Hank Williams Jr. performs “Honky Tonkin’” Official Video Clip.

Would be released in May 1982, on August 7 of the same year the song would reach number one of the US Hot Country Songs.

YouTube HankJrOfficial Channel
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Honky Tonkin’:

Single Hank Williams Jr. ( Elektra 1982 )
Single Hank Williams Jr. ( Elektra 1982 )

In 1982, Hank Williams Jr, recorded a version for the Elektra / Curb label, with the production of Jimmy Bowen, would be released in May 1982, on August 7 of the same year the song would reach number one of the US Hot Country Songs.

The song would be included on the album, High Notes (Elektra / Curb 1982). The album would rank number 3 U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums.

Story Of The Song

Hank Williams “Honky Tonkin’” Original Single 1947.

Lp cover Hank Williams Jr ( Elektra 1982 )
Lp cover Hank Williams Jr ( Elektra 1982 )

Some versions :

Spade Cooley & His Orchestra 1950 ( RCA Victor )
George Jones 1960 ( Mercury )
Jim Ed Brown 1968 ( RCA Victor )
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band 1972 ( United Artists Records )
Townes Van Zandt 1973 ( Poppy )
Gary Stewart 1978 ( RCA Victor )
Hank williams Jr. 1982 (Elektra)
Merle Haggard 2001 ( Anti- Records )
Leslie Tom 2018 ( Coastal Bend Music )

Hank Williams – Honky Tonkin’ Lyrics

When you are sad and lonely and have no place to go
Call me up, sweet baby, and bring along some dough
And we’ll go Honky Tonkin’, Honky Tonkin’
Honky Tonkin’, Honey Baby
We’ll go Honky Tonkin’ ’round this town.

When you and your baby have a fallin’ out
Just call me up sweet mama and we’ll go steppin’ out
And we’ll go Honky Tonkin’, Honky Tonkin’
Honky Tonkin’, Honey Baby
We’ll go Honky Tonkin’ ’round this town.
We’re goin’ to the city – to the city fair

If you go to the city then you will find me there
And we’ll go Honky Tonkin’, Honky Tonkin’
Honky Tonkin’, Honey Baby
We’ll go Honky Tonkin’ ’round this town.

[Repeat first verse]

Lp cover Hank Williams ( MGM 1955 )
Lp cover Hank Williams ( MGM 1955 )

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