Understand Your Man

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"Understand Your Man"
Single by Johnny Cash
from the album I Walk the Line
B-side "Dark as a Dungeon"
Released January 1964
Genre Country, folk
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Johnny Cash
Producer(s) Don Law
Frank Jones
Johnny Cash singles chronology
"The Matador"
"Understand Your Man"
"Dark as a Dungeon"

"Understand Your Man" is a 1964 single by Johnny Cash.[1] The single went to number one on the country charts for six weeks.[2] "Understand Your Man" also crossed over to the Top 40, peaking at number 35.[3]

Cash borrowed parts of the melody from Bob Dylan's "Don't Think Twice, It's All Right".[4]

"Understand Your Man" was also the last song Cash ever performed in front of an audience. It was the last song in his performance at the Carter Family Fold in Hiltons, Virginia, on 5 July 2003.

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1964) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 35


  1. ^ Johnny Cash interviewed on the Pop Chronicles (1969)
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 75. 
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 111. 
  4. ^ Turner, Steve (2005). The man called Cash: the life, love, and faith of an American legend. Thomas Nelson Inc. ISBN 0-8499-0815-9. 
Preceded by
"Saginaw, Michigan"
by Lefty Frizzell
Billboard Hot Country Singles
number-one single

April 4-May 9, 1964
Succeeded by
"My Heart Skips a Beat"
by Buck Owens