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RIP Hank Thompson


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All of you vintage country fans will know who I'm talking about. The guy was huge in his day, with 29 top ten hits on the country charts during his career. I was fortunate enough to see him the summer before last when he performed at the MN State Fair.

 

http://www.cmt.com/news/articles/1573692/20071107/thompson_hank.jhtml

 

I find it absolute perplexing that country artists who were absolutely HUGE stars in their day are virtually unknown now. Some are still well known (Hank Williams, Johhny Cash, Patsy Cline, etc) but a lot of them who were even bigger stars than the aforementioned have no name recognition anymore. I mean, who here knows who Eddy Arnold is?

 

Anyway, RIP Hank Thompson. He was one of a kind. I encourage all of you to check his music out if you haven't already. Here's an inexpensive way to get into his material.

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When people ask me if I like Hank... I say, "Which one?"

 

HT is one of my favorite old Honky Tonkers. And in honor of his passing on... I would like to sing a song that I feel he would have appreciated at this time:

 

 

Hey, Mister Bartender

Please don't be so slow

I got time for one more round

And a six-pack to go

 

Tomorrow mornin's Sunday

I'm gonna be feelin' low

So please, please Bartender

I want a six-pack to go

 

I've been a-drinkin' all day long

Takin' in the town

I've done spent my whole paycheck

Just-a honky-tonkin' round

 

I don't have enough to pay my rent

I ain't gonna worry though

I got time for one more round

And a six-pack to go

 

Hey, Mister Bartender

Please don't be so slow

I got time for one more round

And a six-pack to go

 

Tomorrow mornin's Sunday

I'm gonna be feeling low

So please, please Bartender

I want a six-pack to go

 

I've been a-drinkin' all day long

Takin' in the town

I've done spent my whole paycheck

Just-a honky-tonkin' round

 

Well, I don't have enough to pay my rent

I ain't gonna worry though

I got time for one more round

And a six-pack to go

 

ONE SIX-PACK TO GO!

 

 

RIP Hank...

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