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Thread #39068 Message #1407858
Posted By: Jim Dixon
12-Feb-05 - 11:13 PM
Thread Name: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
Subject: Lyr Add: CLOSE UP THE HONKY TONKS
Mentioned by GUEST,Paddy(1) above:
CLOSE UP THE HONKY TONKS
She's in some honky tonk tonight I know.
She's dancing where the music's loud and lights are low.
In a crowded bar she likes to hang around,
And as long as there's a honky tonk, she'll never settle down.
CHORUS: So close up the honky tonks. Lock all the doors.
Don't let the one I love go there anymore.
Close up the honky tonks. Throw away the key.
Then maybe the one I love will come back to me.
I wish I had the power to turn back the time
And live again the hours when she was all mine,
But it hurts to see her running with that crowd downtown,
And as long as there's a honky tonk, she'll never settle down. CHORUS
[Recorded by Buck Owens, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Gram Parsons, and a few others.]