Ernest Tubb performs “Thanks A Lot” On Ernest Tubb TV. Shows.

The song was released in August 1963, on December 28, 1963, reached # 3 on the charts of U.S Hot Country Songs, and remained 23 weeks in the charts.

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Thanks A Lot:

Thanks a lot, this song was written by Don Sessions and Eddie Miller, it was recorded for the first time by Ernest Tubb and Texas Troubadours for the Decca label, on July 9, 1963, at Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN, in the recording were: Ernest Tubb (vocal), Grady Martin (guitar), Cal Smith (guitar), Leon Rhodes (guitar), Buddy Charleton (steel), Jack Drake (bass), Jack Greene (drums), Hargus Robbins (piano). With the production of Owen Bradley, the song was released in August 1963, on December 28, 1963, reached # 3 on the charts of U.S Hot Country Songs, and remained 23 weeks in the charts.

Lp cover Ernest Tubb ( Decca 1964 )
Lp cover Ernest Tubb ( Decca 1964 )

The song was included the album of the same name, Thanks a lot (Decca 1964), the album was released in June 1964 and on September 26, 1964, it reached number # 7 on the charts of US Top Country Albums, and He kept 21 weeks on the charts.

On December 31, 1979, live recordings were made at Long Horn Ballroom, Dallas, TX, there are several live recordings, Live from the Spanish Castle (1965 Seattle), Live At The Lonestar Cafe (1978 New York) …..

Although, thanks to lot, I do not get to number one, it is one of the best known topics of Ernest Tubb, and one of the most versioned.



Lp cover Ernest Tubb ( Cachet Records 1979 )
Lp cover Ernest Tubb ( Cachet Records 1979 )

 

Some versions:

Breda Lee 1965 (Decca)
David Houston 1965 (Epic)
Warner Mack 1966 (Decca)
Carl Smith 1967 (Columbia)
Billy Parker 1979 (SCR)
Ernest Tubb & Loretta Lynn 1979 (Cachet)
Hank Williams J.r 1987 (Warner)
Two Dollar Pistols 1998 (Yep Roc Records)




Ernest Tubb – Thanks A Lot Lyrics

Thanks
Thanks a lot
I got a broken heart
That’s all I’ve got
You made me cry
Now I cried a lot
I lost your love
Baby thanks a lot

You told our friends
As I was passin’ by
That you’re not sorry
That you made me cry
You said I deserve
Just what I got
Well if that’s how you feel
Honey thanks a lot
Thanks thanks a lot

[Chorus]

You wanted a fool
And I played the part
Now all I’ve got
Is a broken heart
We loved a little
And laughed a lot
Then you were gone
Honey thanks a lot

Single Ernest Tubb ( Decca 1963 )
Single Ernest Tubb ( Decca 1963 )

Miquel Batlle
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