A Nursery Rhyme for Johnny
"Johnny Drank Jack" is a clever little homage to the life of the Man in Black, using a nice bit of singsong word-smithing to keep the lyrics fun and entertaining (Johnny, Jack, Jim, etc). The verses have the familiar Western plodding of Cash's iconic sound, with The Sickstring Outlaws' lead vocalist singing in a talking blues style, and he references a half dozen songs and lines from Cash's discography throughout his eulogy. Several more singers join him during each chorus, with a more modern Country-Rock sound, before slipping back into the verse. Sure to be a hit with any diehard Cash fans out there.