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|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; during its original release in 1959, it peaked at No. 76 on Billboard Hot 100, and reached 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.