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Stirring Up The Ashes Song Lyrics and Chords

 

Stirring Up The Ashes Song Lyrics and Chords by Hank Thompson

 

Stirring Up The Ashes
Written and Recorded by Hank Thompson

 
G 
I'm stirring up th
E7 
e ashes of a
C 
n old flame of mine
D7 
Stomping any ember that may  
G 
still be left  
D7 
behind
 
If I  
G 
find the spark still glowing from the  
C 
love that we once knew
 
Then  
D7 
I'll keep stirring ashes till I've forgot
G 
ten 
 
you
 
When  
D7 
flames of love are leaping they  
G 
seem to seek the sky
 
But a  
A7 
wisp of wilting water was your  
D7 
each and every lie
 
The  
G 
flame that once was raging has  
C 
simmered to the ground
 
And  
D7 
I'm stirring ashes to be sure you're  
G 
not 
 
around
 
I'm stirring up th
E7 
e ashes from a
C 
n old love affair
 
To be  
D7 
certain nothing lingers to be  
G 
sure that I don'
D7 
 
care
 
A  
G 
coal left unattended may be  
C 
tempted by the wind
 
To  
D7 
flame up in a romance that I never want  
G 
again
 
I  
D7 
was just a sacrifice  
G 
to your lover's power
 
A  
A7 
lamb led to the slaughter as my  
D7 
hopes reach high and higher
 
Something  
G 
subtle may be buried in those  
C 
ashes deep and gray
 
So  
D7 
I'll keep stirring ashes to be sure you sta
G 
 
away

 

FAQ

 

Who sang the the song Stirring Up The Ashes?
- The song Stirring Up The Ashes 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.

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