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Ring Of Fire

Music by June Carter Cash and Merle Kilgore

Originally Performed by Johnny Cash

Although "Ring of Fire" sounds ominous, the term refers to falling in love – which is what June Carter was experiencing with Johnny Cash at the time. Some sources claim that Carter had seen the phrase "Love is like a burning ring of fire," underlined in one of A. P. Carter's—her uncle—Elizabethan poetry books. She worked with Kilgore on writing a song inspired by this phrase as she had seen her uncle do in the past. She had written: "There is no way to be in that kind of hell, no way to extinguish a flame that burns, burns, burns"

    Release Date: 1963


Ring of Fire

Ring of Fire

Home Free

Johnny Cash cover featuring featuring Avi Kaplan of Pentatonix



Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Deke Sharon / Anne Raugh : All My Loving (Collection) : TTBB : 01 Songbook : 884088066475 : 1423412311 : 08745430

Deke Sharon / Anne Raugh : All My Loving (Collection)

The Lennon and McCartney's classic "All My Loving" is arranged beautifully by Deke Sharon who also does a cool a cappella arrangement of the Rick Springfield hit "Jessie's Girl". The June Carter classic "Ring Of Fire" is lots of fun to sing as is Buddy Holiday's "That'll Be The Day". The Stevie Wonder song "I Wish" rounds out this contemprary a cappella collection that's also a real value for it's price.

Songlist: All My Loving, Jessie's Girl, Ring Of Fire, I Wish

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Voicing: TTBB | 9403b | Songbook | $2.95 | A Cappella


Jerry Estes : Pop Songs for Young Men's Chorus : TB : Songbook : 888680099268 : 00154255

Jerry Estes : Pop Songs for Young Men's Chorus

Young men will develop confidence and skill with this collection for men's chorus that spans the decades and is designed to give you lots of value with songs your choir will love to perform! Includes: I Lived (OneRepublic), I'm a Believer (The Monkees), My Cherie Amour (Stevie Wonder), Ring of Fire (Johnny Cash), Viva La Vida (Coldplay).

Songlist: Viva La Vida, I Lived, I'm A Believer, My Cherie Amour, Ring Of Fire

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Voicing: TB | 4281b | Songbook | $3.95 | With Piano


Various Arrangers : Nashville Barbershop Style : TTBB : Songbook : 812817021068 : 00200672

Various Arrangers : Nashville Barbershop Style

From beloved ballads to fast-paced, up-tempo tunes, this barbershop songbook is the perfect resource for adding a little country flair to your quartet or chorus show. Perform individual or perform the entire collection as a complete set of country favorites.

Songlist: Crazy, The Dance, Forever and Ever, Amen, Hey Good Looking, I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow, Ring of Fire, Rocky Top, Tennessee Waltz

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Voicing: TTBB | 4375b | Songbook | $19.95


Johnny Cash : Pro Vocal : Solo : Songbook & CD : 884088573171 : 1458403548 : 00740441

Johnny Cash : Pro Vocal

Whether you're a karaoke singer or preparing for an audition, the Pro Vocal series is for you. The book contains the lyrics, melody, and chord symbols for eight hit songs. The CD contains demos for listening and separate backing tracks so you can sing alo

Songlist: A Boy Named Sue, Folsom Prison Blues, Guess Things Happen That Way, I Walk The Line, The Man In Black, Ring Of Fire, September When It Comes, Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Johnny Cash | 7832b | Songbook & CD | $14.95 | Melody/Lyrics/Chords


Johnny Cash : The Essential Johnny Cash : Solo : Songbook : 073999061475 : 0793575834 : 00306147

Johnny Cash : The Essential Johnny Cash

Over 40 classics, including: A Boy Named Sue - Daddy Sang Bass - Folsom Prison Blues - I Walk the Line - Jackson - The Man in Black - Orange Blossom Special - Ring of Fire - Tennessee Flat Top Box - and more.

Songlist: Come In, Stranger, Cry, Cry, Cry, Hey, Porter, Luther's Boogie (Luther Played The Boogie), So Doggone Lonesome, Guess Things Happen That Way, After The Ball, All Over Again, Give My Love To Rose, Singin' In Vietnam Talkin' Blues (Bring The Boys Back Home), The Last Time, Bad News, The Rebel (The Ballad of Johnny Yuma), Without Love, The Big Battle, Frankie's Man, Johnny, What Do I Care, Ballad Of A Teenage Queen, Ballad Of Ira Hayes, Big River, Daddy Sang Bass, A Boy Named Sue, Busted, Dark As A Dungeon, Don't Take Your Guns To Town, Five Feet High And Rising, Flesh And Blood, Folsom Prison Blues, (Ghost) Riders In The Sky (A Cowboy Legend), I Got Stripes, and more

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Johnny Cash | 40087b | Songbook | $19.95


Johnny Cash : Johnny Cash Anthology : Solo : Songbook : 884088573102 : 1458403467 : 00307259

Johnny Cash : Johnny Cash Anthology

Over 80 of the best from the Man in Black, arranged for piano and voice with chord frames. Songs: Ballad of a Teenage Queen - A Boy Named Sue - Cry, Cry, Cry - Daddy Sang Bass - Don't Take Your Guns to Town - Folsom Prison Blues - Get Rhythm - Highway Patrolman - I Walk the Line - I've Been Everywhere - Jackson - The Long Black Veil - The Man in Black - Orange Blossom Special - (Ghost) Riders in the Sky (A Cowboy Legend) - Ring of Fire - Solitary Man - Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down - Tennessee Flat Top Box - Wreck of the Old 97 - You Win Again - and more.

Songlist: Come In, Stranger, Cry, Cry, Cry, Hey, Porter, Luther's Boogie (Luther Played The Boogie), So Doggone Lonesome, Girl From The North Country, Guess Things Happen That Way, After The Ball, See Ruby Fall, All Over Again, Give My Love To Rose, Blistered, Singin' In Vietnam Talkin' Blues (Bring The Boys Back Home), Bad News, The Rebel (The Ballad of Johnny Yuma), Without Love, The Big Battle, Frankie's Man, Johnny, What Do I Care, Bull Rider, Kate, Doin' My Time, There You Go, I'm Leavin' Now, It Ain't Me Babe, Ballad Of A Teenage Queen, Ballad Of Ira Hayes, Home Of The Blues, Train Of Love, The Shifting Whispering Sands, and more

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Johnny Cash | 40088b | Songbook | $29.95


Various Composers : The Easy Country Fake Book : Solo : Songbook : 884088219635 : 1423435672 : 00240319

Various Composers : The Easy Country Fake Book

More than 100 country favorites all in the key of C, arranged with simplified harmonies and melodies and complete lyrics. A fake book has one-line music notation consisting of melody, lyrics, and chord symbols. This lead sheet format is a "musical shorthand" which is an invaluable resource for all musicians - hobbyists and professionals. In the event that you haven't used chord symbols to create accompaniment, or your experience is limited, a chord speller chart is included at the back of the book to help you get started.

Songlist: Abilene, Achy Breaky Heart (Don't Tell My Heart), Act Naturally, All I Have To Do Is Dream, All My Ex's Live In Texas, Always On My Mind, Any Day Now, Any Time, Blue, Blue Bayou, Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain, Blue Moon Of Kentucky, Bonaparte's Retreat, Boot Scootin' Boogie, Bouquet Of Roses, Breathe, Busted, By The Time I Get To Phoenix, The Chair, Chattahoochee, Cold, Cold Heart, Could I Have This Dance, Crazy, Cryin' Time, Crying, Daddy Sang Bass, Daddy's Hands, Dang Me, Deep In The Heart Of Texas, D-I-V-O-R-C-E, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5139b | Songbook | $19.95


Ambassadors of Harmony : Oh What A Day! : 00  1 CD

Ambassadors of Harmony : Oh What A Day!

Founded way back in 1963 in St. Charles, MO, The 160-strong Ambassadors of Harmony are one of the best, most entertaining men's Barbershop choruses in the world, and they have the Gold necklaces to prove it: SPEBSQSA (Barbershop Harmony Society) Gold in 2004 and 2009! We can tell by their costumes, expressions and wonderful music that (1) these gentlemen are having big fun up there on stage in international competition, and (2) they can sing their collective tails off! We think we can call "Oh What a Day" a best-of collection, mainly because it includes "Seventy-Six Trombones," the Merideth Willson tune which led off their Gold-winning set in July, 2009, but also because every one of these cuts is a stone winner. "America," the sassy Stephen Sondheim/Leonard Bernstein hit from "West Side Story," "Friend Like Me," Howard Ashman/Alan Menken's song from "Aladdin," a cover of the traditional Scottish Air "Loch Lomond" that could break your heart, the wonderfully dramatic theme song from "Man of La Mancha," Ira and George Gershwin's sweet "Love Walked In," the Spanky and Our Gang hit "Lazy Day," Brian Wilson's "God Only Knows," Merle Kilgore/June Carter's Johnny Cash hit "Ring of Fire," and the Edith Piaf hit "If You Love Me, Really Love Me (Hymne a L'Amour)"-these are some of our favorite songs of all time, and the A of H nail every one of them. That's entertainment!

Songlist: America, Friend Like Me, They Didn't Believe Me, Fit as a Fiddle, Loch Lomond, Man of La Mancha, Love Walked In, Lazy Days, God Only Knows, Ring of Fire, If You Love Me, Seventy Six Trombones

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6029c | 1 CD | $14.95


Chanticleer : Someone New : 00  1 CD

Chanticleer : Someone New

Grammy-winning Chanticleer are one of the finest male a cappella ensembles performing today! This all studio release was recorded at the acclaimed Skywalker Sound at Lucasfilm and combines the great voices of Chanticleer with top notch mixing and mastering to create an album of sonic perfection. Songs by the likes of Peter Gabriel, Freddie Mercury, June Carter Cash and Dave Brubeck with arrangements by some of the best in the business such as Peter Eldridge, Michael McGlynn and Darmon Meader are given the Chanticleer treatment with stunning results. You will love this album!

Songlist: I Feel Better, Hamburg Song, Somebody to Love, Washing of the Water, Chega de Saudade (No More Blues), Strange Meadow Lark, Temptation, Ring of Fire, Mirrorball, Wait, Yesterdays, The Chicken/Gone at Last, Ease On Down the Road

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22141c | 1 CD | $15.95 | A Cappella


Home Free : Crazy Life : 00  1 CD : 888430369023 : SNY303690.2

Home Free : Crazy Life

We caught Minnesota's all male quintet Home Free's crowd-pleasing, funny set on stage at the 2010 Harmony Sweeps Finals, where they somehow failed to place. They were obviously unfazed by that result, as we were next blown away by their act in late 2013 on the stage of NBC's smash show The Sing-Off, in the Finals. They won, of course, and got such tremendous audience response that Columbia Records put together a beautifully recorded "best-of" CD, "Crazy Life." There are 11 tunes here, many of them familiar to "Sing-Off" fans: the Johnny Cash hit "Ring of Fire" (with guest soloist Avi Kaplan, and actually written by June Carter and Merle Kilgore), "Everything Will Be Okay," "I've Seen" and "Champagne Taste On a Beer Budget", all written or co-written by amazing bass Tim Foust (who also did a lot of the arranging); a Hunter Hayes medley of "Everybody's Got Somebody But Me," "Wanted" and "I Want Crazy;" "Any Way the Wind Blows" by Nesler, Hansen & Dodson;" "Jump Right In" by Brown, Mraz & Durette; "A Little Bit of Everything" by Rudolf, Warren & Warren and Kevin Fisher's title tune are all enthusiastic favorites. The strong leads by Austin and Rob, dynamic beatbox by Adam, steady baritone by Chris and rich, chocolaty bass by Tim, and just the pure effortless star quality of Home Free is well worth whatever the price to hear or see these guys!

Songlist: Any Way the Wind Blows, Your Man, Everything Will Be Okay, Jump Right In, I've Seen, Wake Me Up, Ring of Fire, Hunter Hayes Medley, A Little Bit of Everything, Champagne Taste (On a Beer Budget), Crazy Life

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22183c | 1 CD | $11.95 | A Cappella


The Mighty Echoes : A Cappella Doo Wop : 00  1 CD : 602437822721

The Mighty Echoes : A Cappella Doo Wop

These guys have personality plus. Doo-wop and street corner harmonies only give a 'sort of' idea to their music shared on this, their first album which was released at the same time as their second. They start off doo-wop all right but immediately do Bruce Springsteen's 'Factory.' Then, thanking the Coasters, they proceed with a very funny arrangement of 'Youngblood.' Throughout the remainder of the fifteen cuts we are treated to lots of traditional oldies interspersed with Prince's 'Doves Cry,' Paul Simon & Joseph Shablala's 'Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes' and Peter Townsend's 'My Generation.' But that's what you'd expect from a bunch of guys who have been featured on TV's 'Who's The Boss,' 'Frank's Place' and 'Murphy Brown,' not to mention their roles as the singing firemen in the movie 'Wilder Napalm.' Listen to Rama Lama Ding Dong.

Songlist: Wonder Why, Factory, Doves Cry, Youngblood, Looking For An Echo, Duke Of Earl, Rama Lama Ding Dong, The Closer You Are, Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes, Ring Of Fire, Heaven Help Us All, Heatwave, Why Do Fools Fall In Love, Who's That Knockin', My Generation

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8227c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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Ring of Fire : TTBB : Kevin Keller : Merle Kilgore :  1 CD : 00364305

Kevin Keller : Ring of Fire

Arranger: Kevin Keller | Composer: Merle Kilgore

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $3.20 | A Cappella |
00364305

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