Five Feet High and Rising

Written by Johnny Cash Unreleased song

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions



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Song facts

From Wikipedia:

“Five Feet High and Rising” is a song written and originally recorded by Johnny Cash.

The song was recorded by Cash on March 12, 1959 for his third Columbia album and released as a single July, with “I Got Stripes” (another song from the same recording session) on the opposite side.

Content

The song is a first person account of the 1937 Mississippi flood that Cash, then aged four years and 11 months, endured with his family. They had to leave their home and flee.

Charts

References

Bootlegs


A/B Road Complete Get Back Sessions - Jan 21st, 1969 - 1 & 2

Unofficial album • Released in 2004

0:33 • Rehearsal • Jan.21 - D2-15 - Five Feet High And Rising 21.40

Session Recording:
Jan 21, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London


A/B Road Complete Get Back Sessions - Jan 31th, 1969 - 1 & 2

Unofficial album • Released in 2004

9:03 • Rehearsal • Medley with "Take This Hammer","Lost John","Bear Cat Mama","Black Dog","Right String, Wrong Yo-Yo","Run For Your Life"

Session Recording:
Jan 31, 1969
Studio :
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.

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