Everybody Loves a Nut

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Everybody Loves a Nut
Studio album by Johnny Cash
Released May 1966
Recorded March 12, 1965 - January 29, 1966
Genre Country, novelty
Length 29:51
Label Columbia
Producer Don Law, Frank Jones
Johnny Cash chronology
Sings the Ballads of the True West
(1965)
Everybody Loves a Nut
(1966)
Happiness is You
(1966)
Professional ratings
Review scores
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Everybody Loves a Nut is the 23rd album by American country singer Johnny Cash, released by Columbia Records in the United States in 1966 (see 1966 in music). The album consists largely of humorous novelty songs. The album's cover art was created by Jack Davis.

Cash would reprise a number of the tracks on this album in later venues such as TV performances, and live versions of "Dirty Old Egg Sucking Dog" and "Joe Bean" would be featured on his later live album At Folsom Prison. Cash also performed "Dirty Old Egg Sucking Dog" a decade later during an appearance on The Muppet Show. "Please Don't Play Red River Valley" would also later be performed by Cash on his TV series as a musical comedy routine with his wife, June Carter Cash.

"The Singing Star's Queen" features lyrics poking fun at Cash's friend and fellow performer Waylon Jennings. "Joe Bean" incorporates the lyrics and melody of "Happy Birthday to You".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Everybody Loves a Nut"   Jack Clement 2:04
2. "The One on the Right Is on the Left"   Clement 2:46
3. "Cup of Coffee"   Elliott, Ramblin' Jack Elliot 4:40
4. "The Bug That Tried to Crawl Around the World"   Jr Hall, Cash 2:54
5. "The Singing Star's Queen"   Jackson King, Bill Mack 2:55
6. "Austin Prison"   Cash 2:06
7. "Dirty Old Egg Sucking Dog"   Clement 2:05
8. "Take Me Home"   Clement, Allen Reynolds 2:37
9. "Please Don't Play Red River Valley"   Cash 2:54
10. "Boa Constrictor"   Shel Silverstein 1:45
11. "Joe Bean"   Bud Freeman, Leon Pober 3:05
Total length:
29:41


Personnel[edit]

Use in other media[edit]

  • The song "Dirty Old Egg-Sucking Dog" was used in a 2012 commercial for the Volkswagen Jetta.

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1966 Pop Albums 88

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1966 "The One on the Right is on the Left" Country Singles 2
1966 "The One on the Right is on the Left" Pop Singles 46
1966 "Everybody Loves a Nut" Country Singles 17
1966 "Everybody Loves a Nut" Pop Singles 96
1966 "Boa Constrictor" Country Singles 39

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