You Don’t Have To Be Present To Win Song Lyrics and Chords

Lefty Frizzell

 

You Don’t Have To Be Present To Win Song Lyrics and Chords by Lefty Frizzell

 

[chordpress float=”none” format=”yes” hbnotation=”no” interactive=”no” transpose=”0″]You Don’t Have To Be Present To Win
Recorded by Lefty Frizzell
Written by Joyce Allsup

[G]My chances are [D7]greater I [G]thought with him gone
She’ll forget him and [D7]our love will move [G]along
But one kiss told [D7]me I’m [G]still just a [G7]friend
No you [C]don’t have to be [D7]present to [G]win
He [C]stamped his memory it [G]seems on your heart
A memo[C]ry that’s over love [G]when you’re [D7]apart
Just a [G]thief in the [D7]night is [G]all I’ve ever [G7]been
No you [C]don’t have to be [D7]present to [G]win
I’ve been taking [D7]advantage of [G]your loneliness
Your arms were reaching but [D7]for someone you’ve [G]missed
If you don’t until eterni[D7]ty doesn’t have to [G]worry till [G7]then
No you [C]don’t have to be [D7]present to [G]win
He [C]stamped his memory it [G]seems on your heart
A memo[C]ry that’s over love [G]when you’re [D7]apart
Just a [G]thief in the [D7]night is [G]all I’ve ever [G7]been
No you [C]don’t have to be [D7]present to [G]win[/chordpress]

 

FAQ

 

Who sang the the song You Don’t Have To Be Present To Win?
– The song You Don’t Have To Be Present To Win was sang by Lefty Frizzell.

 

Who is Lefty Frizzell?
– William Orville “Lefty” Frizzell (March 31, 1928 – July 19, 1975) was an American country music singer-songwriter and honky-tonk singer.He gained prominence in 1950 after two major hits, and throughout the decade was a very popular country performer.
Frizzell influenced a number of other country singers, including George Jones, Willie Nelson, Roy Orbison, The Everly Brothers, Keith Whitley, Merle Haggard, and John Fogerty. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1982. After the death of Hank Williams in 1953, Frizzell released many songs that charted in the Top 10 of the Hot Country Songs charts. His success did not carry on into the 1960s, and after suffering from alcoholism, he died at age 47.
A vocalist who set the style of singing “the country way” for the generations that followed, Frizzell became one of the most successful and influential artists of country music throughout his career. He smoothed out the rough edges of a honky tonk song by sounding out syllables longer and singing longer. Because of this, his music became much more mainstream without losing its honky-tonk attitude and persona.

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