Marty Robbins performs “Tonight Carmen” For movie called Hell on Wheels.

The song it reached number # 1 on the charts of the US Top Country Songs. The song gave its name to Marty's twenty-first studio album, Tonight Carmen (Columbia 1967).

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Tonight Carmen:

Lp cover Marty Robbins ( Columbia 1967 )
Lp cover Marty Robbins ( Columbia 1967 )

Tonight Carmen, song written and recorded by Marty Robbins for the Columbia label, recorded on April 12, 1967, at Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN. With the production of Bob Johnston, the song was released on May 1, 1967, and on July 29, 1967, it reached number # 1 on the charts of the US Top Country Songs. He was the twelfth number in Marty’s career.

 

The song gave its name to Marty’s twenty-first studio album, Tonight Carmen (Columbia 1967), the album was released in mid-1967, reaching # 4 on the charts of the US Top Country Albums.

Versions:

Emile Ford 1979 (Transdisc)
Frank Jansen 2005 (Starsound)
Wayne Horsburgh 2010 (Jasmine Records)
Andy Lee Lang 2015 (Gabriel Music)





Marty Robbins – Tonight Carmen Lyrics

Carmen..Carmen…Carmen…

Tonight I am aching, my body is shaking
Tonight Carmen’s coming back home
Tonight there’ll be no room for tears in my bedroom
Tonight Carmen’s coming back home

Tonight as I stand here I notice my hand here
Is trembling as never before
My feelings I can’t hide, resistance has all died
My pride will rush outside
The moment she walks through the door

The lips that have kissed her
That’s loved her and missed her
Are lips that have cursed her at night
In anguish and torment, I’ve cursed as the night went
From darkness till dawn’s golden light
I thought of just taking these two hands and breaking
The body I’m waiting to touch
I find while I’m waiting, there’s no time for hating
While anticipating, the woman I’ve wanted so much

I’ve placed pretty flowers to brighten the hours
I put brand new sheets on the bed
I’m nervous, I’m trembling, recalling remembering
The way that she tosses her head

I’ve given much thought to the fact that I ought to
Have more control over my life
How can I fight it, how can I deny it
There’s no way to hide it
The love that I have for my wife

Carmen..Carmen…Carmen…

Single Marty Robbins ( Columbia 1967 )
Single Marty Robbins ( Columbia 1967 )

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