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We Got Paid By Cash

Song Author Harold Reid og Don Reid Performer: the Statler Brothers Submitted by: Anonymous

[C]It started March of sixty-four [F]many years a[C]go  
We were hired by Johnny Cash to open up his [G7]show   
Four [C]boys a worn-out Cadillac with a [F]road-map on the [C]dash
For the next eight and one-half years [G7]we got paid by [C]Cash

He took us down to Nashville to [F]Columbia Stud[C]ios  
Not knowing where we came from they told us where to [G7]go   
But [C]Johnny said I like them don't [F]you give them no [C]trash
You see we were Johnny's little boys and [G7]we got paid by [C]Cash

[F]We were there when [G7]June became [C]Johnny's loving [Am]bride
And we [F]sang to him that [C]morning our [D7]buddy Luther [G7]died   
And [F]we were there when the [G7]son was born that [C]filled them both with [Am]pride
And [F]we were there when [C]John remembered [G7]God was on his [C]side

We watched on the concert stage we [F]watched him write his [C]songs
And saw the things we had to do and the things that could go [G7]wrong
And if we [C]had to start again we'd [F]do it in a [C]flash
Cause we learned more than we earned when [G7]we got paid by [C]Cash

And then the time when our career de[F]manded that we [C]go  
And through some tears we all shook hands that last and final [G7]show   
[C]All those years we never had a [F]contract or a [C]plan
Whatever we may be today we [G7]owe it all to [C]Cash

[F]We were there when [G7]June became [C]Johnny's loving [Am]bride
And we [F]sang to him that [C]morning our [D7]buddy Luther [G7]died   
And [F]we were there when the [G7]son was born that [C]filled them both with [Am]pride
And [F]we were there when [C]John remembered [G7]God was on his [C]side

Now John will tell you there were years [F]when times were good and [C]bad  
But we can tell you they were some of the best we ever [G7]had   
[C]Carl Perkins and The Carter's and [F]The Tennessee [C]Three
We were one big happy family and would have [G7]done it all for [C]free


It started March of sixty-four many years ago
We were hired by Johnny Cash to open up his show
Four boys a worn-out Cadillac with a road-map on the dash
For the next eight and one-half years we got paid by Cash

He took us down to Nashville to Columbia Studios
Not knowing where we came from they told us where to go
But Johnny said I like them don't you give them no trash
You see we were Johnny's little boys and we got paid by Cash

We were there when June became Johnny's loving bride
And we sang to him that morning our buddy Luther died
And we were there when the son was born that filled them both with pride
And we were there when John remembered God was on his side

We watched on the concert stage we watched him write his songs
And saw the things we had to do and the things that could go wrong
And if we had to start again we'd do it in a flash
Cause we learned more than we earned when we got paid by Cash

And then the time when our career demanded that we go
And through some tears we all shook hands that last and final show
All those years we never had a contract or a plan
Whatever we may be today we owe it all to Cash

We were there when June became Johnny's loving bride
And we sang to him that morning our buddy Luther died
And we were there when the son was born that filled them both with pride
And we were there when John remembered God was on his side

Now John will tell you there were years when times were good and bad
But we can tell you they were some of the best we ever had
Carl Perkins and The Carter's and The Tennessee Three
We were one big happy family and would have done it all for free

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