Close Up The Honky Tonks

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She's in some honky tonk tonight I know
She's dancing where the music's loud and lights are low
In a crowed bar she likes to hang around
And as long as there's a honky tonk, she'll never settle down

So close up the honky tonks, lock all the doors
Don't let the one I love go there any more
Close up the honky tonks, throw away the key
Then maybe the one I love will come back to me

I wish I had the power to turn back the time
And live again the hours when she was all mine
But it hurts to see her running with that crowd down
And as long as there's a honky tonk, she'll never settle down

Close Up The Honky Tonks (unreleased cover)
Written byRed Simpson
Performed byElvis Costello

First known performance:
March 29, 1987, Brentford, London, England
Last known performance:
April 23, 1987, Piscataway, NJ
     (3 known performances)

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Recordings by other artists

 Artist  Year  Release  Links
 Charlie Walker  1964  A-side of single "Close All The Honky Tonks" AllMusicDiscogs
 Kay Adams  1967 Alcohol And Tears Discogs
Buck Owens  1969 Close Up AmazonDiscogs
The Flying Burrito Brothers  1974 Close Up The Honky Tonks AmazonDiscogs
Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen  1996 Bakersfield Bound AmazonDiscogs

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