Literacy is a good thing, but sometimes being literal is not. In the case of this video that tries to visually match the cities of Geoff Mack’s fast clip lyrics as sung by the legendary Johnny Cash, it most certainly is. I’ve Been Everywhere was originally written by Mack using Australian locations, but was retooled with locales more familiar to North American travelers at the behest of Hank Snow.
There have been plenty of covers of this classic, but I think we can all agree that Cash’s version sets the standard. Check out the speed read of notable American locations after the jump, and see if you can keep up.
[youtube width=”720″ height=”514″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G536Mb9RsUQ[/youtube]