Roseanne Cash - I Was Watching You


Roseanne Cash wrote this song in memory of her father Johnny Cash and her mother Vivian. This is a part of Johnny Cash's life that many people tend to overlook. Even though that marriage ended in divorce, it was the beginning of life for his 4 daughters, Roseanne, Kathy, Cindy, & Tara.




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