Tuesday, December 14, 2010

George Jones Sings "Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes?"


Standing on the shoulders of giants we are; another popular musical paean to the past:
    You know this old world is full of singers
    But just a few are chosen
    To tear your heart out when they sing
    Imagine life without them
    All your radio heroes
    Like the outlaw that walks through Jesse's dream

    No, there will never be another
    Red-headed stranger
    A Man in Black and Folsom Prison Blues
    The Okie from Muskogee
    Or Hello Darling
    Lord I wonder, who's gonna fill their shoes

    (Chorus:)
    Who's gonna fill their shoes
    Who's gonna stand that tall
    Who's gonna play the Opry
    And the Wabash Cannonball
    Who's gonna give their heart and soul
    To get to me and you
    Lord I wonder, who's gonna fill their shoes

    God bless the boys from Memphis
    Blue Suede Shoes and Elvis
    Much too soon he left this world in tears
    They tore up the Fifties
    Old Jerry Lee and Charlie
    And old Go Cat Go still echoes through the years

    You know the heart of country music
    Still beats in Luke the Drifer
    You can tell when hew sings I Saw the Light
    Old Marty, Hank and Lefty
    Why I can feel them right here with me
    On this Silver Eagle rolling through the night

    (Repeat chorus)
One thing's for certain; they don't make voices like George Jones's any more. If music videos are your thing — George Jones - Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes?

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