Magazine article Acoustic Guitar

I Still Miss Someone

Magazine article Acoustic Guitar

I Still Miss Someone

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Words and music by Johnny Cash and Roy Cash, Jr.

In 1958, Johnny Cash quit working with Sun Records and signed with Columbia for his next album, The Fabulous Johnny Cash. "1 Still Miss Someone" first appeared on this record, but was also included on dozens of other Johnny Cash recordings and compilations. The song was one of several tunes penned by Cash and his nephew Roy Jr., and it has since been covered by a host of other musicians, such as Joan Baez, Fairport Convention, Crystal Gayle, and many others.

Cash played the original version of "I Still Miss Someone" in A position with a capo on the first fret. The song starts with a single-note walking bass line that outlines a D-E chord progression before falling into an alternate-bass strumming pattern on an A chord. Shown below, this intra pattern repeats itself as a break after the third verse. Behind the verses and choruses, use an alternate-bass strumming pattern similar to the last two measures of the intro pattern below (shown for each chord, below right). …

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