Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings’ Cover of “One Too Many Mornings”

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November 5, 2018

Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings had been recording songs together for a long time. They even worked with Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson to form their group known as The Highwaymen. As a matter of fact, they made their first album together a hit on the chart.

Heroes Album

Cash and Jennings worked together to make their first duet album Heroes which was released in 1986. Their song was a mixture of outlaw country music and folk songs. Moreover, they have made their album Heroes reach number thirteen on the US Billboard Top Country Albums chart. In their album, they have two singles that entered the Billboard chart, “Even Cowgirls Get the Blues” and “The Ballad of Forty Dollars.” They also included songs by Rodney Crowell (“I’m Never Gonna Roam Again”), Kris Kristofferson (“Love Is The Way”), Tom T. Hall (“Ballad of Forty Dollars”), and many more. They have also included Bob Dylan's song "One Too Many Mornings."

“One Too Many Mornings” by Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings

One of the most outstanding songs in their album was their cover of Bob Dylan’s song “One Too Many Mornings.” This song was covered by Johnny Cash many times. He covered the song for his albums Johnny & June and Nashville Skyline. Then again, he recorded it with country singer Waylon Jennings. Sadly, their version did not enter the Billboard chart.

“One Too Many Mornings,” Bob Dylan

“One Too Many Mornings” was written by Bob Dylan and first recorded by him. Dylan added the song on his album The Times They Are A-Changin’ released in 1964. The song is about a man singing about his lover who left him. He remembers all their times and memories together.

Other Versions

Bob Dylan’s song has been covered many times by several artists other than Johnny Cash. Artists such as Joan Baez, David Gray, the Panics, Draco Rosa, Bobby Sherman, and many more covered this song of Bob Dylan.

Here are Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash's version of Bob Dylan’s song “One Too Many Mornings.”