Travis Tritt performs “T-R-O-U-B-L-E” Oficial Video Clip.

The song reached number # 13 on the charts in US Hot Country Songs, and Canada Country Tracks lists, reached number # 17.

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T-R-O-U-B-L-E:

A song written by Jerry Chesnut, Travis Tritt recorded it for the Warner Bros. label, recorded in the spring of 1992, between two studios, Castle Recording Studio, 1393 Old Hillsboro Road, Franklin, TN and Soundshop Studio, 1307 Division St., Nashville, TN / Omnisound Recording Studio, 1806 Division Street, Nashville, TN, Travis was accompanied in the recording of the album and the song by: Billy Joe Walker, Jr. (guitar), Larry Byrom (slide guitar), Gray Rossington (guitar), Wendell Cox (guitar), Reggie Young (guitar), Jack Holder (guitar), Terry Crisp (steel and dobro), Mike Brignardello (bass), Steve Turner (drums), Sam Bacco (percussion), David Davidson and Connie Heard (violin), Kristin Wilkinson (viola), John Catchings (cello), Stuart Duncan (fiddle), Jimmy Joe Ruggiere (harmonica), Billy Livsey (piano, organ and harmonium) and Hargus Robbins (piano). With the production Gregg Brown, was released on March 13, 1993. The song reached number # 13 on the charts in US Hot Country Songs, and Canada Country Tracks lists, reached number # 17.

Cd cover Travis Tritt ( Warner 1992 )
Cd cover Travis Tritt ( Warner 1992 )

The song was included in Travis’ studio album, T-R-O-U-B-L-E (Warner 1992), the album was released on August 18, 1992, reached number # 6 on the U.S. charts. Top Country Albums.

The first recording was made by Elvis Presley for the RCA label, on March 11, 1975, the song was released on April 22, 1975. On the charts of US Hot Country Songs reached number # 11, and was included in Elvis’s studio album, Today (RCA 1975).

Jerry Chesnut wrote the song in 1975, inspired by a singer and pianist called Little David Wilkins. He said that when writing the title, he thought of a woman walking through the door and causing problems; He added that he spelled the word “problem”, then the words “alone” and “looking”, and found that they rhymed when spelled.

Single cover Elvis Presley ( RCA 1975 )
Single cover Elvis Presley ( RCA 1975 )

Some versions:

Elvis Presley 1975 (RCA)
The Nighthawks 1991 (Rolling Storm Communications)
Benté Boe 1994 (Country Discovery)
The High-Jacks 2006 (Scana)
B.J. Thomas 2007 (BJTM)

Travis Tritt – T-R-O-U-B-L-E Lyrics

Well I play an old guitar from nine till half past one
I’m just tryin’ to make a livin’ watching everybody else havin’ fun
Well I don’t miss much if it happens on a dancehall floor
Mercy, look what just walked through that door

Well hello T-R-O-U-B-L-E
Tell me what in the world you doin’ A-L-O-N-E
Yeah say hey good L double O-K-I-N-G
Well I smell T-R-O-U-B-L-E

I was a little bitty baby when my papa hit the skids
Mama had a time tryin’ to raise nine kids
She told me not to stare ’cause it was impolite
She did the best she could to try to raise me right

‘Cause mama never told me ’bout nothin’ like Y-O-U
Bet your mama musta been another good lookin’ honey too
Hey good L double O-K-I-N-G
Well I smell T-R-O-U-B-L-E

Well a sweet talkin’, sexy walkin’, honky-tonkin’ baby
The men are gonna love ya and the women gonna hate ya
Remindin’ them of everything they’re never gonna be
May be the beginning of world war three

‘Cause the world ain’t ready for nothin’ like Y-O-U
I bet your mama musta been another good lookin’ mama too, yeah
Hey say hey good L double O-K-I-N-G
Well I smell T-R-O-U-B-L-E

I said hey….
I said hey….
I said hey….
I said hey,
I said hey

I smell T-R-O-U-B-L-E

Single Travis Tritt ( Warner 1992 )
Single Travis Tritt ( Warner 1992 )

Miquel Batlle
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