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Happiness Is You is the 24th album by country singer Johnny Cash, released on Columbia Records in 1966 (see 1966 in music). It contains, among others, "Guess Things Happen That Way", a re-recording of one of Cash's earliest Sun songs. The record reached No. 10 on the Country charts. The LP was originally to be titled "That's What You Get For Lovin' Me", taking its title from the Gordon Lightfoot tune included in the album, and promo copies and some early commercial pressings show this title on the label.

Happiness Is You
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 1966
RecordedJune 7, 1962 - December 1, 1965
Johnny Cash chronology
Everybody Loves a Nut
Happiness Is You
Greatest Hits, Vol. 1
Singles from Happiness Is You
  1. "Happy to Be with You"
    Released: October 11, 1965
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]

The album was never released on cassette and did not finally see release on CD until 2012, as part of the box set Johnny Cash: The Complete Columbia Album Collection.[2]


Track listingEdit

1."Happiness Is You"Cash, June Carter Cash2:59
2."Guess Things Happen That Way"Jack Clement1:55
3."Ancient History"Wayne P. Walker, Irene Stanton2:23
4."You Comb Her Hair"Harlan Howard, Hank Cochran2:42
5."She Came from the Mountains"Peter La Farge4:59
6."For Lovin' Me"Gordon Lightfoot2:40
7."No One Will Ever Know"Fred Rose, Mel Foree2:26
8."Is This My Destiny?"Helen Carter2:31
9."A Wound Time Can't Erase"Bill D. Johnson2:37
10."Happy to Be with You"Merle Kilgore, J. Carter, Cash3:14
11."Wabash Cannonball"A.P. Carter2:41
Total length:31:07



Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1966 Country Albums 10


  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ "Discogs: Johnny Cash - Happiness Is You". Retrieved 2011-06-05.

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