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Honky Tonk Drinking Songs

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Subject: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: GUEST,frankie
Date: 17 Sep 01 - 06:32 PM

Any suggestions for classic, cry in your beer, country drinking songs. I like stuff like DRIVING NAILS IN MY COFFIN, An Empty Bottle a Broken Heart (and YOU'RE STILL ON MY MIND.) Thanks, frankie


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: Joe_F
Date: 17 Sep 01 - 06:40 PM

REDNECKS, WHITE SOCKS AND BLUE RIBBON BEER


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: Mr Red
Date: 17 Sep 01 - 06:43 PM

Frank Sinatra?
"Set 'em Up Joe" - ONE FOR MY BABY (AND ONE MORE FOR THE ROAD) .

Don't drink and drive!


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: Sorcha
Date: 17 Sep 01 - 06:43 PM

Copenhagen Angels
IN HEAVEN THERE IS NO BEER
If you sing stuff backwards, you get it all back--your job, your pick up, your dog, your woman........(sorry)


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: Mark Clark
Date: 17 Sep 01 - 08:35 PM

SHE'S MORE TO BE PITIED (THAN SCOLDED)
CIGAREETS WHUSKY AND WILD WILD WOMEN
The WILD SIDE OF LIFE
I Didn't Know God Made Honky Tonk Angels (Hank Thompson's original) [THE WILD SIDE OF LIFE]
IT WASN'T GOD WHO MADE HONKY TONK ANGELS (Kitty Wells response)
THERE STANDS THE GLASS
They Ought To Give Me THE WURLITZER PRIZE
HONKY TONKIN'
etc.
etc.
etc.

      - Mark


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: Sorcha
Date: 17 Sep 01 - 08:46 PM

Honky Tonk Angels
Just Gotta Have another Cigarette [SMOKE! SMOKE! SMOKE THAT CIGARETTE!]


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: Armen Tanzerian
Date: 17 Sep 01 - 09:56 PM

- SIX-PACK TO GO, Hank Thompson
- Whisky Bent and Hell Bound, Hank, Jr.
- Stoned at the Jukebox, Hank, Jr.
- WHAT'S MADE MILWAUKEE FAMOUS (HAS MADE A LOSER OUT OF ME), Jerry Lee Lewis
- The Walls of This Old Honky-Tonk, Moe Bandy
- Closing Time, Merle Haggard


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: Armen Tanzerian
Date: 17 Sep 01 - 09:58 PM

Correction:

Walls of This Old Honky-Tonk was by Red Steagall. Oh, that reminds me of Lone Star Beer and Bob Wills Music, also by Red Steagall.


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: M.Ted
Date: 18 Sep 01 - 12:51 AM

THE BOTTLE LET ME DOWN

DETROIT CITY


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: SeanM
Date: 18 Sep 01 - 01:41 AM

Not 'true' Honky Tonk, more making fun of it, but I've always loved Jimmy Buffet's "Why Don't We Get Drunk And Screw?"

M


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: GUEST,Russ
Date: 18 Sep 01 - 10:19 AM

CRAZY
She's got you
HE'LL HAVE TO GO
Making believe
(Cannot remember title but it begins) It's got swinging door, a jukebox, and a bar stool
etc.


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: beadie
Date: 18 Sep 01 - 11:58 AM

Thank God and Greyhound, she's gone. Roy Clark


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: GUEST,Ned Ludd
Date: 18 Sep 01 - 01:59 PM

I got the blues, I got the blues I got THE ALCOHOLIC BLUES ...

Agood old prohibition song!


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Sep 01 - 04:39 PM

Thanks,everyone, for the response. Some of these I use to know and forgot about and some I've never heard of. Now I've got to start tracking them down. Regards, frankie

PS Good one Sorcha.


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: GUEST,Tim Ausburn
Date: 21 Sep 01 - 05:48 PM

Almost all of Hank Williams' non-Gospel songs fit this list. A whole bunch of Ernest Tubb songs do too.


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: lamarca
Date: 21 Sep 01 - 05:56 PM

Then there's the classic I'M GONNA HIRE A WINO TO DECORATE OUR HOME


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: Mudlark
Date: 21 Sep 01 - 09:42 PM

I have a neighbor who was raised on these songs, they are meat (and drink!) to him. I don't know a one, but get a kick out of seeing him play, cowboy hat tipped back on his head, work-hardened hands so knotted up it's hard to see what chord he's playing. I've never liked the genre but have figured out that at least all the songs he sings have only 3 chords....D, G and A....easiest back-up playing I've ever done....and harmony is easy too! Great fun.....
.
Some of his favorites...the Blackboard of my Heart, Mother and Dad Waltz, In the Pines (very different from the bluesy version I know), We'll Go HONKY TONKIN' Round the Town, OKIE FROM MUSKOGEE, Way Down Yonder in the Indian Nation [OKLAHOMA HILLS]....He's a Hank lover....Hank Wms, Hank Snow, Hank Thompson....


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: Bill D
Date: 21 Sep 01 - 10:46 PM

good for tonight...maybe not tomorrow

Hang Your Head in Shame

Heartaches by the Number

Have You Ever been Lonely


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: Bill D
Date: 21 Sep 01 - 10:53 PM

Blackboard of My Heart? sure...here

(PM me for copies of these if it quits working)


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: Bill D
Date: 21 Sep 01 - 10:58 PM

Okie from Muskogie by Merle Haggard


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: Bill D
Date: 21 Sep 01 - 11:03 PM

"In the Pines" by The Louvin Brothers

sorry this resource 'may' not be online much longer...attempts are being made to save it.


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: toadfrog
Date: 21 Sep 01 - 11:06 PM

THERE STANDS THE GLASS and WHEN I STOP DREAMING

The worst that I've ever been hurt in my life,
The first time I ever have wanted to die
Was the night that you told me you loved someone else,
And asked me If I could forget.

When I stop dreaming, that's when I'll stop loving you.

Etc.

Absolutly guaranteed to cause cying in beer, if any beer is present!


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: Bill D
Date: 21 Sep 01 - 11:24 PM

When I Stop Dreamin

There Stands the Glass

I Think those work


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: Bill D
Date: 21 Sep 01 - 11:29 PM

They do for now...cry tonight, boys...


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: Dicho (Frank Staplin)
Date: 21 Sep 01 - 11:56 PM

San Antonio Rose was the big honky-tonk hit I remember.


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: kendall
Date: 22 Sep 01 - 12:25 AM

I was brought up on this stuff...then. I learned two more chords.

How about this one,

Turn up the bottle, pour down the wine
Forget about this moment boys,
Think of a better time.

I leave the bar at 2 o'clock,
Walk on down the line
Another night just spent alone
With them old blue lights and wine.

Them old blue lights they serve as a reminder
Of a love I'm not sure I'll ever find
And each night the bar tender's just a little bit kinder
I guess he knows trouble's on my mind.

Long time ago, happiness came with wine
Now the wine no longer brings it
I drink it all the time
Why do I go on living, with all this hurt and crying
I've looked for the answer all my life
It aint in the wine.

Them old blue lights...etc. Kate Wolf


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: GUEST,Navillus
Date: 22 Sep 01 - 01:52 AM

The best I ever heard was a song called A11 which refers to a song on a jukebox. I cannot remember who did the original.


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: Bill D
Date: 22 Sep 01 - 03:29 PM

still going!...here's A-11 done by Johnny Paycheck


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 22 Sep 01 - 04:34 PM

"Put the bottle on the bar, so's I can pet it
And take down my address before I forget it.
Someone's gonna have to take me home yet
Cuz I'm gonna sit here until I forget.
The way I figure, I've got nothing to lose
So, bartender, just pass the booze."

Haven't a clue who recorded it.

Randa MacNamara used to sing a different song; wish I knew it,

"Take me to a barroom, driver
Set me on a stool.
If he won't be my man, I'm damned
If I'll be his fool.,p> Bat Goddess


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 22 Sep 01 - 04:37 PM

Oops. what a difference a keystroke makes (especially in code).

"Take me to a barroom, driver
Set me on a stool.
If he won't be my man, I'm damned
If I'll be his fool.

Bat Goddess


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: Jeri
Date: 22 Sep 01 - 05:17 PM

QUEEN OF THE SILVER DOLLAR

Can't remember any more right now.


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: Bill D
Date: 22 Sep 01 - 05:31 PM

Queen of the Silver Dollar...Doyle Holly


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: Armen Tanzerian
Date: 23 Sep 01 - 12:45 AM

- Pop A Top Again, Jim Ed Brown

- Sun Come Up, Niel Stuckey

- Drink Up and Go Home, Jimmy Martin

- THE MEMORY OF YOUR SMILE, Stanley Brothers

- Here I Am, I'm Drunk Again, Moe Bandy


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: Bill D
Date: 23 Sep 01 - 05:53 PM

one more refresh..the site still goes as of 6:00pm EST...give a listen


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: Gareth
Date: 23 Sep 01 - 06:30 PM

An Honourable mention for "THOSE WERE THE DAYS" as sung by Mary Hopkin.

Gareth


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: Armen Tanzerian
Date: 23 Sep 01 - 06:46 PM

Huh?


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: GUEST,Guest Deda
Date: 23 Sep 01 - 06:50 PM

How about "Please, mister, please, Don't play B-17"

That may not be the title. Olivia Newton-John did it as a real whiner.

Then there's "Somebody done somebody wrong song."

And a great (i.e., a groaner) but very little known number called "WILL YOUR LAWYER TALK TO GOD FOR YOU?"


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: Frogmore
Date: 23 Sep 01 - 08:25 PM

Surprised you Hank nuts didn't mention "SETTIN' THE WOODS ON FIRE." Also, I used to sing a great Hank Thompson song called "Oklahoma Home Brew." And "Swingin' Doors", "6 Pack to Go", James Taylor's perfect George Jones vehicle "I'm Just a Bartender" [BARTENDER'S BLUES]......on and on. Gotta love those tunes whether or not you're a whiskey-head.


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Subject: Lyr Add: BROKEN HEARTED PEOPLE (Guy Clark)
From: Midchuck
Date: 23 Sep 01 - 09:28 PM

Bat Goddess:

It's Guy Clark's BROKEN HEARTED PEOPLE:

BROKEN HEARTED PEOPLE
(Guy Clark)

Now broken hearted people always seem to drink,
And tryin' to drown those sorrows ain't as easy as you think,
But living with a liar is a hard old way to go.
Laughin' just to keep from crying ain't no way to grow old.

CHORUS: So take me to a barroom, driver. Set me on a stool.
If I can't be her man, I'm damned if I'll be her fool.

They say that whiskey ain't the best way, but then I ain't too smart.
To think I just found out she was lyin' from the start!
So if this is nothing but a bad joke lookin' for a laugh,
Hold on to your lampshade, darlin', cause I'm looking for a hat. CHORUS

So get this taxi movin' cause I got no time to lose.
There's no time to be choosy. Any old bar will do,
Cause I'm lookin' to get silly and I'm lookin' to get loose,
And if that don't get it done, darlin', I'll come looking for you. CHORUS

Peter.


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: GUEST,Doc Rock
Date: 24 Sep 01 - 09:11 AM

Hasn't anyone mentioned Hank's THERE'S A TEAR IN MY BEER or Buck Owens' ACT NATURALLY? If you want something new, check out Brad Paisley's The Tin Man or THAT'S WHY I'M HERE. Of course, the best cryin' in yer beer songs are by Cajun musicians. But then again, you can't cry in your beer if you can't understand the words.

p.s. Don't exclude Hank's gospel songs. Sipping a quadruple Jack Daniels and Coke while listening to Lost Highway can have great therapeutic value on a lonely Sunday morning.


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: Deda
Date: 24 Sep 01 - 12:28 PM

How about "Countin' FLOWERS ON THE WALL" and even "Achey breaky heart"?


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: annamill
Date: 24 Sep 01 - 02:30 PM

"He stopped lovin' her today" - I think it's George Jones.

Make's me cry every time. I love old country.

Love, annamill


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: RWilhelm
Date: 25 Sep 01 - 01:09 AM

Here's a new song in the honky tonk tradition: Drunk and Lonesome Again by Souhtern Culture on the Skids.


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Sep 01 - 02:06 PM

How about Fred Eaglesmith's Water In The Fuel? It's not a song about drinking, but it fits the Honky Tonk genre. A real tear-jerker leaving you reaching for the bottle.

Kasey Chambers does the definitive version, however. Hard to find it on her available recordings.


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: GUEST,Paddy(1)
Date: 25 Sep 01 - 02:39 PM

Close up The Honky Tonks - Gram Parsons (among athers)

IF DRINKING DON'T KILL ME (HER MEMORY WILL) - George Jones


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: 53
Date: 25 Sep 01 - 02:50 PM

jose quevro you are a friend of mine. bob.


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: M.Ted
Date: 25 Sep 01 - 04:37 PM

Thanks for posting the links everybody--keep it up--oh, how about "ALMOST PERSUADED" and "PICK ME UP ON YOUR WAY DOWN"?


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: GUEST,Genie
Date: 26 Sep 01 - 02:02 AM

I Got Friends In Low Places (sung by Garth Brooks)

Good Old Mountain Dew

Jose Cuervo, You Are a Friend Of Mine (as "53" mentioned)

Wasted Away Again in Margaritaville

Nancy Whiskey (the other side of it)

Whiffenpoof Song

Bottle of Wine (Tom Paxton)


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: Chip2447
Date: 26 Sep 01 - 02:09 PM

"ANOTHER PERFECT COUNTRY SONG" lyrics (thus far) by me;
"Well my trailer burned down,
and my dog ran away.
My girlfriend's pregnant,
and my little brother's gay.
My wife's been seen cheatin with my best friend.
My pickup truck has got a flat tire,
an if Possum crick flows any higher
I'll have to swim to get to my deer camp.
Chorus:
I'm crying my eyes out in my beer over you
What else is a poor ole country boy to do?
This long neck bottle is empty once again
I can't get a break, I can't never win."

Just sing with an appropriate twang...Chip2447


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Subject: RE: Honky Tonk Drinking Songs
From: GUEST,Doc Rock
Date: 26 Sep 01 - 02:15 PM

Roy Acuff: THE PRECIOUS JEWEL


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