Everybody Loves a Nut is the 23rd album by American country singer Johnny Cash, released by Columbia Records in the United States in 1966 (see 1966 in music). The album consists largely of humorous novelty songs. The album's cover art was created by Jack Davis.

Everybody Loves a Nut
Studio album by
ReleasedMay 2, 1966
RecordedMarch 12, 1965 - January 29, 1966
Johnny Cash chronology
Johnny Cash Sings the Ballads of the True West
Everybody Loves a Nut
Happiness Is You
Singles from Everybody Loves a Nut
  1. "The One on the Right Is on the Left"
    Released: January 17, 1966
  2. "Everybody Loves a Nut"
    Released: May 31, 1966
  3. "Boa Constrictor"
    Released: August 8, 1966
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic link
Record Mirror[1]

Cash would reprise a number of the tracks on this album in later venues such as TV performances, and live versions of "Dirty Old Egg Sucking Dog" and "Joe Bean" would be featured on his later live album At Folsom Prison. On the sixth episode of his ABC TV series The Johnny Cash Show, he performed a version of the title track with musical guest The Monkees. "Please Don't Play Red River Valley" would also later be performed by Cash on the series as a musical comedy routine with his wife, June Carter Cash. Cash also performed "Dirty Old Egg Sucking Dog" a decade later during an appearance on The Muppet Show.

"The Singing Star's Queen" features lyrics poking fun at Cash's friend and fellow performer Waylon Jennings. "Joe Bean" incorporates the lyrics and melody of "Happy Birthday to You".

Track listing Edit

1."Everybody Loves a Nut"Jack Clement2:04
2."The One on the Right Is on the Left"Clement2:46
3."A Cup of Coffee"Ramblin' Jack Elliot4:40
4."The Bug That Tried to Crawl Around the World"Cash2:54
5."The Singing Star's Queen"Jackson King, Bill Mack2:55
6."Austin Prison"Cash2:06
7."Dirty Old Egg Sucking Dog"Clement2:05
8."Take Me Home"Clement, Allen Reynolds2:37
9."Please Don't Play Red River Valley"Cash2:54
10."Boa Constrictor"Shel Silverstein1:45
11."Joe Bean"Bud Freeman, Leon Pober3:05
Total length:29:41

Personnel Edit

The release does not credit musicians, but the personnel were:[2]

Use in other media Edit

Charts Edit

Album - Billboard (United States)

Year Chart Position
1966 Pop Albums 88

Album - UK Charts

Year Chart Position
1966 28

'Singles - Billboard (United States)

Year Single Chart Position
1966 "The One on the Right is on the Left" Country Singles 2
1966 "The One on the Right is on the Left" Pop Singles 46
1966 "Everybody Loves a Nut" Country Singles 17
1966 "Everybody Loves a Nut" Pop Singles 96
1966 "Boa Constrictor" Country Singles 39

References Edit

  1. ^ Jones, Peter; Jopling, Norman (9 July 1966). "Johnny Cash: Everybody Loves A Nut" (PDF). Record Mirror. No. 278. p. 8. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 April 2022. Retrieved 18 November 2022.
  2. ^ Smith, John L. (1985). The Johnny Cash Discography. Greenwood Press. pp. 34–37. ISBN 0-313-24654-8.