|Written by||Johnny Cash|
|Publisher|| Unichappell Music|
House of Cash Music
In "Five Feet High and Rising", Johnny Cash sings a song that he wrote 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. Cash first recorded the song for a single in 1959 and it became one of his signature songs.
"Five Feet High and Rising" was released in 1959, and reached No. 14 on the Billboard Hot C&W Sides chart; on the Billboard Hot 100, the song peaked at No. 76.