Texas Melancholy Swing

Story Behind The Song

My dad, Flip LaFlesh, gets music credit on this one. It's exactly the type of stuff that he listened to and played (and played and played and played). My wife, Barbara, gets title/lyric credits for, while watching a half-hearted swing during a RedSox game

Song Description

A man, dumped, left to find solace in a lonely bar! What FUN !!

Song Length 3:08 Genre Country - Honky Tonk, Country - Traditional
Tempo Medium Fast (131 - 150) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Subject Bad Love, Horses Language English
Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

© 2007
Hank Thomas
all rights reserved

Texas Melancholy Swing

I'm gonna find myself a whole new way of dancin'
One that don't involve no stompin', jumps', or prancin'
Gonna sit all by myself and hold my head up low
And do the Texas, Melancholy Swing

Ain't no ride-em, rope-em cowboys here, sure ain't no movie stars
Just a corner booth inside a dingy dusty dim-lit bar
I'll hold my head in my two hands, slowly sway it side to side
And do the Texas, Melancholy Swing

BRIDGE
Ain't no reason for a sunny disposition on my face
No reasons I should smile and say I'm finishin' this race
Her choice is clearly made, she packed her bags and left me here
To do the Texas, melancholy swing

I guess you figured out by now just how this story's gotta end
In the name of love I begged and pleaded please don't go away
I can't live with you gone but she just laughed out loud
And left me here to do, the melancholy swing

I'm gonna find myself a whole new way of dancin'
One that don't involve no stompin', jumps', or prancin'
I'm gonna sit all by myself and hold my head up low
And do the Texas, Melancholy Swing

I'm gonna sit all by myself and hold my head up low
And do the Texas, Melancholy Swing

To MY ear it sounds very 50/60s Country.
If tha's what you're aiming for, you got it!
I wish you luck with it, it's a hard market to crack into, especially when everyone is looking for TOMORROWS' NEW sound

Great sound and performance. Well constructed song.

Lyrics T. LaFLesh/B. LaFlesh Music Hank Thomas/Flip LaFlesh
Producer Hank Thomas Publisher ThunderHead Productions
Performance Hank Thomas & Silent Thunder Label ThunderHead Records
This track is on 1 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
David Bruce Davis My Top Songs 11/24/2007

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