Mean Eyed Cat (Bonus Track)

Hey there music lovers! Today, I want to introduce you to a classic gem that will transport you back to the golden era of rockabilly. The song I’m talking about is “Mean Eyed Cat” by the legendary Johnny Cash.

Released as a bonus track on his album “The Fabulous Johnny Cash” in 1958, “Mean Eyed Cat” is a rollicking tune that showcases Cash’s signature deep, resonant voice and his ability to tell a story through song.

The composition history of “Mean Eyed Cat” is quite interesting. It was actually written by Cash himself, drawing inspiration from a sign he saw in a bar in San Antonio, Texas. The sign read, “We serve mean whiskey to mean women and mean whiskey to mean men. But we don’t serve mean whiskey to no one-eyed men.” Cash was intrigued by the phrase and decided to turn it into a song.

But what does the song mean? Well, “Mean Eyed Cat” is a metaphor for a person who is tough, unyielding, and always ready for a fight. It’s a cautionary tale about crossing paths with someone who won’t hesitate to scratch and claw their way to victory. Cash’s powerful vocals and the energetic guitar riffs perfectly capture the essence of this fierce feline.

Over the years, “Mean Eyed Cat” has become one of Johnny Cash’s most beloved songs. Its influence can be heard in the works of countless artists who have been inspired by Cash’s unique blend of country, rock, and blues.

If you want to dive deeper into the world of Johnny Cash and his music, I highly recommend checking out his official website (link: There, you’ll find a treasure trove of information about his life, discography, and more.

So, what are you waiting for? Give “Mean Eyed Cat” a listen and let the raw power of Johnny Cash’s music take you on a wild ride. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed!

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Mean Eyed Cat (Bonus Track) – Johnny Cash lyrics

🎵 Let’s sing along with the lyrics! 🎤

I give my woman half my money at the general storeI said, now buy a little groceries, and don’t spend no moreBut she paid ten dollars for a ten-cent hatAnd bought some store-bought cat food for a mean-eyed cat
When I give her ten more dollars for a one-way ticketShe was mad as could beThen I bet ten more that if she ever leftShe’d come a-crawlin’ back to me
When I woke up this mornin’ and I turned my headThere wasn’t a cotton-pickin’ thing on her side of the bedI found a little note where her head belongedIt said, dear John, honey, baby, I’m long gone
When I heard a whistle blowin’, and the big wheels a-turnin’I was scared as I could beI put on my overalls and I headed for townGonna bring her back with me
I asked the man down at the station if he’d seen her thereI told him all about her pretty eyes and long, blonde hairHe spit his tobacco, said, I’ll be dad-blamedI believe I did see her leavin’ on the Eastbound train
I bought a round-trip ticket on the Eastbound trainI was broke as I could beBut when I come back, I gotta buy another ticketGotta bring her back with me

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