Add Explanation
Add Meaning
New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.
Johnny Cash – Southwind lyrics

Writer: Johnny Cash

South- wind

You picked her up in Jacksonville

And left me cold and lonesome in the rain

South- wind

You took her off to Nashville

Left me chokin' in the smoke behind the train

And you go whoooo-wooo-hoo

She's gone a- gain on the South- wind.


I need a forty-dollar ticket

And about this time tomorrow I'll be gone


But if I had forty dollars

I would by myself a smile to carry on

And you go whoooo-wooo-hoo

She's gone again on the Southwind.


Take her fast and take her far

'Cause that's the way she always likes to go


I will be waitin' for the round trip

If you'll bring her back and I done told her so

Don't you go whoooo-wooo-hoo

She's gone again on the Southwind.

Lyrics taken from

  • Email
  • Correct


      Write about your feelings and thoughts

      Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
      Min 50 words
      Not bad
      This page is missing some information about the song. Please expand it to include this information. You can help by uploading artist's image, adding song structure elements, writing song meaning or creating lyrics explanation.



      [an error occurred while processing the directive]