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Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers - Broken Lady

It reached number #5 on the charts of the US Hot Country Songs, remaining a total of 19 weeks on the charts. In the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts, It also reached at number #5. The song won him a Grammy Award in 1976 for Best Country Song.

Broken Lady

“Broken Lady”, a song written by Larry Gatlin, was recorded by Larry Gatlin With Family & Friends for the Monument label, in May 1975, at Monument Recording Studio, 114 17th Ave. South, Nashville, TN. In the recording session of the album, Larry was accompanied by: Chip Young (guitar) , Dennis Linde (guitar), Grady Martin (guitar), Jerry Shook (guitar), James Colvard (guitar), John Christopher (guitar), Ray Edenton (guitar), Reggie Young (guitar), Steve Gibson (guitar), Weldon Myrick (steel), Lloyd Green (steel and dobro), Alan Rush, Henry Strzelecki and Tommy Cogbill (bass), Buddy Harman, Gene Chrisman, Jerry Carrigan, Kenny Buttrey and Randy Cullers (drums), Bobby Emmons, Bobby Ogdin, Bobby Wood, Randy Goodrum and Ron Oakes (keyboards). With the production of Fred Foster, the song was released in December 1975. On March 27, 1976, it reached number #5 on the charts of the US Hot Country Songs, remaining a total of 19 weeks on the charts. In the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts, It also reached at number #5. The song won him a Grammy Award in 1976 for Best Country Song.

 

The song was included in Larry Gatlin's fourth studio album, Larry Gatlin with Family and Friends (Monument 1976), the album was released in early 1976, reaching number # 24, on May 26, 1976, on the charts of US Top Country Albums, remaining on the charts a total of 11 weeks.

Versions:

 

New City Grass with Timmy Crouch 1977 (Wildfire Records)

Dottie West 1978 (United Artists Records)

Billie Jo Spears 1981 (Liberty)

Tumbleweeds 1981 (Killroy)

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Larry Gatlin - Broken Lady Lyrics

 

She's a broken lady, waiting to be mended

Like a potter would mend a broken vase

A broken lady, waiting to be mended

And have what's left of the pieces put back in place

Her love is like a fortress around a man she would have died for

Taking care to take of all he needed

But the ladies fortress slowly turned into a prison

And the warning signs he gave, she never heeded

She vowed every morning that what God joined together

No one else in the world could pull apart

Then the walls came tumbling to the ground

And her world came crashing down around her heart

Now she's a broken lady, waiting to be mended

Like a potter would mend a broken vase

A broken lady, waiting to be mended

And have what's left of the pieces put back in place

She's a broken lady, waiting to be mended

And have what's left of the pieces put back in place



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