Golden Ring Song Lyrics and Chords by George Jones
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Recorded by George Jones & Tammy Wynette
Written by Bobby Braddock and Rafe VanHoy
[C]In a pawn shop in Chicago on a sunny summer day
A [G7]couple gazes at the wedding [C]rings there on display
She smiles and nods her head as he says honey that’s for you
It’s not [G7]much but it’s the best that I can [C]do
Golden Ring with one tiny little stone
Waiting [G7]there for some[C]one to take it home
By itself it’s just a cold metallic thing
Only love can make a [G7]golden wedding [C]ring
In a little wedding chapel later on that after noon
An [G7]old up right piano plays [C]that old familiar tune
Tears roll down her cheeks and happy
Thoughts run through her head
As he [G7]whispers low with this ring I thee[C] wed
In a small two room apartment as they fight their final round
He [G7]says you won’t admit it but I [C]know you’re leaving town
She says one thing’s for certain I don’t love you anymore
And throws down the ring as [G7]she walks out the [C]door
In a pawn shop in Chicago on a sunny summer day
A [G7]couple gazes at the wedding [F]rings there on [C]display
Who sang the the song Golden Ring?
– The song Golden Ring was sang by George Jones.
Who is George Jones?
– George Glenn Jones (September 12, 1931 – April 26, 2013) was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He achieved international fame for his long list of hit records, including his best-known song “He Stopped Loving Her Today”, as well as his distinctive voice and phrasing. For the last two decades of his life, Jones was frequently referred to as the greatest living country singer. Country music scholar Bill Malone writes, “For the two or three minutes consumed by a song, Jones immerses himself so completely in its lyrics, and in the mood it conveys, that the listener can scarcely avoid becoming similarly involved.” Waylon Jennings expressed a similar opinion in his song “It’s Alright”: “If we all could sound like we wanted to, we’d all sound like George Jones.” The shape of his nose and facial features earned Jones the nickname “The Possum”.Born in Texas, Jones first heard country music when he was seven, and was given a guitar at the age of nine. He married his first wife, Dorothy Bonvillion, in 1950, and was divorced in 1951. He served in the United States Marine Corps and was discharged in 1953. He married Shirley Ann Corley in 1954. In 1959, Jones recorded “White Lightning”, written by J. P. Richardson, which launched his career as a singer. His second marriage ended in divorce in 1968 he married fellow country music singer Tammy Wynette a year later. Years of alcoholism compromised his health and led to his missing many performances, earning him the nickname “No Show Jones”. After his divorce from Wynette in 1975, Jones married his fourth wife, Nancy Sepulvado, in 1983 and became sober for good in 1999. Jones died in 2013, aged 81, from hypoxic respiratory failure.
George Jones has been called “The Rolls Royce Of Country Music” and had more than 160 chart singles to his name from 1955 until his death in 2013.
Johnny Cash once said, “When people ask me who my favorite country singer is, I say, ‘You mean besides George Jones?'”