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No Show Jones

This song is by Merle Haggard & George Jones and appears on the album A Taste of Yesterday's Wine (1982) and on the album Walking the Line (1987) by Merle Haggard, George Jones and Willie Nelson.

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Haggard: Waylon and Willie are the outlaws
Haggard: Roger is the King of the Road
Jones: Everyone knows Hank's been in prison
Haggard (spoken): I didn't know that
Jones: Dolly's got two good reasons she's well known
Haggard (spoken): No comment

Jones: They call me 'No Show Jones'
Haggard: They call him 'No Show Jones'
Jones: I'm seldom ever on
Haggard: He's seldom ever on
Jones: Instead of singin' my songs, my whereabouts are unknown
Haggard: We call him 'No Show Jones'
Jones: They call me 'No Show Jones'

Haggard: Loretta is the coal miner's daughter
Jones: Mighty pretty, Merle
Haggard: Johnny wears black and stands there alone
Jones: Ooh, that's lonesome
Haggard: Everyone knows that Kenny is the Gambler
Haggard: Where's Tammy?
Jones: Tammy is the first lady of the country song

Jones: I'm still No Show Jones
Haggard: He's still No Show Jones
Jones: I'm seldom ever on
Haggard: Seldom ever on
Jones: Instead of singin' my songs, my whereabouts are unknown
Haggard: We call him 'No Show Jones'
Jones: They call me 'No Show Jones'

Jones: I'm gonna straighten up one of these days, hoss
Haggard: We got you here right now, anyway; do it again

Jones: They call me No Show Jones
Haggard: They call him No Show Jones
Jones: I'm seldom ever on
Haggard: Mmm, quite
Jones: Instead of singin' my songs, my whereabouts are unknown
Haggard: We call him No Show Jones
Jones: They call me No Show Jones

Haggard: They call him No Show...
Spoken: Where you at, George? Somebody close, close that door! George is gone. Someone check the control room. I'll be damned...

Credits

Written by:

George Jones Wikipedia16; Glenn Martin

Produced by:

Trivia:

This song refers to the country singers Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Roger Miller (and his song King of the Road), Hank Williams, Dolly Parton, Loretta Lynn (and her song Coal Miner's Daughter), Johnny Cash (and his song The Man in Black), Kenny Rogers (and his song The Gambler), and Tammy Wynette.

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