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Johnny Cash & June Carter's Chemistry Fills The Stage During 'Jackson' Performance

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Just a year before one of country's most iconic couples, Johnny Cash and June Carter were married, the two released a song that would quickly became a huge hit. 

On January 11, 1967, Johnny and June recorded their very own version of the 1963 song, "Jackson."

"Jackson" was originally written and recorded by Billy Edd Wheeler and Jerry Leiber. By 1967, two more versions of the song surfaced, one by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood, and the other by the Johnny and June duo. 

The cover became a huge hit for the couple, as fans could relate to the song's honest lyrics. "Jackson" peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Country Singles chart and won Johnny and June a Grammy Award in 1968 for Best Country & Western Performance Duet, Trio or Group. Even years later the song remained a hit, and in 2011, was featured in the mega-hit movie, The Help.

In the video below, Johnny and June perform live for the audience on the Ralph Emery Show in 1967. Although the two were not officially a couple, the chemistry between them was undeniable! The relationship came with complications but the two couldn't stay apart... and we can see why. There's nothing quite like the love story between Johnny and June! 

It's like the performance was a glimpse of what's to come.

Although the song has been sung by others through the years, no one sings it like this duo! 

Check out the stunning performance below.

LYRICS BELOW

We got married in a fever, hotter than a pepper sprout,
We've been talkin' 'bout Jackson, ever since the fire went out.
I'm goin' to Jackson, I'm gonna mess around,
Yeah, I'm goin' to Jackson,
Look out Jackson town.

Well, go on down to Jackson; go ahead and wreck your health.
Go play your hand you big-talkin' man, make a big fool of yourself,
You're goin' to Jackson; go comb your hair!
Honey, I'm gonna snowball Jackson.
See if I care.

When I breeze into that city, people gonna stoop and bow. (Hah!)
All them women gonna make me, teach 'em what they don't know how,
I'm goin' to Jackson, you turn-a loose-a my coat.
'Cos I'm goin' to Jackson.
"Goodbye," that's all she wrote.

But they'll laugh at you in Jackson, and I'll be dancin' on a Pony Keg.
They'll lead you 'round town like a scalded hound,
With your tail tucked between your legs,
You're goin' to Jackson, you big-talkin' man.
And I'll be waitin' in Jackson, behind my Jaypan Fan,

Well now, we got married in a fever, hotter than a pepper Sprout,
We've been talkin' 'bout Jackson, ever since the fire went out.
I'm goin' to Jackson, and that's a fact.
Yeah, we're goin' to Jackson, ain't never comin' back.

Well, we got married in a fever, hotter than a pepper sprout'
And we've been talkin' 'bout Jackson, ever since the fire went...

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