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Roll Call

Johnny Cash
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[1967]
Lyrics & Music by Johnny Cash
Album: The Man In Black III (1963-1969)

Roll Call

This song was released in 1967 by Johnny Cash. It's not very well-known and was on the opposite side of the song "Rosanna" (45 rpm record). It is believed that he recorded this for a friend named B.J. Carnahan, that Johnny met at an airbase in Landsberg, Germany..
To Annabel in Memphis it was just another day.
But her sweetheart and his buddies died ten thousand miles away.


A captain sadly walked the muddy bloody battlefield.
The smoke had cleared away and it was terrible and still.
In his pocket was a roster of the fallen fighting men.
And, the captain had his orders so the roll call began:

Atkins
Baker
Carter
Calahan
Clement
Jones
Johnson
Moran
McCoy
Perkins
Rivers and Revere
Stepherd
Thomas
Wilson
What can of you here?

The roll call was completed.
But no sign of life was there.
Not one man had answered.
Not one accounted for.
He turned around and he walked away -and looked up to the sky.
When he heard his own voice echo.. and the answer from on high.

Atkins (Here!)
Baker (Here!)
Carter (Here!)
Calahan (Here!)
Clement (Here!)
Jones (Here!)
Johnson (Here!)
Moran (Here!)
McCoy (Here!)
Perkins (Here!)
Rivers (Here!)
and Revere (Here!)
Stepherd (Here!)
Thomas (Here!)
Wilson (Yes sir, we're all here!)

We are present, sir, and all accounted for!

Contributed by giorgio - 2010/6/21 - 08:21


I crediti del brano sono a tal B.J. Carnahan, probabilmente autore del solo testo.
Il primo album dove questo singolo compare รจ "More Of 'Old Golden Throat'" del 1969

More Of 'Old Golden Throat'

B.B. - 2017/11/27 - 14:52



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