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Thread #39068   Message #1403960
Posted By: Jim Dixon
09-Feb-05 - 08:51 PM
Thread Name: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
This was also mentioned by Armen Tanzerian above, but I was unable to find the lyrics on the Internet, so I transcribed a bit from a sound sample. Looks like it would be a good addition to our collection:

WALLS OF THIS OLD HONKY-TONK (excerpt)
Red Steagall, G. Sutton

If ever'thing that goes on in this place was ever known,
Well, I hope I'm in Alaska, just a little southeast o' Nome,
'Cause the one I love'd snap my neck just like a piece of chalk
If the walls of this ol' honky-tonk ever learned to talk.
They're watchin' me cheat on you.
They hear ever'thing I say….

[Recorded by Red Steagall on an LP, "Lone Star Beer and Bob Wills Music," 1976; which was reissued in 2000 as a CD combined with another album "For All Our Cowboy Friends."]