Ernest Tubb performs "Fortune In Memories"

Ernest Dale Tubb (February 9, 1914 – September 6, 1984), nicknamed the Texas Troubadour, was an American singer and songwriter and one of the pioneers of country music. His biggest career hit song, "Walking the Floor Over You" (1941), marked the rise of the honky tonk style of music.In 1948, he was the first singer to record a hit version of Billy Hayes and Jay W. Johnson's "Blue Christmas", a song more commonly associated with Elvis Presley and his late-1950s version. Another well-known Tubb hit was "Waltz Across Texas" (1965) (written by his nephew Quanah Talmadge Tubb (Billy Talmadge), which became one of his most requested songs and is often used in dance halls throughout Texas during waltz lessons. Tubb recorded duets with the then up-and-coming Loretta Lynn in the early 1960s, including their hit "Sweet Thang". Tubb is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Ernest Tubb - Fortune In Memories lyrics


I've got fortunes in memories

Of your walk your talk your smile 

I've got treasures of heartaches

And old dreams out of style


I've got bundles of broken vows

Collected through the years

I've got fortunes in memories

And they all were bought with tears


All my life I've been in love 

With you and now you're gone

All I own is memories 

Of you that linger on


In some ways you left me nothing 

But the losers share

In some ways I guess I am

A sort of millionaire  



Take the pretty little lies

You told me one by one

Take the careless cruel things

The sweet things you have done


Count them all as lost and

They are more than I can bare

Count them all as memories 

And I am a millionaire

Escribir comentario

Comentarios: 0