Honky Tonk Blues

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Well, I left my home down on the rural route
And told my folks I'm going stepping out
And get the honky tonk blues
Lord, the honky tonk blues
Well Lord, I got 'em, I got the honky tonk blues

Well I stopped into every place in town
This city life has really got me down
I got the honky tonk blues
Yeah, the honky tonk blues
Oh Lord, I got 'em, I got the honky tonk blues

Well I spent my money, I wore out my shoes
Woke up this morning wishing I could lose
I'm jumping honky tonk blues
Yeah, the honky tonk blues
Oh Lord, I'm suffrin' with the honky tonk blues

Well when I get home to my ma and pa
I know they're gonna lay down the law
About these honky tonk blues
Yeah, the honky tonk blues
Oh Lord, I got 'em, I got the honky tonk blues

I'm gonna tuck my worries underneath my arm
And get right back to my Pappy's farm
And leave these honky tonk blues
Yeah, the honky tonk blues
Oh Lord, I got 'em, I got the honky tonk blues

Honky Tonk Blues (unreleased cover)
Written byHank Williams
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions


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Recordings by other artists

 Artist  Year  Release  Links
Hank Williams  1952  A-side of single
 Del Shannon  1965 Del Shannon Sings Hank Williams
 Charlie Walker  1965 Close All The Honky Tonks
Hank Williams & Hank Williams Jr.  1965 Father & Son
 The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band  1972 Will The Circle Be Unbroken
 Chris Spedding  1972 The Only Lick I Know
 Charley Pride  1980  A-side of single and on There's A Little Bit Of Hank In Me
Waylon Jennings  1982  B-side of "Women Do Know How To Carry On" and on Black On Black
Huey Lewis & The News  1983 Sports
 The Kentucky Headhunters  2005 Big Boss Man
 Dion  2005 Bronx In Blue

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