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FiveFeetHighandRising
Written by Johnny Cash
Date 1959
Publisher Unichappell Music
House of Cash Music
Sesame Street Johnny Cash And Biff Sing Five Feet High03:38

Sesame Street Johnny Cash And Biff Sing Five Feet High

"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.

On Sesame Street, Cash sang the song to Biff, who used square-foot boxes to illustrate the song's lyrics.

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