Honky Tonkin'

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Lyrics

When you are sad and lonely and have no place to go
Call me up, sweet baby, and bring along some dough
And we'll go honky tonkin', honky tonkin'
Honky tonkin', honey baby
We'll go honky tonkin' 'round this town.

When you and your baby have a fallin' out
Just call me up sweet mama and we'll go steppin' out
And we'll go honky tonkin', honky tonkin'
Honky tonkin', honey baby
We'll go honky tonkin' 'round this town.

We're goin' to the city - to the city fair
If you go to the city then you will find me there
And we'll go honky tonkin', honky tonkin'
Honky tonkin', honey baby
We'll go honky tonkin' 'round this town.

When you are sad and lonely and have no place to go
Call me up, sweet baby, and bring along some dough
And we'll go honky tonkin', honky tonkin'
Honky tonkin', honey baby
We'll go honky tonkin' 'round this town.


Credits

Performances

This song is unreleased by Elvis Costello, but he performed it in concert 1978-05-21 in Tulsa and 1981-01-22 in Austin with Joe Ely.

Recordings

  • Hank Williams, A-side of single, 1947
  • Rose Maddox, A-side of single, 1948
  • George Jones, on George Jones Salutes Hank Williams, 1960
  • Connie Stevens, on The Hank Williams Song Book, 1962
  • Mel Tillis, on Mr. Mel, 1967
  • Al Anderson, on Al Anderson, 1972
  • The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Will The Circle Be Unbroken, 1972
  • Townes Van Zandt, on The Late Great Townes Van Zandt, 1972
  • Joe Ely, on Honky Tonk Masquerade, 1978
  • Mickey Gilley, on Put Your Dreams Away, 1982
  • Hank Williams Jr., A-side of single and on High Notes, 1982
  • The The, on Hanky Panky, 1995
  • Waylon Jennings, on Ol' Waylon Sings Ol' Hank, 1996
  • Merle Haggard, on Roots Volume 1, 2001

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