Back Street Affair Song Lyrics and Chords by Webb Pierce
[chordpress float=”none” format=”yes” hbnotation=”no” interactive=”no” transpose=”0″]Back Street Affair
Recorded by Webb Pierce
Billy Wallace and Jimmy Rule
[G]You didn’t know I wasn’t free when you [C]fell in love with [G]me
And with all your young [D7]heart you learned to [G]care
It brought you shame and disgrace the world has [C]tumbled in your [D7]face
Cause they [G]call our love a [D7]back street [G]affair
They say you wrecked my home I’m a [C]husband that’s gone [G]wrong
They don’t know the sorrow [D7]that we’ve had to [G]bear
For the one that I’m tied to was the [C]first to be un[D7]true
Yes they [G]call our love a [D7]back street [G]affair
We have each other now that’s all that [C]matters any[G]how
Oh the judgment of [D7]gossip’s never [G]fair
We’ll just be brave and strong then some[C]day they’ll see they’re [D7]wrong
So let [G]them call our love a [D7]back street [G]affair
We’ll be free to love someday when all the [C]talk is died [G]away
And the happiness we’ve [D7]hoped for then we’ll [G]share
I’ll climb a mountain high and [C]the world will hear me [D7]cry
That our [G]love is not a [D7]back street [G]affair[/chordpress]
Who sang the the song Back Street Affair?
– The song Back Street Affair was sang by Webb Pierce.
Who is Webb Pierce?
– Michael Webb Pierce (August 8, 1921 – February 24, 1991) was an American honky-tonk vocalist, songwriter and guitarist of the 1950s, one of the most popular of the genre, charting more number one hits than any other country artist during the decade.
His biggest hit was “In the Jailhouse Now,” which charted for 37 weeks in 1955, 21 of them at number one. Pierce also charted number one for several weeks each with his recordings of “Slowly” (1954), “Love, Love, Love” (1955), “I Don’t Care” (1955), “There Stands the Glass” (1953), “More and More” (1954), “I Ain’t Never” (1959), and his first number one “Wondering,” which stayed at the top spot for four of its 27 weeks’ charting in 1952.
He recorded country gospel song “I Love Him Dearly” also. His iconic hit “Teenage Boogie” was covered by British band T. Rex as “I Love to Boogie” in 1974, but credited as being written by the group’s lead singer Marc Bolan and not Pierce. The music of Webb was also made popular during the British rockabilly scene in the 1980s and 1990s.
For many, Pierce, with his flamboyant Nudie suits and twin silver dollar-lined convertibles, became the most recognizable face of country music of the era and its excesses. Pierce was a one-time member of the Grand Ole Opry and was posthumously inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. A tribute album in his honor (produced by singer-songwriter Gail Davies) was released in 2001 entitled Caught in the Webb – A Tribute To Country Legend Webb Pierce.