around.
And all the girls from there to Austin,
Were slippin' away from home and puttin' jewelery in hock.
To take the trip, to go and listen,
To the little dark-haired boy who played the Tennessee flat top box.
Well, he couldn't ride or wrangle, and he never cared to make a dime.
But give him his guitar, and he'd be happy all the time.
And all the girls from nine to ninety,
Were snapping fingers, tapping toes, and begging him: "Don't stop."
And hypnotized and fascinated,
By the little dark-haired boy who played the Tennessee flat top box.
Then one day he was gone, and no one ever saw him 'round,
He'd vanished like the breeze, they forgot him in the little town.
But all the girls still dreamed about him.
And hung around the cabaret until the doors were locked.
And then one day on the Hit Parade,
Was a little dark-haired boy who played the Tennessee flat top box.
Interested in becoming a partner?
Contact us for more info.