Hey, Porter

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"Hey, Porter"
Single by Johnny Cash
B-side "Cry! Cry! Cry!"
Released June 21, 1955
Format 7" single
Recorded September 1, 1954
Genre Rockabilly
Length 2:14
Label Sun Records
Writer(s) Johnny Cash
Producer(s) Sam Phillips
Johnny Cash singles chronology
"Hey, Porter"
"So Doggone Lonesome"

"Hey, Porter" is a song by Johnny Cash. It was recorded on September 1, 1954 and released as a single in July the following year.


Cash wrote the song while on his way home from a four year stint in the United States Air Force. He was stationed in Landsberg, Germany, and as such felt elated to be returning to his native South. The song is available on many compilations, such as The Complete Sun Singles, The Essential Johnny Cash, Ring Of Fire: The Legend of Johnny Cash Volume Two, The Legend.

The song "Hey Porter" was covered by Ry Cooder in 1972 on his second album Into the Purple Valley.

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