|Written by||Johnny Cash|
|Publisher|| Unichappell Music|
House of Cash Music
"Five Feet High and Rising" is a song written and sung by Johnny Cash that became one of his signature hits, peaking at No. 76 on Billboard Hot 100, and reaching to No. 14 on the Billboard Hot C&W Sides chart..
Cash wrote the song about his family's experience during a flood when he was a child. Each time he sings the refrain, he adds one more foot to the height of the rising water.