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Thread #6017   Message #903532
Posted By: Genie
04-Mar-03 - 05:59 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Broken Hearted Lover (Carter Family)
Subject: RE: LYR ADD: 'Broken Hearted Lover'- Carter
Oooh, thanks, Q! Great site to know about.

Just wondering, though, about "Are You Lonesome Tonight." The lyrics I know for the verse #1 are:
"Are you lonesome tonight, do you miss me tonight?
Are you sorry we drifted apart?
Does your memory stray to a bright summer day..."

and for the bridge, they are:
"Do the chairs in your parlor seem empty and bare?
Do you gaze at your doorstep and picture me there? ..."

Did the Carters sing different lyrics than the pop singers of the 20s/30s/40s did and Elvis did later? Or are their errors in the lyrics on the Carter songs website you linked to? (I know that Cowpie's lyrics, for instance, are sometimes spot on and sometimes way off, depending on who submitted them.)