If you haven't heard JuneCarter Cash's solo album, Press On, by all means try getting it or at least dialing up some songs off the Internet. As soon as I got the news of her death, I thought of that great anthem she sings with Johnny on that record, "The Far Side Banks of Jordan." It was touching enough the first time I heard it, because all you could think is of Johnny's illness, and how she'd probably be left behind sometime not far off. Turns out the opposite happened and a song that used to be a promise has, I prefer to believe, become a fact.
And I'll be waiting on the far side banks of Jordan.
I'll be waiting drawing pictures in the sand.
And when I see you coming, I will rise up with a shout
And come running through the shallow waters reaching for your hand.