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Song Lyrics

Oh, lay me down in Forest Lawn
In a silver casket
With golden flowers over my head
In a silver basket

Let the drum and bugle corp play taps
While cannons roar
Sixteen liveried employees sell souvenirs
From the funeral store

I want to go simply when I go
They'll give me a simple funeral there I know
With a casket lined in fleece
And fireworks spelling out 'Rest In Peace'
Oh, take me when I'm gone to Forest Lawn

Oh, lay me down in Forest Lawn
They understand there
They have a heavenly choir
And a military band there

Just put me in their care
I'll find my comfort there
With sixteen planes in a last salute
They'll drop a cross in a parachute

I want to go simply when I go
They'll give me a simple funeral there I know
With a hundred strolling strings
And topless dancers with golden wings
Oh, take me when I'm gone to Forest Lawn

Oh, come, come, come, come
Come to the church in the wild wood
Kindly leave a contribution in the pail
Be as simple and as trusting as a child would
And we'll sell you the church in the dale

To find a simple resting place
Is my desire
To lay me down with a smiling face
Comes a little bit higher

My likeness cast in brass
Will stand in plastic grass
While hidden weights and springs
Tip it's hat to the mourners filing past

I want to go simply when I go
They'll give me a simple funeral there I know
I'll lie beneath the sand
With piped in tapes of Billy Graham
Oh, take me when I'm gone to Forest Lawn

Rock of Ages, cleft for me
For a slightly higher fee
Oh, take me when I'm gone to Forest Lawn


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Release History

The Johnny Cash song "Jacob Green" appears on the following albums:
Love God Murder
23 May 2000

Love God Murder Life

  1. I Walk The Line (2:50)
  2. Oh What A Dream (2:04)
  3. All over Again (2:14)
  4. Little at a Time (1:55)
  5. My Old Faded Rose (2:46)
  6. Happiness is You (2:59)
  7. Flesh and Blood (2:35)
  8. I Tremble For You (2:15)
  9. I Feel Better All over (2:03)
  10. 'Cause I Love You (2:34)
  11. Ballad Of Barbara (3:49)
  12. Ring of Fire (2:47)
  13. My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You (2:23)
  14. While I've Got It On My Mind (2:19)
  15. I Still Miss Someone (2:36)
  16. One Rose (That's Left In My Heart) (2:27)
  17. What on Earth (Will You Do for Heaven's Sake) (2:03)
  18. My God is Real (2:00)
  19. It Was Jesus (2:04)
  20. Why Me Lord (2:21)
  21. Greatest Cowboy Of Them All (3:58)
  22. Redemption (3:04)
  23. Great Speckled Bird (2:08)
  24. Old Account (2:25)
  25. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot (1:54)
  26. When He Comes (3:32)
  27. Kneeling Drunkards Plea (2:33)
  28. Were You There (when They Crucified My Lord) (3:53)
  29. Man In White (5:31)
  30. Belshazzar (2:30)
  31. Oh, Bury Me Not (Introduction: A Cowboy's Prayer) (3:50)
  32. Oh Come, Angel Band (2:44)
  33. Folsom Prison Blues (2:42)
  34. Delia's Gone (3:03)
  35. Mr. Garfield (4:37)
  36. Orleans Parish Prison (Live) (2:30)
  37. When It's Springtime in Alaska (It's Forty Below) (2:16)
  38. Sound Of Laughter (2:38)
  39. Cocaine Blues (Live) (2:46)
  40. Hardin Wouldn't Run (3:48)
  41. Long Black Veil (2:49)
  42. Austin Prison (2:10)
  43. Joe Bean (3:08)
  44. Going to Memphis (4:20)
  45. Don't Take Your Guns to Town (3:02)
  46. Highway Patrolman (5:20)
  47. Jacob Green (2:60)
  48. The Wall (1:49)
  49. Suppertime (2:51)
  50. Country Trash (2:26)
  51. The Night Hank Williams Came to Town (3:22)
  52. Time Changes Everything (1:47)
  53. I Talk To Jesus Every Day (2:05)
  54. You're The Neatest Thing To Heaven (2:40)
  55. I'm Ragged But I'm Right (2:38)
  56. These Are My People (2:39)
  57. The Ballad of Ira Hayes (4:10)
  58. ONEY (3:09)
  59. Man in Black (2:52)
  60. I'm Alright Now (2:42)
  61. Ragged Old Flag (3:09)
  62. I Wish I Was Crazy Again (2:45)
  63. Where Did We Go Right (2:58)
  64. Wanted Man (Live) (3:28)
  65. I Can't Go On That Way (2:34)
  66. Lead Me Gently Home (2:01)
Orleans Parish Prison

Orleans Parish Prison

  1. Orleans Parish Prison (3:16)
  2. Jacob Green (2:60)

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