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George Jones - Old King Kong

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Many are familiar with George Jones' famous nicknames. He is known as 'The Possum' for his distinguishing facial characteristics, and he sadly became known as 'No Show Jones' when he fell into substance abuse and alcoholism, and would regularly not appear at his own shows. Shortly after Tammy Wynette divorced him in the 1970s, these problems became more apparent, and it was also at this time that he put out the track below.

From the 1977 album I Wanta Sing, 'Old King Kong' was one of two singles to come off this lesser-known George record. The album never quite picked up, mostly due to an escalating problem with cocaine, but we like the track for the same reason we like all of George's songs; because he always means it. George always gives it straight from the heart, and you can feel that in the 1977 tune 'Old King Kong'.

+++++++++++ LYRICS BELOW ++++++++++++

Well old King Kong was a hell of'va gorilla
He stood four stories tall
They shot him with missiles from aeroplanes
But he refused to fall
With Faye Ray in the palm of his hand
He'll walk right over the world
'Cause just like me he would do anything
Just to keep his girl

Yeah, old King Kong was just a little monkey
Compared to my love for you
If you treat right, every night
And to do what you wanted to
I said it's bigger than both of us
And now you know it's true
Old King Kong was just a little monkey
Compared to my love for you

Now when King Kong met Godzilla
He made that lizard crawl
It wasn't until he put his woman down
That she saw those big tears fall
And when you're walking next to me
I swear I can fill his shoes
Old King Kong was just a little monkey
Compared to my love for you

Yeah, old King Kong was just a little monkey
Compared to my love for you
If you treat right, every night
And to do what you wanted to
I said it's bigger than both of us
And now you know it's true
Old King Kong was just a little monkey
Compared to my love for you

Old King Kong was just a little monkey
Compared to my love for you

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