Honky Tonk Girl

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Ever since he left her she's done nothing but wrong
Many nights she's lain awake and cried
They were so happy, her heart was in a whirl
Now she's a honky tonk girl

So turn that jukebox way up high
And fill her glass up while she cries
She's lost everything in this world
Now she's a honky tonk girl

All he ever gave her was a reason to go bad
And it's not hard to see what she's become
She's ashamed and she's sorry for everything she's done
But losing him has made a fool for one

So turn that jukebox way up high
And fill her glass up while she cries
She's lost everything in this world
Now she's a honky tonk girl
Now she's a honky tonk girl

Honky Tonk Girl
Written byLoretta Lynn
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions
Recorded byBilly Sherrill
Mixed byElvis Costello & Paul Bass
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocals, guitar
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Bruce Thomas - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
John McFee - guitar
RecordedMay 18, 1981, CBS Studio A, Nashville
ReleasedApril 2, 1982
AlbumsAlmost Blue (Rhino/Edsel reissue), 2004
SinglesI'm Your Toy, 1982
CollectionsSingles, Volume 2, 2003
Length2:24

First known performance:
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I'm Your Toy singleI'm Your Toy UK 7" single front sleeve.jpg

Singles, Volume 2Singles Volume 2 album cover.jpg

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Recordings by other artists

 Artist  Year  Release  Links
Loretta Lynn  1960  ("I'm A Honky Tonk Girl")

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