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Honky Tonk Town Song Lyrics and Chords

Hank Thompson

 

Honky Tonk Town Song Lyrics and Chords by Hank Thompson

 

Honky Tonk Town
Recorded by Hank Thompson
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Lights are bright all through the night in  
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honky tonk town
 
Each  
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Cabaret seems bright and gay when  
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love has turned you  
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down
 
The  
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jukebox plays to broken hearts the  
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saddest kind of songs
 
And red  
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wine flows each night for those who'
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s love affair wen
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wrong
 
For  
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them it’s just a one way street  
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a road of no return
 
For  
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each heartache a drink they’ll tak
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e but still the memorie
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burn
 
Just  
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smoke filled rooms and cheap perfume and the  
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call for another round
 
Life  
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wasn’t sweet to those you meet i
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n honky ton
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town
 
You’ll find that crime has all but died i
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n honky tonk town
 
No  
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longer proud I’ve joined the crowd an
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d laid my hono
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down
 
Vi
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sions of the one I love keeps  
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gnawing at my soul
 
Now  
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my heart pines meet flashing signs in an  
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atmosphere so  
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cold
 
I'
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m heading down that one way street  
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a road of no return
 
For  
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each heartache a drink I’ll tak
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e but still the memorie
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burn
 
Just  
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smoke filled rooms and cheap perfume and the  
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call for another round
 
With a  
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broken heart I’m now a part o
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f honky ton
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town

 

FAQ

 

Who sang the the song Honky Tonk Town?
– The song Honky Tonk Town 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.