Honky Tonk Song" is a song by country singer George Jones. It was the lead single from his 1996 LP I Lived to Tell It All. It was written by Billy Yates and Frank J. Meyers.
Honky Tonk Song Lyrics. Frank J. Meyers - Billy Yates) I saw those blue lights flashin' Over my left shoulder He walked right up and said "Get off that riding mower. I said sir, "Let me explain Before you put me in the tank. She took my keys away And now she won't drive me to drink I need a honky tonk song a cold cold beer A hardwood floor a smoky atmosphere A pocket full of change to last me all night long I gotta hear old Hank a moanin' a honky tonk song -- Instrumental -- He didn't show me much compassion When I tried.
At the time Mercury released The Best of George Jones, Vol. 1: Hardcore Honky Tonk in 1991, it was their most exhaustive trawl through Jones' Starday and Mercury recordings to date. Just three years later, they produced the double-disc set Cup of Loneliness, which provided an exhaustive overview of the same era this 20-track single disc covers. Big Harlan Taylor"), but these are purposeful omissions: This is intended to be a collection of the hardest honky tonk he cut, a record for heartbreak and late nights, and it's superb on that count.
Initially, he was a hardcore honky tonker in the tradition of Hank Williams, but over the course of his career he developed an affecting, nuanced ballad style. In the course of his career, he never left the top of the country charts, even as he suffered innumerable personal and professional difficulties.
The song 'Honky Tonk Song' by George Jones has a tempo of 121 beats per minute (BPM) on 'I Lived to Tell It All'. This song is played at 121 Beats Per Minute (Allegro), or 30 Measures/Bars Per Minute. Time Signature: 4/4. Use the Metronome below to practice at this tempo. Video Honky Tonk Song. I Lived to Tell It All. 1996.