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August 8

Willie Nelson Sings ‘Always on My Mind,’ Johnny Cash on Guitar Brings the Feels

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VH1 Storytellers featuring Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson could easily be named as one of the best collaboration yet that happened in the history of country music. Collaborations in the music scene is next to ordinary but it becomes different when two respected artists tried to sing it live while the other one strums the guitar for the other’s hit single.

Listen to the audio here and decide for yourself:

“Always On My Mind” Lyrics

Maybe I didn’t treat you, Quite as good as I should have
Maybe I didn’t love you, Quite as often as I could have
Little things I should have said and done, I just never took the time

You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind

Maybe I didn’t hold you, All those lonely, lonely times
And I guess I never told you, I’m so happy that you’re mine
If I make you feel second best, Girl, I’m so sorry I was blind

You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind

Tell me, tell me that your sweet love hasn’t died
Give me, give me one more chance
To keep you satisfied, satisfied

Little things I should have said and done, I just never took the time

You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind
You were always on my mind

Maybe I didn’t treat you, Quite as good as I should have
Maybe I didn’t love you, Quite as often as I could have
Maybe I didn’t hold you, All those lonely, lonely times
And I guess I never told you, I’m so happy that you’re mine
Maybe I didn’t treat you, Quite as good as I should have

Always on My Mind, VH1 Storytellers

Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash Perform Always on My Mind

‘Always on My Mind’ will always belong to Willie Nelson even if Elvis Presley recorded it first prior to Gwen McCrae. We all knew that Nelson earned himself a Grammy because of this particular recording.

However, singing it live while Johnny Cash is strumming the guitar for you is definitely another story. On VH1 Storytellers, recorded videos of Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash shows them taking turns of singing their signature hit while the other plays the guitar for them. It’s also one of the rarest moments when they discuss the candid origin of their songs that touched their fans.

Making another history, VH1 Storytellers also marks Johnny Cash’s final album before his health problems affected his vocal timbre forcing him to cancel live concerts.


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