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The King Of Western Swing Song Lyrics and Chords

 

The King Of Western Swing Song Lyrics and Chords by Hank Thompson

 

The King Of Western Swing
Recorded by Hank Thompson
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They call me Mr. Honky Tonk the  
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king of western  
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swing
 
There's something in that music that I  
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love to pick and  
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sing
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When the band starts playing you can  
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hear them fiddles  
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ring
 
They  
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call me Mr.  
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Honky Tonk the  
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king of western  
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swing
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When I hear that steel guitar it  
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makes me feel so proud
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Pretty girls a dancing just  
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listen to that  
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crowd
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From Tennessee to Texas when they  
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hear me do my  
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thing
 
They  
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call me Mr.  
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Honky Tonk the  
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king of western  
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swing
 
You'll find me on the band stand  
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almost every  
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night
 
Anywhere there's beer and wine and  
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flashing neon  
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lights
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They dosey doe to the Cotton Eyed Joe and  
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even do the buck and  
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wing
 
They  
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call me Mr.  
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Honky Tonk the  
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king of western  
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swing
Repeat #2
 
They  
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call me Mr.  
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Honky Tonk the  
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king of western  
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swing

 

FAQ

 

Who sang the the song The King Of Western Swing?
- The song The King Of Western Swing 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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