|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.
"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.