My Baby Left Her Jingling John for Folding Fred Song Lyrics and Chords

George Jones

George Jones  ~  My Baby Left Her Jingling John For Foldin' Fred

 

My Baby Left Her Jingling John for Folding Fred Song Lyrics and Chords by George Jones

 

My Baby Left Her Jingling John for Folding Fred
Recorded by George Jones
Written by Dallas Frazier
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Well my baby left her jingling John for folding  
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Fred
 
True love never backed up one word that she  
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said
 
That proved to me that a black bear is green when it’s  
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red
 
My  
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baby left her jingling  
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John for folding  
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Fred
 
Well my baby told me honey you’re poor but I  
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love 
 
you
 
And you could make me happy just living in a little old  
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shack
 
You seemed real happy with my jingling John’s pocket  
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money
 
Till the  
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grapevine told her that  
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folding Fred was  
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back
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Now her love was sweeter than a great big water
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melon
 
And love was fifty-fifty right done the middle of the  
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I’d a been better off if I’d never of tasted her  
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loving
 
She took the  
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heart from a melon and  
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left me nothing but the  
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rind
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FAQ

 

Who sang the the song My Baby Left Her Jingling John for Folding Fred?
– The song My Baby Left Her Jingling John for Folding Fred 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?'”

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