Mel Tillis performs “Memory Maker” Live On Hee Haw 1974.

Peaking at # 3 on the U.S Hot Country Songs charts, remaining on the charts for a total of 14 weeks. On the Canadian Country Singles charts, it also peaked at # 3. The song was included on Mel's twelfth studio album, I Ain't Never (MGM 1972)

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Memory Maker

Lp cover Mel Tillis ( MGM 1972 )
Lp cover Mel Tillis ( MGM 1972 )

“Memory Maker”, song written by Mel Tillis and Kent Westberry, was recorded by Mel Tillis And The Statesiders for the MGM label on April 26, 1972, at Monument Recording Studio, 114 17th Ave. South, Nashville, TN, in The same session was also recorded, “Over the hill”. With the production by Jim Vienneau, the song was released in September 1974, on December 7, 1974, peaking at # 3 on the U.S Hot Country Songs charts, remaining on the charts for a total of 14 weeks. On the Canadian Country Singles charts, it also peaked at # 3.

The song was included on Mel’s twelfth studio album, I Ain’t Never (MGM 1972), the album was released in October 1972, on February 24, 1973, peaking at # 18 on the US Top charts Country Albums.

Kent Westberry, co-writer of the song, also recorded the song in 1976 for the Crackerbox label.





Mel Tillis – Memory Maker Lyrics

Walkin’ all over this lonely city
Nothing in my heart but I could stand pity
‘Cause I’m still in love with a girl that didn’t do me right

But there ain’t no way for me to forget her
I ain’t never been cheated any better
And I’ll bet she’s cheatin’ someone else tonight

She’s a heart breaker, she’s a love taker, she’s a memory maker
And I’ll bet she’s a makin’ memories tonight

(Interlude)

Well her memory’s like a bug and it keeps on a crawlin’
Over my mind and the tears keep a fallin’
Thinkin’ about the thing that might have been

Well this old heart of mine can’t take it
I still love her and I can’t shake it
I’ll bet she’s shakin’ someone else tonight

She’s a heart breaker, she’s a love taker, she’s a memory maker
And I’ll bet she’s makin’ memories tonight

She’s a heart breaker, she’s a love taker, she’s a memory maker……..fades
And I’ll bet she’s a makin’ memories tonight

Single Mel Tillis ( MGM 1972 )
Single Mel Tillis ( MGM 1972 )

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