Bobby Bare performs “Shame On Me” at a concert in Oslo, Europe 1964.

Peaking at # 18 on the U.S Hot Country Songs charts, spending a total of 8 weeks on the charts. The song was featured on Bobby Bare's debut album “Detroit City” And Other Hits (RCA 1963)

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Shame On Me

Lp cover Bobby Bare ( RCA 1963 )
Lp cover Bobby Bare ( RCA 1963 )

“Shame on Me”, written by Lawton Williams and Bill Enis, was recorded by Bobby Bare for the RCA label, it was recorded on March 16, 1962, at RCA Victor Studio, 1611 Hawkins St., Nashville, TN. In the same recording session, “Above and beyond” was also recorded. At the recording session Bobby was accompanied by: Grady Martin (guitar), Ray Edenton (guitar), Henry Strzelecki (bass), William Ackerman (drums), Floyd Cramer (piano), Bill Justis (trumpet), Jim Hall (trombone), ERMcMillin (sax), Dorothy Ann Dillard, Millie Kirkham, Louis Nunley, William Wright, Jr. (chorus vocal). Produced by Chet Atkins, the song was released in May 1962, on September 22, 1962, peaking at # 18 on the U.S Hot Country Songs charts, spending a total of 8 weeks on the charts.

The song was featured on Bobby Bare’s debut album “Detroit City” And Other Hits (RCA 1963), the album was released in mid-1963, peaking at # 9 on January 11, 1964, in the US charts Top Country Albums, and remaining on the charts for a total of 8 weeks.



Versions:

Chuck Jackson 1967 (Wand)
Jan Howard 1969 (Decca)
Bob Luman 1975 (Epic)
Gene Rockwell 1976 (Epidemic)




Bobby Bare – Shame On Me Lyrics

Shame on me for hurting you what can I say what can I do
Last night I was blind but today I see I did you wrong shame on me

You say you won’t be seein’ me again you say we’re through
I wouldn’t want to see the sunrise tomorrow if I knew that to be true
I know that just sayin’ sorry doesn’t sound out a lot
But the girl you saw me with last night means no more to me
Than the thousand stars to the great clouds that cover the night
The more I look at her the more I realize how much I love you
Shame on me for hurting you…

I’ll admit I shouldn’t have given into love’s wild temptation
With someone I cared nothing for I was blind and I hurt you
Can you ever forgive the fool the fool who really loves you
Last night I was blind but today I see I did you wrong shame on me

Single Bobby Bare ( RCA 1962 )
Single Bobby Bare ( RCA 1962 )

Miquel Batlle
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