Jerry Lee Lewis Old Country Music Lyrics will give you "The Killer's" version on what I believe to be the very best recorded version of the classic Country Music song "Workin' Man Blues," originally released a year earlier by Merle Haggard.
In the Jerry Lee Lewis version released on the LP album, "She Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye," he adlibs during the instrumental break, "Down in Lou'siana, we call that boogie woogie!"
The Jerry Lee Lewis songs on these pages will reveal why I believe Lewis was, and still is, one of the top country singers of all time and also why he has been one of the most influential musicians in country music.
"Workin' Man Blues" was recorded by Lewis fifty years ago. To this day I cannot believe this song never charted and the album "Killer Country" only made it to #35 on the charts. When you listen to Jerry Lee's version you may agree...and you may not agree where the song should rank, but let me point out my view about Jerry Lee's version.
Jerry Lee's recordings for Sun records were some real classics, but "Workin' Man Blues" represents the "Killer" on an entirely different level. I listened to Jerry Lee Lewis in the 50s and his sound gets me as excited today as it did at thirteen when I discovered "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On" for the first time.
On the "Killer Country" album he hits high notes and falsettos in the middle of phrases without effort and his piano playing style is Jerry Lee at his best. Country, Classic Rock, Blues and Rockabilly, Lewis can do it all with ease.
Merle Haggard wrote this song and it became a #1 hit for him in 1969.
When I learned that James Burton, one of my favorite guitar players, played lead guitar on this song for Merle, I liked it even more. Read about James here.
When I listened to this version and learned Burton also played lead for Lewis, I was just blown away. One of the greatest Rock guitar artists and the greatest Rock and Roll Honky Tonk piano player of all time on the same song.
Merle wrote it, he owns it and got the seal of approval from his fans who made this a #1 song. He is without question one of the top Country Music artists of all time, and my favorite. But on this song....I like Jerry Lee's version.
If you have never heard this version with Lewis' boogie woogie piano a word of caution...Grab something and hold on because you may just find it difficult to stand in one place.
Jerry Lee plays with the energy and soul of a gospel singer, and incorporated much of this style into his music as well.
Lewis' style of talking and laughing during the song makes it even more special.
Love the ending when Jerry Lee says "I'm gettin' hot now, gonna sing another but I'm running out of time.
Classic Jerry Lee Lewis style!
"Tear Time" takes you through a feminine emotional experience and will touch your heart with the lyrics, "All it takes is the smallest thought of you ... Then tear time starts crying all night through." Read more ...
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Hottest rockabilly ever performed in one setting! Watch as Carl Perkins sings rockabilly songs with George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr and others. Read more...
This song brings back those special vinyl record memories of the summer of '79 when I spent many nights alone with Dolly and she whispered in my ear.
You're the only one...
You're the only one...
Take me back to where
we started from.
And let's make it now
Like we made it then.
This old heart ain't gonna break your heart again. Read More...
The song "Dream" reminds us of those glamorous movie stars of the '40s,' 50s, and early '60s. The one thing they all shared was a level of glamor we still aspire to today. This is a song everyone should have in their music collection. Read more ...
It's not often we have the pleasure of hearing a cover song outshine the original, but this song sure comes close. Read more...
Merle Haggard made country music a pleasure to listen to and the way it should be played. Read more...
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One of the all time classic country cheating songs that finds the singer having a torrid affair with a lover in another city and state. Read more...
"I was dancing with my darling to the Tennessee Waltz
When an old friend I happened to see..
Introduced her to my loved one, and while they were dancing,
My friend stole my sweetheart from me"
The song "True Love Ways" was recorded in the presence of Buddy's wife, and should be appreciated for the impact of this great song, and the love that inspired it. Read the story here.