" Kate " is a song recorded by American country music artist Johnny Cash . It was released in March 1972 as the third single from his album A Thing Called Love . The song peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. It also reached number 1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada. [3] The song was written by Marty Robbins .

Chart performance

Chart (1972) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs ( Billboard ) [5] 2
US Billboard Hot 100 [6] 75
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1
Canadian RPM Top Singles 89