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Johnny Cash: Only the Best

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01
Doin' My Time
2:37  
02
Sugartime
1:48  
03
Dorraine of Ponchartrain
4:47  
04
The Ballad of the Harpweaver
3:50  
05
Sunset
4:35  
06
Cloudburst
7:54  
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Hey Porter
2:13  
08
Home of the Blues
2:39  
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I Heard That Lonesome Whistle Blow
2:25  
10
Country Boy
1:52  
11
I Was There When It Happened
2:15  
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Next in Line
2:45  
13
Folsom Prison Blues
2:49  
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I Walk the Line
2:43  
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Just One More
2:16  
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Honky Tonk Girl
1:59  
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Loading Coal
4:59  
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I Could Never Be Ashamed of You
2:13  
Album Information

Total Tracks: 18   Total Length: 56:39

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