Jim Adams is the host for SLS. This week’s theme: Educate, Learn, School, Teach. The song should reference the prompt in the title or lyrics. If it doesn’t, please explain why you chose it.
If you feel moved to rekindle the flames of love, here’s a lesson worth learning: remember to do it with your lawful wedded spouse. But if you must break your vows, don’t tell your better half about your plans because he/she/it will laugh in your face.
At least that’s the message I get whenever I listen to Jackson. This informative marriage manual was written in 1963 and became a massive hit for Johnny Cash and June Carter in 1967. And here they are, giving it beans live in Las Vegas in 1979.
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,
Honey, 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,
Yeah, go to Jackson; go comb your hair!
Honey, I’m gonna snowball Jackson.
See if I care.
When I breeze into that city, people gonna scrape and bow.
All them women gonna make me, teach ’em what they don’t know how,
I’m goin’ to Jackson, you turn-a loosen my coat.
Honey, 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,
Yeah, go 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.
Songwriters: Lieber Jerry / Wheeler Billy Edd
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