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« on: April 01, 2004, 06:56:18 PM »

Can anyone provide me with the lyrics to the title song of Honkytonk Man????? Thanks in advance.
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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2004, 07:59:41 PM »

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Honky Tonk Man

By Dewayne Blackwell

Well I've never seen you look quite so sad,
And I've never felt me feel quite so bad,
And I know we both feel that we have been had,
Well I guess they were just not that strong.

So I lost my woman and you lost your man,
And who knows who's right or who's wrong,
But I've got my guitar and I've got a plan,
Throw your arms 'round this honky tonk man!

Throw your arms 'round this honky tonk man,
And we'll get through this night the best way we can!
It's the best ol' pain killer since hurtin' began,
Throw your arms 'round this honky tonk man!

I miss that woman, you miss him too,
There's not a hell of a lot we can do,
But cling to each other 'till the hurtin' is through,
But the hurt can only last just so long.

You'll be my woman, I'll be your man,
Even if just for a while,
I've still got my guitar and I've got a plan,
Throw your arms 'round this honky tonk man!

Throw your arms 'round this honky tonk man,
And we'll get through this night the best way we can!
It's the best ol' pain killer since hurtin' began,
Throw your arms 'round this honky tonk man!
Throw your arms 'round this honky tonk man!

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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2004, 01:15:49 AM »

What key was you singin' that in KC..... ;) :)
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« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2004, 01:46:52 AM »

how about lyrics from some of the other songs in the soundtrack?

i particularly like the "3 fiddle play" song

is there a website for all this?
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« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2004, 12:09:21 PM »

how about lyrics from some of the other songs in the soundtrack?

i particularly like the "3 fiddle play" song

is there a website for all this?

Thr title song is my favorite in the film, but 2nd would probably be When I Sing About You. Is there a site, by the way??????
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« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2004, 12:55:05 PM »

If  get time i'll work out a guitar tab for Honkytonk Man.  If anyone knows it already though it would be good if you could attach a link to save me the trouble.
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2004, 08:58:49 AM »

OK - I said i'd tab it but couldn't really be bothered so here are just the chords.  Strumming is simple up and down at a regular rythum.  Capo at second fret to play along with Clint.  I tried adding a harmonica solo as well which sounded pretty good.  Just add an extra non singing verse or chorus and improvise a solo on guitar or harmonica and its sounds good.

I've also tabbed the Unforgiven theme in the past and put it on the old web board.  Maybe a moderator could add a link if possible or PM me if you want it and i'll do it again and stick it on the board.  Enjoy.

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Capo on second.

(G) I've never seen you (B7) look quite so sad
I've (C) never felt me (G) feel quite so bad
And (C) I know we both (G) feel that (B7) we have been (Em) had
Well (A7) I guess we were just not that (D7) strong
So (C) I lost my (G) woman and you (B7) lost your man
And (C)  who knows who's (G) right and who's (B7) wrong
But (C) I've got my (G) guitar and I've got a (C) plan
Throw (G) your arms (D7) around this honkytonk (G) man

Chorus
Throw (C) your arms around this honkytonk (G) man
And (C) we'll get through this night the (Am) best way we (D7) can
It's (C) the best ol' pain (G) killer since (B7) hurtin (C) began
Throw (G) your arms around (D7) this honkytonk (G) man

(G) I  miss that woman and (B7) you miss him too
But (C) there's not a hell, of (G) alot we can do
But (C) cling to each (G) other till (B7) the hurtin is (Em) through
And the (A7) hurt can only last just so (D7) long
So (C) you be my (G) woman and i'll (B7) be your man
Even (C) if just (G) for a (B7) while
I (C) still got my (G) guitar and I've got a (C) plan
Throw (G) your arms around (D7) this honkytonk (G) man

Chorus twice to finish
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« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2004, 01:52:11 PM »

Hey.. thanks for that bigdai.. I manage to stumble round a few chords occasionaly... Now I can have a go at Honkytonk Man.... Cheers   ;)
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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2008, 02:10:04 PM »

OK - I said i'd tab it but couldn't really be bothered so here are just the chords.  Strumming is simple up and down at a regular rythum.  Capo at second fret to play along with Clint.  I tried adding a harmonica solo as well which sounded pretty good.  Just add an extra non singing verse or chorus and improvise a solo on guitar or harmonica and its sounds good.

I've also tabbed the Unforgiven theme in the past and put it on the old web board.  Maybe a moderator could add a link if possible or PM me if you want it and i'll do it again and stick it on the board.  Enjoy.


Sorry to impeach you here, bigdai, I'm not trying to start a flame war, but these chords are incorrect- though they are close.

How we used to play the song when I played in a cover band is as follows:
A                   C#m 
I've never seen you look quite so sad 
D                  A 
I've never felt me feel quite so bad 
    D         A              C#           F#m 
And I know we both feel that we have been had 
  B7                          E 
I guess we were just not that strong 
D         A         C#            F#m 
I lost my woman and you lost your man 
D               A               C#7 
Who knows who's right and who's wrong 
    D                 A          C#         F#m 
But I've still got my guitar and I've got a plan 
D          A                E          AD 
Throw your arms around this honky tonk man



 
           D                            A 
Throw your arms 'round this honky tonk man
          D                            B7         E   
And we'll get through this night the best way we can 
         D             A            C#m     F#m 
It's the best ol' pain killer since hurtin? began 
  D         A                E          A   
Throw your arms around this honky tonk man
 
 
 
And to give credit where it is due, I also double-checked this with 911 tabs, and they play it the same way we did.

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« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2008, 11:32:44 AM »

 :D

I realize this is an old topic; but I thought perhaps it might be relevant, in case some of you out there were using the "wrong" chords to play this song.

As BD surmised, however, you CAN play the song in the key of C as well. You should be able to easily transpose it from the info I gave you. Here's a start:

Intro Alternate C with C9 on each beat

C     C9     C9    C            Em
I've never felt....             sad

G                          C
And you've never felt....   bad

G               C            E                Am
And I know we both...               had

D7                    G
I guess...          strong


....And so forth. It's a straightforward, simple transposition. Play it in  whatever key you feel comfortable singing; it's based on that basic key progression that you first learn in piano class when you start learning how to build chords, like the song "O Cherie."

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« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2008, 11:41:17 AM »

OK - I said i'd tab it but couldn't really be bothered so here are just the chords.  Strumming is simple up and down at a regular rythum.  Capo at second fret to play along with Clint.  I tried adding a harmonica solo as well which sounded pretty good.  Just add an extra non singing verse or chorus and improvise a solo on guitar or harmonica and its sounds good.

I've also tabbed the Unforgiven theme in the past and put it on the old web board.  Maybe a moderator could add a link if possible or PM me if you want it and i'll do it again and stick it on the board.  Enjoy.


Ok, now that I look, I see you have transposed this in G, Bigdai. OK, my bad, I stand corrected- it's the same progression, so if you wanna play it in Gmaj, you CAN play it like this, although IMHO you left out a few chords. But what you have here is still basically correct. I'd start out though, alternating on each beat between a G and a G7. Then go to Bm, not B7. It starts with Bm (the "true" III chord as you progressively build chords in the key of G major) but then, in true folk tradition, it changes to B major thereafter - just to throw off the music majors, I guess.  ;D
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« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2008, 01:28:47 PM »

Thanks for the help for our musicians, GamerGirl! :)
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« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2008, 09:58:50 PM »

I love this song and have been looking for a MP3 for ages, does anyone know where I can get this song?
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« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2008, 01:25:02 AM »

There's a lyrics transcript of "When I Sing About You" in one of the posts of http://williamhanks.blogspot.com/ . I know this topic is well over its glory days but perhaps someone would find it useful :-)
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« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2008, 02:23:15 AM »

 :)  Thanks coiners &  welcome to this great Board !

                I love this song & this scene very much !     :D          Nice posting !   O0
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« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2008, 12:22:18 AM »

Thanks for the warm welcome  ;) What a forum to join!
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« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2009, 02:21:47 PM »

yes yes i know, the topic is old... but i need to post something in here so ill remember where to find the song because i cannot use the printer right now.

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« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2009, 02:48:54 PM »

I love this movie and I love this song.  I can never stop singing it after I watch the movie. 8)
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« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2009, 12:25:55 AM »

yes yes i know, the topic is old... but i need to post something in here so ill remember where to find the song because i cannot use the printer right now.

I sometimes add posts to the my favorites list if I want to come back to it, if for some reason I can't print it there and then.  :)
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« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2009, 01:53:05 PM »

I love this movie and I love this song.  I can never stop singing it after I watch the movie. 8)

It was the same for me  :)


I sometimes add posts to the my favorites list if I want to come back to it, if for some reason I can't print it there and then.  :)

i didnt know we could do that... ill have to check it out...
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