Thursday February 27, 2020

A lyrical offering from the journals of the Man in Black

Poetry: Forever Words , By Johnny Cash, Canongate, €19.95

Nadine O’Regan

Arts Editor and Columnist

13th November, 2016
Johnny Cash in the 1960s, at the height of his fame

Johnny Cash lived many lifetimes in his 71 years on this earth. Born in Arkansas in the midst of the Great Depression, he began making records for the iconic Sun label in the 1950s, delivering hard-bitten country songs which told of coal miners, convicts and cowboys, the most famous of which included the still archly powerful Folsom Prison Blues, Ring of Fire and I Walk the Line.

In a career that spanned more than 1,500 songs,...

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