High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Ragged Old Flag is an album by American country music singer Johnny Cash, released on Columbia Records in 1974 (see 1974 in music). The album addresses several political as well as ethical issues, not unlike many of Cash`s other releases. The title track, and simultaneously the only single from the album, is a spoken word tribute to patriotism amid the Watergate scandal. "Don`t Go Near the Water" addresses another hot political issue of the time, the environment. All of the songs on the album were composed by Cash, save "I`m a Worried Man" by himself and June Carter Cash.