Paying For That Back Street Affair Song Lyrics and Chords by Kitty Wells
[chordpress float=”none” format=”yes” hbnotation=”no” interactive=”no” transpose=”0″]Paying For That Back Street Affair
Recorded by Kitty Wells
Written by Billy Wallace and Jimmy Rule
[G]Yes I thought that you were true when I [C]fell in love with [G]you
For you told me you [D7]always would play [G]square
Then I learned you had a home that your [C]wife had not gone [D7]wrong
And our [G]love was just a [D7]back street [G]affair
Twas too late to say no when I [C]found you’d fooled me [G]so
For as time passed on I’d [D7]learned so much to [G]care
Though I knew I must atone but my [C]will was not my [D7]own
And I’m [G]paying for that [D7]back street [G]affair
You didn’t count the cost you [C]gambled and I [G]lost
Now I must pay with [D7]hours of deep des[G]pair
You still can live your life with a [C]true forgiving [D7]wife
But I [G]can’t live down a [D7]back street [G]affair
The love I gave so free is [C]left to torture [G]me
Though I know it’s hopeless [D7]and it isn’t [G]fair
But still I must go on while the [C]gossips spread our [D7]wrong
I’m [G]paying for that [D7]back street [G]affair[/chordpress]
Who sang the the song Paying For That Back Street Affair?
– The song Paying For That Back Street Affair was sang by Kitty Wells.
Who is Kitty Wells?
– Ellen Muriel Deason (August 30, 1919 – July 16, 2012), known professionally as Kitty Wells, was an American pioneering female country music singer. She broke down a barrier to women in country music with her 1952 hit recording “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels”, which also made her the first female country singer to top the U.S. country charts and turned her into the first female country superstar. â€œIt Wasnâ€™t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angelsâ€ would also be her first of several pop crossover hits. Wells is the only artist to be awarded top female vocalist awards for 14 consecutive years. Her chart-topping hits continued until the mid 1960s, paving the way for and inspiring a long list of female country singers who came to prominence in the 1960s.
Wells ranks as the sixth most successful female vocalist in the history of the Billboard country charts, according to historian Joel Whitburn’s book The Top 40 Country Hits. In 1976, she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 1991, Wells became the third country music artist, after Roy Acuff and Hank Williams, and the eighth woman to receive the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. Wells’ success and influence on country music garnered her the title “Queen of Country Music”.