Johnny Cash “Ring of Fire” Video & Lyrics

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When you think Johnny Cash, his timeless hit "Ring of Fire" automatically comes to mind as well.

“Ring of Fire” was recorded on March 25, 1963, and became the biggest hit of Johnny Cash‘s storied career. The tune was written by June Carter Cash and Merle Kilgore and appears on Cash’s 1963 album, Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash.

“Ring of Fire” was ranked No. 4 on CMT’s 2003 list of the ‘100 Greatest Songs of Country Music’ and #87 on Rolling Stone’s list of ‘The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.’

Enjoy the icon’s 1968 live performance of the timeless song below!

“Ring of Fire” Lyrics

Love is a burnin’ thing
And it makes a fiery ring
Bound by wild desire
I fell into a ring of fire

I fell into a burnin’ ring of fire
I went down, down, down
And the flames went higher
And it burns, burns, burns
The ring of fire, the ring of fire

I fell into a burnin’ ring of fire
I went down, down, down
And the flames went higher
And it burns, burns, burns
The ring of fire, the ring of fire1

The taste of love is sweet
When hearts like ours meet
I fell for you like a child
Oh, but the fire went wild

I fell into a burnin’ ring of fire
I went down, down, down
And the flames went higher
And it burns, burns, burns
The ring of fire, the ring of fire

I fell into a burnin’ ring of fire
I went down, down, down
And the flames went higher
And it burns, burns, burns
The ring of fire, the ring of fire
And it burns, burns, burns
The ring of fire, the ring of fire
The ring of fire, the ring of fire
The ring of fire

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