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Set list handwritten by Johnny Cash himself, one of the most important musicians of the 20th century. Piece appears to be a working set list, as 6 songs are crossed out and 10 are marked with an X. Songs are separated into two columns, songs he would play with the Tennessee 3 and songs he would play with the full band. The Tennessee 3 side contains one more song and many more early hits, including ''Folsom'', ''I Walk the Line'' and ''Ring of Fire''. The list was most likely written in 1994 or 1995 when the Tennessee 3 briefly came back together. Date can also be estimated by the handwriting and release dates of the songs listed, including Kris Krostofferson's ''Why Me'' (written as ''Why Me Lord''), which Cash featured on his album ''American Recordings'' in 1994. Popular songs from the list include Cash's first single, ''Hey Porter'', ''Cry Cry Cry'', ''Folsom Prison Blues'' (written as simply ''Folsom'') and the iconic ''Ring of Fire''. Comes with original Sotheby's auction card which reads: ''Property from the Estate of Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash''. List is written on white, wide-ruled school paper and has one vertical and one horizontal fold. All songs written in black ink except ''Hey Porter'' in blue. Measures 7.5'' x 10.5''. Very good condition.
Johnny Cash Handwritten Set List from Mid 1990s -- Includes ''Ring of Fire'', ''I Walk the Line'', ''Hey Porter'' and ''Casey Jones'' -- With Sotheby's Provenance
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