Shelly West performs “Jose Cuervo” On Country’s Family Reunion.

It reached number # 1 on the US Hot Country songs charts, and it stayed 13 weeks on the list. Also reached number # 1 on the lists of Canadian RPM Country Track. It was the second and last number one of his career.

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Jose Cuervo:

Lp cover Shelly West (Viva Records 1983 )
Lp cover Shelly West (Viva Records 1983 )

Song written by Cindy Jordan, was recorded by Shelly West for the label Viva Records (Warner), was recorded in November 1982, at Britannia Studios, Hollywood, CA, with the production of Snuff Garrett and Steve Dorff, the song was released on February 7, 1983, on May 7, 1983, it reached number # 1 on the US Hot Country songs charts, and it stayed 13 weeks on the list. On May 14, it also reached number # 1 on the lists of Canadian RPM Country Track. It was the second and last number one of his career.

 

The song was included in Shelley’s second solo studio album, West By West (Viva Records 1983), on May 28, 1983, it reached number # 6 on the U.S Top Country Albums charts.

Cindy Jordan, the songwriter, recorded it two years before Shelly, on the Warner label, was released in June 1981.

Shelly West – Jose Cuervo Lyrics

Well, it’s Sunday morning
And the sun in shining in my eye that is open
And my head is spinning
Was the life of the party
I can’t stop grinning
I had to much tequila last night

Jose Cuervo
You are a friend of mine
I like to drink you with a little salt and lime

Did I kiss all the cowboys?
Did I shoot out the lights?
Did I dance on the bar?
Did I start a fight?

Now wait a minute
Things don’t look to familiar
Who is this cowboy who’s sleepin’ beside me?
He’s awful cute
But how’d I get his shirt on?
I had to much tequila last night

Jose Cuervo
You are a friend of mine
I like to drink you with a little salt and lime

Did I kiss all the cowboys?
Did I shoot out the lights?
Did I dance on the bar?
Did I start a fight?

All those little shooters
How I love to drink ’em down
Come on, bartender
Let’s have another round

Well, the music is playing and my spirits are high
Tomorrow might be painful
But tonight we’re gonna fly
Did I start any fights?

Jose Cuervo
You are a friend of mine
I like to drink you with a little salt and lime

Every time we get together
I sure have a good time
You’re my friend, you’re the best, mi amigo
(Tequila)

Jose Cuervo
You are a friend of mine
I like to drink you with a little salt and lime

Did I kiss all the cowboys?
Did I shoot out the lights?
Did I dance on the bar?
Did I start a fight?

Jose Cuervo, you are a friend of mine

Single Shelly West ( Viva Records 1983 )
Single Shelly West ( Viva Records 1983 )

Miquel Batlle
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