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George Jones – A Good Year For The Roses (1970)

Posted today following the news of George Jones’ passing at the age of 81.

For many people, George Jones will have first crossed their radar as a result of the stunning cover of this record by Elvis Costello on his “Almost Blue” LP (and single) of 1981.

Married to Tammy Wynette for a few years in the early 1970s, George Jones was one of the towering figures in the development of country music. A Good Year for the Roses is a superb record; paradoxically, not a George Jones penned original though his is the definitive reading!

Take it away George …

I can hardly bear the sight of lipstick on the cigarettes there in the ashtray

Lyin’ cold the way you left ’em, but at least your lips caressed them while you packed

And a lip-print on a half-filled cup of coffee that you poured and didn’t drink

But at least you thought you wanted it, that’s so much more than I can say for me ….


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