Tex Ritter performs “Jealous Heart ” Live On Town Hall Party 1959.

The song was released in November 1944. The song was only released in single. The song remained six months in the country & western charts.

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Jealous Heart

“Jealous Heart”, a song written by Jenny Lou Carson, and first recorded by Tex Ritter & His Texans for the Capitol label on September 20, 1944, at C.P. McGregor Studio, 729 S. Western Ave., Hollywood, CA. At the Tex Ritter recording session, he was accompanied by: Merle Travis, Wesley Tuttle, Frankie Marvin, Merwin Fischal, Paul Sells, Carl Hunt and Benjamin Zimberoff. In that same session they also recorded: I’m going to leave you like I found you, We live in two different worlds and How was I to know. With the production of Lee Gillette, the song was released in November 1944. The song was only released in single.

The song remained six months in the country & western charts.
The song has been versioned by many singers in different musical styles, also versioned in Spanish, Jealous Heart “has become a standard of Latin music via a Spanish language rendering by Mexican lyricist Mario Molina Montes entitled” Jealous “(“ jealous “). In Nashville in March 1966 by Trio Los Panchos led by Johnny Albino, “Jealous” entered the Top Ten in Mexico in April 1967 and – ranked in tandem with a cover by Marco Antonio Muñiz – the track reached No. 1 that summer spending five months in the Top Ten.
It has also been versioned in Swedish, Finnish and German.

Jenny Lou Carson 1945 (Decca)
Jenny Lou Carson 1945 (Decca)

Some versions:
Jenny Lou Carson 1945 (Decca)
Jack Owens 1949 (Decca)
The Squadronaires 1950 (Decca)
Carl Butler 1958 (Columbia)
Kitty Wells 1960 (Decca)
Bob Luman 1960 (Warner)
Teresa Brewer 1961 (Coral)
Hank Locklin 1962 (RCA)
Loretta Lynn 1965 (Decca)
Johnny Rodriguez 1973 (Mercury)
Jerry Lee Lewis 1976 (Mercury)
Marsha Thompson 1989 (MCA)

 





Tex Ritter – Jealous Heart Lyrics

Jealous heart, oh jealous heart, stop beating
Can’t you see the damage you have done?
You have driven her away, forever
Jealous heart, now I’m the lonely one

I was part of everything she planned for
And I know she loved me at the start
Now she hates the sight of all I stand for
All because of you, oh jealous heart

Jealous heart, why did I let you rule me
When I knew the end would bring me pain
Now she’s gone, she’s gone and found another
Oh, I’ll never see my love again

Through the years here memory will haunt me
Even though we’re many miles apart
It’s so hard to know she’ll never want me
‘Cause she heard your beating jealous heart

Many times I trusted you to guide me
But your guiding only brought me tears
Why, oh why, must I have you inside me
Jealous heart for all my lonely years

Tex Ritter & His Texans
Tex Ritter & His Texans

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