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"Ring of Fire" - Johnny Cash - Not For Sale To Hemorrhoid Co.

Bumbaclat

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Cash Family Protects 'Ring'

Associated Press

Advertising writers in Florida were planning to pitch hemorrhoid-relief products with a commercial featuring the Johnny Cash classic "Ring of Fire," but Cash's family said there's no way they will let it happen.

"We would never allow the song to be demeaned like that," Cash's daughter, Rosanne, told the Tennessean of Nashville, Tenn.

The hit was written by Cash's wife, June Carter Cash, and Merle Kilgore, who now is Hank Williams Jr.'s manager.

Both Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash died in 2003.

TV producer Sula Miller of Big Grin Productions in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., said she thought of the idea when she heard the song on the radio while struggling with the uncomfortable condition.

Kilgore said at first he thought the idea was funny, and that he often joked about hemorrhoids onstage whenever he'd introduce Ring of Fire.

But Cash's family is not laughing.

"He (Merle) started talking about this moronic tie-in without talking to any of us," she told the Tennessean. "The song is about the transformative power of love and that's what it has always meant to me and that's what it will always mean to the Cash children."

Kilgore said it was not his intention to upset the family.
 

Jonesy

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i heard about this in the morning on my way to work. It's a good thing. Too bad the Henson daughters weren't thinking before they negotiated with Disney.
 
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The Tesseract

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*takes a bow*


seriously though... read the lyrics
and keep in mind, he wrote the song after he got out of jail.
(so i've been told)
 

OhNo!

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Originally posted by The Tesseract
*takes a bow*


seriously though... read the lyrics
and keep in mind, he wrote the song after he got out of jail.
(so i've been told)
AS A LIFELONG CASH FAN I MUST TELL YOU!

Johnny didn't write that song,June did.She wrote it about the feelings she felt when she was falling in love with him.also as jen stated,he never spent anytime in jail,this is a common misconception.
 

SENSEi

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Originally posted by OhNo!
AS A LIFELONG CASH FAN I MUST TELL YOU!

Johnny didn't write that song,June did.She wrote it about the feelings she felt when she was falling in love with him.also as jen stated,he never spent anytime in jail,this is a common misconception.
I heard this as well.
He's been to jail, as in over night type deal, but never to prison.

Someone also told me he was a mad coke fiend and he shot his wife.

But I can't find any evidence to that fact.
Except the coke part, that seems quite evident.
 
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OhNo!

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by SENSEi
I heard this as well.
He's been to jail, as in over night type deal, but never to prison.

Someone also told me he was a mad coke fiend and he shot his wife.

But I can't find any evidence to that fact.
Except the coke part, that seems quite evident.
...he never shot his wife
 

rejenerate

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by SENSEi
I heard this as well.
He's been to jail, as in over night type deal, but never to prison.

Someone also told me he was a mad coke fiend and he shot his wife.

But I can't find any evidence to that fact.
Except the coke part, that seems quite evident.
Yeah, apparently he spent three days in jail total in his life, but that was it. He did have many brushes with the law, including drug possession and a forest fire, but he typically got fined rather than convicted and sent to prison. People seem to be under the impression that because he recorded prison albums that he was himself an inmate.

~jen
 

Lysistrata

Well-Known TRIBEr
Originally posted by SENSEi
I heard this as well.
He's been to jail, as in over night type deal, but never to prison.

Someone also told me he was a mad coke fiend and he shot his wife.

But I can't find any evidence to that fact.
Except the coke part, that seems quite evident.
"I took a shot of cocaine nad I shot my woman down": this is what happens in the song Cocaine Blues.

Sometimes song lyrics, like novels, ae autobiographical.

But sometimes, just sometimes, THEY'RE FICTION.
 

OhNo!

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Lysistrata
"I took a shot of cocaine nad I shot my woman down": this is what happens in the song Cocaine Blues.

Sometimes song lyrics, like novels, ae autobiographical.

But sometimes, just sometimes, THEY'RE FICTION.
ya especially when you didn't write the song.;)
 

Lysistrata

Well-Known TRIBEr
Originally posted by OhNo!
ya especially when you didn't write the song.;)
That's true too. What kind of a fucking moron goes around saying Johnny Cash shot his wife. (This is a rhetorical question, thus the period at the end.)
 
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