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"Hey, Porter"
Single by Johnny Cash
B-side "Cry, Cry, Cry"
Released July 1955
Format 7" single
Recorded September 1954
Genre Country
Length 2:14
Label Sun Records
Writer(s) Johnny Cash
Producer Sam Phillips
Johnny Cash singles chronology
Hey, Porter"
(1955)
"Folsom Prison Blues"
(1955)

Hey, Porter is a song by Johnny Cash. It was recorded in September 1954 and released as a single in July the following year.

Origins

Cash wrote the song while on his way home from a four year stint in the United States Air Force. He was stationed in Landsberg, Germany, and as such felt elated to be returning to his native South. The song is available on many CD cases, as such: The Complete Sun Singles, The Essential Johnny Cash, Ring Of Fire: The Legend Of Johnny Cash Volume Two, The Legend and any other that is included as a greatest hits complication.

The song "Hey Porter" was covered by Ry Cooder in 1971 on his second album "Into The Purple Valley".


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