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Tommy Cash performs "Five Feet High And Rising"Live Video.

Tommy Cash performs "Five Feet High And Rising"Live Video.

Appears on the album "Five Feet High and Rising"

Five Feet High and Rising is a compilation album of songs performed by country singer Johnny Cash, released in 1974 on Columbia Records.

The album is made of songs from the 1960s up to the album Junkie and the Juicehead Minus Me. It rose to # 33 on the Billboard Album chart.

The song of the same name was referenced by De La Soul with the title "Three Feet High and Rising" for their 1989 album debut.

Johnny Cash  Five Feet High And Rising Lyrics

My mama always taught me that good things come from adversity if we put our faith in the Lord.

We couldn't see much good in the flood waters when they 

were causing us to have to leave home, 

But when the water went down, we found that it had washed a load of rich black bottom dirt across our land. The following year we had the best cotton crop we'd ever had.

 

I remember hearing: 

 

How high's the water, mama?

Two feet high and risin'

How high's the water, papa? 

Two feet high and risin'

 

We can make it to the road in a homemade boat

That's the only thing we got left that'll float

It's already over all the wheat and the oats, 

Two feet high and risin'

 

How high's the water, mama? 

Three feet high and risin'

How high's the water, papa? 

Three feet high and risin'

 

Well, the hives are gone, 

I've lost my bees

The chickens are sleepin'

In the willow trees

Cow's in water up past her knees, 

Three feet high and risin'

 

How high's the water, mama? 

Four feet high and risin'

How high's the water, papa? 

Four feet high and risin'

 

Hey, come look through the window pane,

The bus is comin', gonna take us to the train

Looks like we'll be blessed with a little more rain, 

4 feet high and risin'

 

How high's the water, mama? 

Five feet high and risin'

How high's the water, papa? 

Five feet high and risin'

 

Well, the rails are washed out north of town

We gotta head for higher ground

We can't come back till the water comes down, 

Five feet high and risin'

 

Well, it's five feet high and risin'


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