This Letter From Johnny Cash To June Carter Was Voted The Greatest Love Letter Of All Time

November 9, 2016

Johnny Cash was a legendary songwriter, so it makes sense that the "Man in Black" was no slouch when it came to writing love letters either.

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This 1994 note he penned for his wife June Carter on her 65th birthday was recently named the greatest love letter of all time in a poll conducted by the British life insurance company Beagle Street.

johnny cash love letter to june carter
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The letter reads:

"Happy Birthday Princess,

We get old and get used to each other. We think alike. We read each others [sic] minds. We know what the other wants without asking. Sometimes we irritate each other a little bit. Maybe sometimes take each other for granted. But once in awhile, like today, I meditate on it and realize how lucky I am to share my life with the greatest woman I ever met. You still fascinate and inspire me. You influence me for the better. You’re the object of my desire, the #1 Earthly reason for my existence. I love you very much.

Happy Birthday Princess.

- John"

Johnny and June were married until the time of June's death in May 2003 after complications from heart surgery. Johnny died just four months later due to complications from diabetes.

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