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~  T-R-O-U-B-L-E  ~



Well I play and old guitar from nine till a half past one
I'm just tryin' to make a livin' watchin' everybody else havin'  fun
Well, I don't miss much if it happens on a dance hall floor
Mercy, look what just walked through that door

Well, hello T-R-O-U-B-L-E
Tell me what in the world
You doin'  A-L-O-N-E
Yeah say hey good L-double O-K-I-N-G
I smell T-R-O-U-B-L-E

I was a little bitty baby when my papa hit the skids
Mama had a time tryin' to raise nine kids
She told me not to stare 'cause it was impolite
She did the best she could to try to raise me right
But mama never told me 'bout nothin'  like Y-O-U
Bet, your mama must have been another good lookin' honey too
Hey  good L-double-O-K-I-N-G
Well I  smell T-R-O-U-B-L-E

You sweet talkin', sexy walkin', honky tonkin' baby
The men are gonna love you and the women gonna hate you
Remindin' them of everything they're never gonna be
May be the beginning of a world war three
Cause the world ain't ready for nothing like Y-O-U
I bet your mama must have been another good lookin' mama too
Hey, say, good L-double O-K-I-N-G
Well I smell T-R-O-U-B-L-E

I said hey
I said hey

I said hey
I said hey
I said hey
I said  (Hey)
(Well) I smell T-R-O-U-B-L-E

(words and music by JERRY CHESNUT)


When ELVIS heard this song for the first time He said "this song will be a Rock Standard". He released it in 1975. Wayne Newton cut it in about 1980. Both of these were wonderful records and Newton opened his show with it for months. However down in Georgia a teenager named Travis Tritt heard the Elvis record and started doing it in clubs night after night.
Then in 1992, Travis made good the Elvis prediction and recorded the Standard Version. The Single took off like gangbusters. The Number One video followed. The Superbowl Version covered the world.
The "Son-In-Law " Movie usage, sure didn't hurt.
The "TROUBLE" album was in the Billboard chart for months. Then "The Greatest Hits From the Beginning" album included it and hung in the chart for four years.
Now it's in the "ROCKIN SIDE" Travis Tritt album and still in the charts after ten years. The BMI radio plays have logged in the millions, simply proving............GREAT SONGS NEVER DIE  !!!!!!!!!!!! 
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