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Thread #39068   Message #1407310
Posted By: Jim Dixon
12-Feb-05 - 01:14 PM
Thread Name: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
Subject: Lyr Add: DRINK UP AND GO HOME
Mentioned by Armen Tanzerian above:

(Johnny Bond - Joe Maphis)*
« (c) '56 Acuff-Rose Music »

You sit there a-crying, crying in your beer.
You say you got troubles. My friend, listen here:
If you'd look around you, I'm sure you would find
There's folks who got troubles worse that yours and mine.

CHORUS: I'm fresh out of prison. Six years in the pen.
Lost my wife and family, no one to call friend.
Don't tell me your troubles, 'cause you're not alone.
Be thankful you're living. Drink up and go home.

Now there stands a blind man, a man who can't see.
Yet he's not complaining. Why should you or me?
Don't tell me your troubles. Got enough of my own.
Be thankful you're living. Drink up and go home. CHORUS

[*Some recordings credit Freddie Hart as the songwriter, but as far as I can determine from sound samples, all recordings with this title are the same song. Some versions swap the lines around a bit. Recorded by Bobby Bare, Johnny Bond, Jerry Garcia, Freddie Hart, Sleepy LaBeef, Carl Perkins, Tex Ritter, and several others.]