Country Music Hall Of Fame by Desmond Kelly ‘the Star of eLanka’
It is certainly not too often that a ” Musical- Melody” has been “copied” even twice, using different “lyrics”, so, especially for my readers of eLanka, I now give you a very popular Country-tune that has been copied on FOUR different occasions by very well- known vocalists who have all made this “song” a huge “hit” in their various eras of popularity. I cannot “pick” a favourite from them so hopefully, you could get each version on “you-tube” & pick your own.
“THE WILD SIDE OF LIFE” (ORIGINAL TITLE).
HOW I LOVE THAT OLD MELODY THEY’RE PLAYING
SEEMS I’VE HEARD IT IN SO MANY DIFFERENT SONGS
IT’S MADE “STARS” OUT OF “COUNTRY MUSIC” SINGERS
AND SOMEHOW IT KEEPS PLAYING ON & ON.
OH, I’M THINKING TONIGHT OF MY BLUE EYES
SEEMS I’VE HEARD THAT “COUNTRY-SONG “SINCE TIME BEGAN
IT WAS THERE, WITH OUR SOLDIERS DURING WARTIME
AND,TODAY,YOU STILL HEAR IT NOW & THEN.
ROY ACUFF WAS A YOUNG “COUNTRY-SINGER”
HIS RECORDS WERE JUST STARTING TO BE HEARD
THIS OLD TUNE TOOK HIM RIGHT ON UP TO STARDOM
ON THE WINGS OF THAT OLD SPECKLED BIRD
HANK THOMPSON IS A “COUNTRY-MUSIC” LEGEND
HE SANG WESTERN SWING & SONGS OF GRIEF & STRIFE
THAT SAME TUNE GAVE OLD HANK THE BREAK HE NEEDED
ON A “RECORD” CALLED “THE WILD SIDE OF LIFE”
A YOUNG GIRL MADE THE WORLD STOP & LISTEN
KITTY WELLS WAS THAT YOUNG SINGER’S NAME
IT WASN’T GOD WHO MADE HONKY-TONK ANGELS
THAT MELODY RANG CLEAR AS COUNTRY-RAIN
Star of eLanka.
Original Song was written by
Songwriters Arlie Carter & William Warren.