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A Man in Black
by Michael Shaeffer Wilson

Sunday, September 14, 2003

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Johnny Cash was sure one of a kind.

The Man in Black


You walked the line,
Rode the Rock Island Line;
You were ultimate country cool,
Even though you were A Boy Named Sue.

Even though I never was into Country-Western,
You still impacted my life somehow;
Part of background of growing up,
Can only wonder what true r fans must feel.

There were eventually imposters,
To your sound and especially your color;
They could never change the fact,
You had such a powerful impact.

Somehow your voice became a benchmark,
Standard measurment of harmonic setting;
A reference tone for emotive projection,
Compared against for accuracy of angst.

America will miss you Johnny,
A clean underlying voice of power;
Reasurring force of certainty,
Now taking your place in Heaven's bower.


(c) Michael S. Wilson 2003

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Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 9/16/2003
terrific tribute to a legend that will be missed by all country music fans such as myself; there will never be another johnny cash! :( (((HUGS))) and love, your friend in texas, karen lynn.
Reviewed by Linda Hill 9/15/2003
Johnny has always been a favorite
of mine, Michael. I was raised on
country music. I have several tapes
of him and even a few albums.
~EXCELLENT tribute to a wonderful man!

~~Linda~~
Reviewed by Leland Waldrip 9/14/2003
A great tribute to a great influence. I didn't know him, wasn't a great fan of his. But I met him once when he lived in Memphis. He seemed a friendly sort and I liked him even from the short duration of our discussion. He will be missed.
Best regards,
Leland
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