A Timeless Country Song: “Don’t Cry Joni” – Live Duet of Conway Twitty and Daughter Joni

This is a timeless beautiful duet of a Conway Twitty song Don’t Cry Joni. This song was written by Conway Twitty and he recorded it with his daughter Joni Lee and released as a single in 1975. The recording peaked at number 63 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

About Conway Twitty

Conway Twitty was born Harold Lloyd Jenkins. He was an American country music singer. He was fairly famous for his works in the rock, rock and roll, pop, and R&B genres as well. Conway is well-loved for his evergreen duets with the legendary country music singer Loretta Lynn. He won a total of five Academy of Country Music awards and four Country Music Association awards. Conway produced some of the most iconic country music songs with Loretta Lynn with twelve of their duets making it to the Billboard’s hot country singles chart. His popular tracks include: ‘After the Fire is Gone’, ‘As Soon as I Hang Up the Phone’, ‘Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man’, ‘Feelins’, ‘Hello Darlin’, ‘It’s Only Make Believe’, ‘Crazy in Love’, and ‘Desperado Love’. He is considered among the greatest country singers of all time with approximately 50 singles on the country and rock charts.

Don’t Cry Joni Lyrics

Conway Twitty, Joni Lee

Jimmy please say you’ll wait for me
I’ll grow up someday you’ll see
Savin’ all my kisses just for you
Signed with love forever true

Joni was the girl who lived next door
I’ve known her I guess 10 years or more
Joni wrote me a note one day
And this is what she had to say

Jimmy please say you’ll wait for me
I’ll grow up someday you’ll see
Savin’ all my kisses just for you
Signed with love forever true

Slowly I read her note once more
Then I went over to the house next door
Her teardrops fell like rain that day
When I told Joni what I had to say

Joni, Joni, please don’t cry
You’ll forget me by and by
You’re just fifteen I’m twenty two
Joni I just can’t wait for you

Soon I left our little home town
Got me a job and tried to settle down
But her words kept haunting my memory
The words that Joni said to me
Jimmy please say you’ll wait for me
I’ll grow up someday you’ll see
Savin’ all my kisses just for you
Signed with love forever true

I packed my clothes and I caught a plane
I had to see Joni, I had to explain
How my heart was filled with her memory
And ask my Joni if she’d marry me

I ran all the way to the house next door
But things weren’t like they were before
My teardrops fell like rain that day
When I heard what Joni had to say

Jimmy Jimmy please don’t cry
You’ll forget me by and by
It’s been five years since you’ve been gone
Jimmy I married your best friend John.

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Conway Twitty

Don’t Cry Joni lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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Alan Jackson – Here In The Real World – Keepin’ It Country

Watch this live concert performance of Alan Jackson of one of his top songs ” Here in the Real World.” This song was released in January 1990 as the second single and title track from his debut album Here in the Real World, and in early 1990 it became his first Top 10 country hit. The song reached a peak of number 3 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts, and number 1 on the Canadian RPM Top Country Tracks charts. Jackson wrote the song with Mark Irwin.

About Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson was born in the small town of Newnan, Georgia, on October 17, 1958. He grew up singing gospel music, both in church and at home with his family, and as a teenager he performed locally as part of a country duo. He left school to work and married his high-school sweetheart, Denise, who worked as an airline stewardess. In 1989, Jackson became the first artist signed to Arista’s new country division. Jackson’s debut album, Here in the Real World, was issued in 1990 and became a platinum-selling hit on the strength of four Top Five hits: the title cut, “Chasin’ That Neon Rainbow,” “Wanted,” and the first of many chart-toppers, “I’d Love You All Over Again.” He shot to full-fledged superstardom with the follow-up, 1991’s Don’t Rock the Jukebox, whose title track was an inescapable number one smash that year.

Here In The Real World Lyrics

Cowboys don’t cry, and heroes don’t die
Good always wins, again and again
And love is a sweet dream that always comes true
Oh, if life were like the movies, I’d never be blue

But here in the real world
It’s not that easy at all
‘Cause when hearts get broken
It’s real tears that fall
And darlin’ it’s sad but true
But the one thing I’ve learned from you
Is how the boy don’t always get the girl
Here in the real world

I gave you my love, but that wasn’t enough
To hold your heart, when times got rough
And tonight on that silver screen
It’ll end like it should
Two lovers will make it through
Like I hoped we would

But here in the real world
It’s not that easy at all
‘Cause when hearts get broken
It’s real tears that fall
And darlin’ it’s sad but true
But the one thing I’ve learned from you
Is how the boy don’t always get the girl
Here in the real world

No, the boy don’t always get the girl
Here in the real world

Here In The Real World (Official Music Video)

Source: LyricFind Songwriters: Mark Irwin / Alan Jackson

Here in the Real World lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

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George Jones Classic Song: “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes”

Enjoy this classic song by the legendary George Jones entitled “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes”. This song was written by Troy Seals and Max D. Barnes. It was released in June 1985 as the first single and title track from the album Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes. The song peaked at number three on the Hot Country Singles chart. Feel free to share!

George Glenn Jones was born on September 12, 1931, in Saratoga, Texas. He has been called “The Rolls Royce Of Country Music” and had more than 160 chart singles to his name from 1955 until his death in 2013. Johnny Cash once said, “When people ask me who my favorite country singer is, I say, ‘You mean besides George Jones?’”

Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes Lyrics

You know this old world is full of singers
But just a few are chosen
To tear your heart out when they sing
Imagine life without them
All your, radio heroes
Like the outlaw that walks through Jesse’s dream

No, there will never be another
Red-headed stranger
A Man in Black and Folsom Prison Blues
The Okie from Muskogee
Or Hello Darling
Lord I wonder, who’s gonna fill their shoes

Who’s gonna fill their shoes
Who’s gonna stand that tall
Who’s gonna play the Opry
And the Wabash Cannonball
Who’s gonna give their heart and soul
To get to me and you
Lord I wonder, who’s gonna fill their shoes

God bless the boys from Memphis
Blue Suede Shoes and Elvis
Much too soon he left this world in tears
They tore up the Fifties
Old Jerry Lee and Charlie
And old Go Cat Go still echoes through the years

You know the heart of country music
Still beats in Luke the Drifter
You can tell when hew sings I Saw the Light
Old Marty, Hank and Lefty
Why I can feel them right here with me
On this Silver Eagle rolling through the night

Who’s gonna fill their shoes
Who’s gonna stand that tall
Who’s gonna play the Opry
And the Wabash Cannonball
Who’s gonna give their heart and soul
To get to me and you
Lord I wonder, who’s gonna fill their shoes

Yes I wonder, who’s gonna fill their shoes?

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: T. Seals / M.d. Barnes

Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes lyrics © Wb Music Corp., Sony/atv Tree Publishing

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