Cash, Johnny - The Baron Lyrics




Wish I had a-known ya
When you were a little younger
Around me you might have learned a thing or two
If I had known you longer
You might be a little stronger
And maybe you'd shoot straighter than you do
Maybe you'd shoot straighter than you do

As he walked into the poolroom, you could tell he didn't fit
In his handmade boots, custom suits, and pearl handled shooting stick
Tonight there'd be a showdown, then everyone would know
Who shoots the meanest game around - The Baron or Billy Joe

Billy Joe looked edgy, about to lose his cool
But the Baron's hands were steady, as the two began to duel
Yeah, he was like a general on a battlefield of slate
And he'd say to Billy Joe each time he sunk the eight
He'd say...

Wish I had a-known ya
When you were a little younger
Around me you might have learned a thing or two
If I had known you longer
You might be a little stronger
And maybe you'd shoot straighter than you do
Maybe you'd shoot straighter than you do

Now Billy Joe was busted, but he hadn't felt the sting
And from the far end of the table, he threw his mother's wedding ring
And he said "you won my money, but it ain't gonna do the trick
I'll bet this ring on one more game against your fancy stick"

The Baron's eyes got foggy as the ring rolled on the felt
And he almost doubled over like he had been hit below the belt
Twenty years ago, it was the ring his wife had worn
And he didn't know before he left that a son would soon be born

It sounded just like thunder when the Baron shot the break
But it grew thickly quiet as he lined up the eight
Then a warm hand touched his shoulder and it chilled him to the bone
When he turned and saw the woman who had loved him for so long

The game was never finished; the eight ball never fell
The Baron calmly picked it up and put it on the shelf
Then he placed the ring in the hands that held him long ago
And he tossed that fancy shooting stick to his son Billy Joe
And he said...

Wish I had a-known ya
When you were a little younger
Around me you might have learned a thing or two
If I had known you longer
You might be a little stronger
And maybe you'd shoot straighter than you do
Maybe you'd shoot straighter than you do





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  1. XxSniperElite20 Civ-641

    Wish I had a known ya
    When you were a little younger
    Around me you might have learned
    a thing or two
    If I had known you longer
    You might be a little Stronger
    And maybe you'd shoot straighter
    Then you doooo
    Maybe you'd shoot straighter
    Then you do

    As he walked into the poolroom
    You could tell he didn't fit
    In his handmade boots, custom suits
    and pearl handled shooting stick
    Tonight there'd be a showdown
    then everyone would know
    Who shoots the meanest game around
    The Baron or Billy Joe
    Billy Joe looked Edgy
    About to lose his cool
    But the Baron's hands were steady
    As the two began to duel
    Yeah he was like a general
    on a battlefield of slate
    And he'd say to Billy Joe
    each time he sunk the eight
    He'd Say

    Wish I had a known ya
    When you were a little younger
    Around me you might have learned
    a thing or two
    If I had known you longer
    You might be a little Stronger
    And maybe you'd shoot straighter
    Then you doooo
    Maybe you'd shoot straighter
    Then you do

    Now Billy Joe was busted
    But he hadn't felt the sting
    And from the far end of the table
    He threw his mother's wedding ring
    And he said you won my money
    But it ain't gonna do the trick
    I'll bet this ring on one more game
    against your fancy stick
    The Baron's eyes got foggy
    as the ring rolled on the felt
    And he almost doubled over
    Like he had been hit below the belt
    Twenty years ago
    It was the ring his wife had worn
    And he didn't know before he left
    that a son would soon be born
    It sounded just like thunder
    when the Baron shot the break
    But it grew thickly quiet
    as He lined up the eight
    Then a warm hand touched his shoulder
    and it chilled him to the bone
    When he turned and saw the woman
    Who had loved him for so long
    The game was never finished
    The eight ball never fell
    The Baron calmly picked it up
    and put it on the shelf
    Then he placed the ring
    In the hands that held him long ago
    and he tossed that fancy shooting stick
    To his son Billy Joe
    And he said

    Wish I had a known ya
    When you were a little younger
    Around me you might have learned
    a thing or two
    If I had known you longer
    You might be a little Stronger
    And maybe you'd shoot straighter
    Then you doooo
    Maybe you'd shoot straighter
    Then you do

  2. College Has me dead inside

    I wanna meet my dad like this. Still waiting for him to come back from the convenience store, the sumbitch.

  3. HistoryPasta2.0

    I came here thinking it was one of them Johnny cash hardcore songs...
    I left here with a tear in my eye.

  4. Fire bomb

    Country music,when it sounded like country music

  5. Rudolf Domes

    saw that first in November 1982 in Augsburg, where Johnny Cash performed the song showing that film

  6. Joseph Holland

    Im only 16 and ive loved johnny cash my whole life. He died only a couple months after my birth... sadly... R.I.P to the best singer/songwriter/guitarist in history. You are my idol and i want to be just like you ❤

    MidNight Slayer

    Joseph Holland I’m 14 and agree completely

  7. jim hopper

    "Billy looks edgy" he was ahead of his time

  8. OBJECTION OVER-RULED

    When was this?

  9. I’m a Gamer

    Is this a video that he made and no one uploaded it till now

  10. Mario Mario

    Where has this song been all my life?!

  11. MOTHS MOTHS MOTHS

    this song is awesome

  12. Tanya Nowlin

    Man......I never realize how much hes missed till I hear another one of his great songs from a long time ago. Country sure has changed......Johnny, Waylon, Willie, Haggard, and all the rest from that era---are TRULY missed......

  13. OllieMakesVideos

    I thought this was a Billy Joel diss track and later realised I'm deaf

  14. 1975 XS650 B

    Who was the kid?? I might be wrong but he looks like young Marty Stuart?? Great song.

  15. Jimmy Rebel

    Doin ur mom doin doin ur mom

  16. Juan Carlos Vegallera

    Grande jonnh Cash 👏👏👏👍👍👍

  17. Hugo Pool

    If you dislike this fight me

    Йонс

    я тебе ебасос разъебу!

  18. Jeffrey Ellsworth

    My father is a pool player I didn't have a chance to know him growing up but today we have a very strong bond the song hits me so hard because it almost feels like Johnny Cash is talking about my life I love my Dad and can't wait for the next pool game

    I wish I had of known you when I was a little younger around you I might have learned a thing or two
    if I would have known you longer I might be a little stronger maybe I'd shoot straighter than I do maybe I'd shoot straighter than I do

  19. Studded

    First time i heard billy joel

  20. Olle Vikström

    Petite feet! Feminine step

  21. David Evans

    Great song by Johnny Cash one of his best I'd like to say that it could be the Story of My Life very good song Thank you very much I'd like to add we lost a very good country singer when we lost Johnny Cash thank you very much

  22. Timothy Musick

    I found this on vinyl in my grandpa's collection

  23. Austin Akins

    He Made so Many songs no one knows

  24. Sharon Laforme

    🧧🧧🧧🧧🧧🎒👗👗👗👗👗👗🥿👚👚🤗🤗🤗🤗🤣😍😋😍🔺️🥵

  25. Ronnie Hoard Music Channel

    I love it how they had Marty Stuart playing Billy Joe.

  26. Hunter Maclennan

    I love Johnny cash

  27. Ruben C

    Like this cowboy song from heaven. I’m a cowboy myself.

  28. floyd fletcher

    lame weak corny

  29. Reinier

    Why did he leave his wife?

  30. PreGame

    This should be on the radio 😔

  31. Rosa Parks Did 9/11

    Wish I had a heard this song when I was a little younger

  32. David Evans

    Great song by Johnny Cash that was one of his best and greatest I know everyone will miss Johnny Cash thank you

  33. STUDIO BENCIVENGA Marcus Bencivenga

    say what you will Cash was a styler - and that is how he lured June Carter into the couple thing

  34. For The Love Of Seattle

    I am surprised I have never seen these videos. . .

  35. Mowac

    Billy Joe (Marty Stuart) walked the line with the Baron.

  36. Clinton Towne

    I like you Brian .. you are one evil son. I will be in touch. just not in the "mood"

  37. Clinton Towne

    hey @londonreal I keep seeing your ads. Maybe id fucking join if you were promoting god dam drug like ayuhasuca You obviously didnt listen to @danpena. YOUR MASTER.

  38. Clinton Towne

    When the women touched Johnny in this video . tricky nephew just ripped by the house at about 120mph doing wheelies . them punk bastards. I should have never sold my crotch rocket. biggest mistake I ever made. I was the number one stunner

  39. Clinton Towne

    @arianagrande the snitzel is shooting straight down the middle . about 4 ft out in front of me. woooooo

  40. Desert Lizard

    What a great song.

  41. Chris Hartwig

    Love Johnny's boots. He always had great taste.

  42. Theseus9

    Cool video.

  43. Al Swearengen

    That's Garth Brooks playing against Johnny Cash. Garth wrote this. That's why he cries a lot during interviews. He's only partially phony.

    plottchaser

    Al Swearengen thats Marty Stuart. Come on man.

    Al Swearengen

    Johnny Cash was married to Minnie Pearl.

  44. حميد الحمادي

    is that billy in song called
    ( dont take your gunz to town )

  45. Hellbilly454

    rememring

  46. Willian Da Twister

    Johnny is me hero

  47. S K

    How old is Johnny Cash in this video?

  48. John Wachira

    That's Marty Stuart playing Billy?

  49. It’s Sweet

    Rest In Peace Legend of Legends

  50. Gary Creasy

    This song reminds me of my dad.my dad is dead.johnny was his favorite singer

  51. Daniel Walsh

    Marty stuart????

  52. DoctorOboogie

    Johnny CASH still in our hearts.

  53. Darren Crispin

    Yes, that's Marty Stuart here, Marty was even married to one of Johnny's Daughters long ago

  54. aped3

    What Year did this Song come out ???

  55. Gabe Robinson

    Man he is a legend fr rip Johnny cash your missed

  56. Product Man

    81 must of been a pretty terrible year

  57. DaleEarnhardtFan 388

    I miss JOHNNY and WAYLON every day 😢😢🥺😫

    Russell Gore

    Don't forget about June Carter cash and Hank Williams!

    Jesus Died For You

    At least the other 2 of the highway men are still alive, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson

  58. EnderTron 360

    this is my favorite song. thank you, Cash.

  59. D M

    I miss him so much rip to a legend all of his songs were stories no one will ever ever be like him his music has gotten me through things because i know he got through tough times fly high man ❤️

  60. Pamela Paxton

    Only time I’ve seen Marty Stuart’s neck.

  61. RocK StarS

    Джонни ты лучший! Жаль такие быстро уходят😥 ты в моем сердце!

  62. Andrew crouch

    Good video good song r.i.p Johnny cash

  63. Judy Smith

    A young Marty Stuart!

  64. Colton jack Kemp

    what a great tune

  65. Opie778

    Is that Marty Stuart?

  66. DANK JUST0

    Love these new videos that are being uploaded to this amazing singer's youtube account.

  67. Mr Invader

    Purely amazing!

  68. TheDaveMaybe

    Some fun trivia: That's Marty Stuart playing Billy Joe.

    A T

    I looked and said that's Marty!!!

    Joshua Allen Walker

    Thanks i thought it was marty

    Dion St. Michael

    TheDaveMaybe Never heard of her!

    Ian Williams

    @Dion St. Michael HER?!?!

    Ronnie Hoard Music Channel

    Yup it is ole Marty Stuart himself.

  69. Raybob Kowalski

    That was a young Marty Stuart

  70. 1990'S KID

    I love you.

  71. Admiral Walker

    That's his daughter's husband at one time, right???

    Jolly Jake Lovell

    Yes that is a very young Marty Stuart, if you're referring to Billy Joe. Marty was married to Cindy Cash from 1983 to 1988.

  72. Juan C Salinas

    I'll always wonder what kind of person I would be if I had a father when I was younger. Johnny's songs eventually bum me out but music ain't music if it doesnt evoke some sort of emotion in you. Love this song and this man

    Mick Manson

    My father was a very big fan of Mr. Cash and for my 13 years birthday he got me the San Quintin album, needless to say, my mother was pissed with him for week's, but I loved him for that! Now I'm 59 and just made a complete Cash collection for my 14-year-old son, and like he says' they can't make music anymore! and funny enough he listens to Billi Joel and Elton John, but you are right if the music doesn't move some feelings in you it is just noise.

  73. Aron Aguero

    We love you Johnny keep singing in heaven

  74. Marcus Sullivan

    Billy named his boy Sue

  75. Argy 19

    This legend has plot twists in his songs...
    Respect

  76. Camo Keever

    Johnny is the most badass person ever!

  77. Cotton Hill

    You are terribly missed Mr. Cash

  78. THEHamBot1

    RIP Johnny
    RIP June

  79. Sandro Volery

    that plot twist tho

  80. Josh Grennell

    Im American but I love country music. Johnny cash is my favorite.

    THEHamBot1

    You like country music BECAUSE you're American.

  81. Georgia Music

    Great song! Lovely!

  82. Matty18795

    I wish i could sing like him

  83. Бог сампа

    jonny cash, wassup in heaven?

  84. Your Barista

    For the few who don’t know that’s Johnny’s wife playing his wife in the video.

  85. Sage Sarrazine

    That hook has the type of double meaning and layering that most rappers today can only dream of

  86. Дугинист Калугин

    Don't take your guns to town son
    Leave your guns at home Bill
    Don't take your guns to town

  87. Xarvis90

    Top ten anime plot twists

  88. Delay In Block Productions

    Could you imagine playing pool with Johnny Cash?

    Ron mcc

    Then to find out hes ya dad.

    marcos1998jp

    @Baron Gaming the fuck

    Robert Williamson

    Whoa Delay in Block Productions! What are you doing here ?!😲😀

    The Man Unknown

    @marcos1998jp 😂

  89. No Body

    Back when musicians actually sang instead of trying to rap

  90. HOMBREIAN98

    Man, Johnny Cash is such a legend, that he is uploading videos from heaven.

  91. Jayden {Templar}

    A message from the lord.

  92. MrMendigo TM

    Normal chorar com saporra???

  93. big tesco lover

    Well that was a fucking twist and a half

  94. Nicholas A

    A very young Marty Stuart as Billy Joe, was probably still married to Johnny's daughter at that time

  95. Robert Craig

    Im a pool player. I approve this video

  96. Allen Reynolds

    Good recommended