"Kate" is a song written by Marty Robbins and 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 BillboardHot Country Singles chart. It also reached number 1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.. The song was originally recorded by Rex Allen on a 1961 single with the title "You Put Me Here (Sure as Your Name's Kate)" issued on San Antonio-based Hacienda Records Catalog No. WW-007.