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The Statler Brothers performs "Don't Forget Yourself"

The Statler Brothers performs "Don't Forget Yourself"

The Statler Brothers (sometimes referred to in country music circles as simply The Statlers) were an American country music, gospel, and vocal group. The quartet was formed in 1955 performing locally and, in 1964, they began singing backup for Johnny Cash.

Originally performing gospel music at local churches, the group billed themselves as The Four Star Quartet, and later The Kingsmen.In 1963, when the song "Louie, Louie" by the garage rock band also called The Kingsmen became famous, the group elected to bill themselves as The Statler Brothers. Despite the name, only two members of the group (Don and Harold Reid) are actual brothers and none has the surname of Statler. The band, in fact, named themselves after a brand of facial tissue they had noticed in a hotel room (they joked that they could have turned out to be the Kleenex Brothers).Don Reid sang lead; Harold Reid, Don's older brother, sang bass; Phil Balsley sang baritone; and Lew DeWitt sang tenor and was the guitarist of the Statlers before being replaced by Jimmy Fortune in 1983 due to DeWitt's ill health.DeWitt continued to perform as a solo artist until his death on August 15, 1990, from heart and kidney disease.

Statler Brothers - Don't Forget Yourself Lyrics

 

You're right we both could use a small vacation

It may not work but then again it might

You can go to California to see your mother

And maybe when you get back things might be right.

Don't forget your raincoat it gets stormy in the west

Don't forget your swimsuit you'll have sunshine at its best

Don't forget to take some pictures everyone will want to see

And don't forget yourself when you're that far away from me.

Call and let me know when you get there

And when she asks you why I'm not along

Tell your mother business wouldn't let me

Have a good time but don't forget where you belong.

 

Don't forget your raincoat it gets stormy in the west

Don't forget your swimsuit you'll have sunshine at its best

Don't forget to take some pictures everyone will want to see

And don't forget yourself when you're that far away from me.

 

And don't forget yourself when you're that far away from me...


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