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Lyr Req: Don't Trade Your Old-Fashioned Sweetheart

Bev and Jerry 01 Dec 03 - 05:15 PM
Bev and Jerry 02 Dec 03 - 01:41 PM
Jim Dixon 13 Mar 10 - 12:51 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Beautiful & Don't Trade by Blue Sky Boys
From: Bev and Jerry
Date: 01 Dec 03 - 05:15 PM

We're looking for the lyrics and a midi file for these two songs by The Blue Sky Boys. We have the songs on CD and will transcribe them if we have to but it would be easier if we don't have to.

Bev and Jerry


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Beautiful & Don't Trade by Blue Sky Boys
From: Bev and Jerry
Date: 02 Dec 03 - 01:41 PM

Well, we partially answered our own question.

The words and midi file for "Beautiful" can be found in the Cyber Hymnal. Only trouble is that when The Blue Sky Boys got a hold of it they changed the tune considerably and improved it greatly.

We found the words to "Don't Trade". It was listed at the Ernest Tubb Songbook under the title "Don't Trade Your Old Fashioned Sweetheart".

Anyway, between what we've found and some transcribing we have what we were looking for. Persistence furthers!

Bev and Jerry


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Subject: Lyr Add: DON'T TRADE YOUR OLD-FASHIONED SWEETHEART
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 13 Mar 10 - 12:51 PM

DON'T TRADE YOUR OLD-FASHIONED SWEETHEART (FOR A HONKY-TONK QUEEN)
Eddie Noack

Take away the bright lights and music,
Take away the powder and paint,
And you'll find that a honky-tonk angel
Can't compare with your home-lovin' saint.

She's just another woman who'll never make a home.
She's had sweethearts before you; she'll have others when you're gone.
Don't trade one who loves you for the bright lights that gleam.
Don't trade your old-fashioned sweetheart for a honky-tonk queen.

She'll lie and she'll cry on your shoulder,
And she'll speak of a broken romance.
She'll say that things might have been different.
Take pity, but don't take a chance.

Don't take a cheap imitation when you have a real pearl.
Don't take this hard-hearted woman for your old-fashioned girl.
Don't trade one who loves you for the bright lights that gleam.
Don't trade your old-fashioned sweetheart for a honky-tonk queen.


[Sung by Ernest Tubb on "Yellow Rose of Texas" (1993) and "The Importance of Being Ernest" (1959). Under the title DON'T TRADE it was also recorded by Curtis Gordon on the Bear Family set "Play the Music Louder."]


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