Close All The Honky Tonks Song Lyrics and Chords by Johnny Paycheck
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Recorded by Johnny Paycheck
Written by Red Simpson
[G]She’s in some honky tonk tonight I [C]know
She'[D7]s dancin’ where the music’s loud an[G]d lights are low
In a crowded bar she likes to hang [C]around
And as [D7]long as there’s a honky tonk she’s never gonna settle [G]down
So close all the honky tonks [C]lock all the doors
[D7]Don’t let the one I love go there any[G]more
Close all the honky tonks [C]throw away the key
Then [D7]maybe the one I love will come back to [G]me
I wish I had the power to turn [C]back the time
[D7]Back to the hours when she was [G]all mine
I hate to see her running with that [C]crowd downtown
But as [D7]long as there’s a honky tonk she’s never gonna settle [G]down
Who sang the the song Close All The Honky Tonks?
– The song Close All The Honky Tonks was sang by Johnny Paycheck.
Who is Johnny Paycheck?
– Johnny Paycheck (born Donald Eugene Lytle May 31, 1938 – February 19, 2003) was an American country music singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and Grand Ole Opry member notable for recording the David Allan Coe song “Take This Job and Shove It”. He achieved his greatest success in the 1970s as a force in country music’s “outlaw movement” popularized by artists Hank Williams Jr., Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver, and Merle Haggard. In the 1980s, his music career slowed due to drug, alcohol and legal problems. He served a prison sentence in the early 1990s and his declining health effectively ended his career in early 2000. In 1980, Paycheck appeared on the PBS music program Austin City Limits (season 5).