Tony’s Tank Up Drive In Cafe Song Lyrics and Chords

Hank Thompson

Hank Thompson "Tony's Tank-Up, Drive-In Cafe"

 

Tony’s Tank Up Drive In Cafe Song Lyrics and Chords by Hank Thompson

 

Tony’s Tank Up Drive In Cafe
Recorded by Hank Thompson
Written by Royce Glenn Sutton
 
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Well the smoke in here is like the L.A. smog
 
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jukebox is ten years  
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old
They got a pinball machine that pays off in nickels
 
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folks are saying down with the  
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rock and roll
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A pitcher of beer only costs you a dollar
 
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eggs and the pickles are  
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free
 
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Saturday night when they  
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get it all right
 
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s home sweet home t
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They got a bouncer that boxed in the Golden Gloves
 
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hardly ever see a  
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fight
They got a cocktail waitress that could be in the movies
 
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before the family every  
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night
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It’s the swingiest joint from L.A. to Vegas
 
If you’r
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e ever there you€
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ll 
 
agree
 
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s called Tony’s Tank U
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p Drive In Cafe
 
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s home sweet home t
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Now Tony’s got a scar over his left eye
 
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didn’t get in Sunda
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School
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s only source of income i
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s shooting pool
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I highly recommend it to the rich or poor
 
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excitement is your cup of  
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tea
 
Go to  
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Tony’s Tank Up  
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Drive In Cafe
 
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have yourself a drink on  
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me
(Have a drink have a drink on me)
They gotta lovers special that’s free with a fill up
 
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all the latest eight track  
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tapes
Free showers and towels and bunks for over nighters
 
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doll making a wake up calls from  
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six to eight
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You name it they got it if they don’t they’ll get it
 
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it falls between A and  
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That'
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s Tony’s Tank U
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p Drive In Café
 
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place that means the world to  
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me
 
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Tony’s Tank Up  
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Drive In Cafe
 
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have yourself a drink on  
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(Have a drink have a drink on me)

 

FAQ

 

Who sang the the song Tony’s Tank Up Drive In Cafe?
– The song Tony’s Tank Up Drive In Cafe was sang by Hank Thompson.

 

Who is Hank Thompson?
– Henry William Thompson (September 3, 1925 – November 6, 2007) was an American country music singer-songwriter and musician whose career spanned seven decades.
Thompson’s musical style, characterized as honky-tonk Western swing, was a mixture of fiddles, electric guitar, and steel guitar that featured his distinctive, smooth baritone vocals.
His backing band, The Brazos Valley Boys, was voted the top Country Western Band for 14 years in a row by Billboard. Thompson pursued a “light” version of the Western swing sound that Bob Wills and others played the primary difference between his music and that of Bob Wills was that Thompson, who used the swing beat and instrumentation to enhance his vocals, discouraged the intense instrumental soloing from his musicians that Wills encouraged however, the “Hank Thompson sound” exceeded Bob Wills in top-40 country hits.
Although not as prominent on the top country charts in later decades, Thompson remained a recording artist and concert draw well into his 80s.
The 2013 game Grand Theft Auto V featured his song “It Don’t Hurt Anymore” in the fictional radio show, Rebel Radio.
The 1987 novel Crazy Heart by Thomas Cobb was inspired by Thompson’s life, specifically by his practice of picking up a local band to back him when he toured. In 2009, Cobb’s novel was turned into a successful film directed by Scott Cooper and starring Jeff Bridges in an Academy Award-winning performance.

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