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Gene Watson - Speak Softly

Was released on February 27, 1982. The song would arrive at number 9 of the lists of country singles in the USA and to the position number 4 in the Canadian charts. The song would be included in the tenth work of Gene, Old Loves Never Die (MCA 1981)

Song written by Stephen P. Spurgin & J. D. Mendenhall, was recorded by Gene Watson at the end of 1981, for the MCA label, with the production of Russ Reeder & Gene Watson, was released on February 27, 1982. The song would arrive at number 9 of the lists of country singles in the USA and to the position number 4 in the Canadian charts.

 

The song would be included in the tenth work of Gene, Old Loves Never Die (MCA 1981), Gene Watson’s ‘Old Loves Never Die’ was recorded at Sound Emporium Studio in Nashville (Recording and Mixing Engineer: Jim Williamson) and reached No.57 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart in 1981.

 

Gene Watson re-recorded ‘Speak Softly (You’re Talking to My Heart) and included the track on’ The Good Ole Days’ (Step One Records, 1996).

 

 

 

 

Versions:

 

Gene Watson 1981 (MCA)

Doyle Lawson 1985 (Sugarhill)

Berline, Crary & Hickman 1989 (Sugarhill)

Gene Watson 1996 ( Step One Records )

Ray Lynam 2015 ( Rosette Productions Ltd. )

Gene Watson – Speak Softly (You’re Talking to My Heart) Lyrics

When you finally tell me what I know is on your mind

Don’t cry, don’t let those teardrops start
Just tell me that you’re leaving and you’ll be gone for good
But speak softly, you’re talking to my heart

True love is a treasure that few men ever find
I thought that I’d found it from the start
Now it’s over, it’s so over
Only a fool would stay to watch it fall apart

How I tried to change your mind
I sold my soul, lost my pride
What’s that reflection in your eyes
Is it your plan to love another man?

How I tried to change your mind
I sold my soul, lost my pride
What’s that reflection in your eyes
Is it your plan to love another man?

When you finally tell me what I know is on your mind
Don’t cry, don’t let those teardrops start
Just tell me that you’re leaving and you’ll be gone for good
But speak softly, you’re talking to my heart
But speak softly, you’re talking to my heart



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