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​Honky Tonk Music

This song is by Jerry Jeff Walker and appears on the album A Man Must Carry On, Volume One (1977).

Every night I play the places
Neon lights and smilin' faces
People laugh and talk away the evenings while I play
Ask myself, "Why do I do it?".
Guess there must be somethin' to it.
Getting' paid for doin' something I'd be doin' anyway

And I'm just playing that honky tonk music
That's the kind I like to play
Just playing that honky tonk music
That's the kind I like to play

Wish that I could have a dollar
For every drunk that I've heard holler
Every barroom brawler I've seen
Just sleepin' off his fight.
And all the stories I've been told
Guess I'd have me a pot of gold
Even if half the stories told
Had turned out to be right.

Seen a lot of women lied to
And sometimes I've even tried to
When the night is gettin' late
And the ladies look so good
I've been in bars I didn't care for
I asked myself "What was it there for?"
All in all I wouldn't changes things
Even if I could