R.I.P., Carl Smith!

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Jan 19 2010, 4h46

Another old-timer is gone: '50s honky tonker Carl Smith. You can get one of his best albums at emusic.com: "Smith's the Name" from 1957.

One sentence in Last.FM's bio points out some of his major accomplishments ;-) : >> Known as “Mister Country”, Smith is the former husband of June Carter Cash and drinking buddy of Johnny Cash. Carl and June are the parents of singer Carlene Carter. <<

With June Carter, he recorded "Times A Wastin'" (full-length version at BLIP.fm).

With daughter Carlene, he later collaborated on the duet "Loose Talk" (full-length version at BLIP.fm).

Catching up with his songs, I found some great lines.

From 1967's "Life Turned Her That Way" (on the album "The Country Gentleman Sings His Favorites"):

"She's been walked on
And stepped on so many times
And I hate to admit it
But that last footprint's mine"
(by Harlan Howard)
---
"We live in two different worlds"

"We live in two different worlds dear
That's why we're so far apart
You made your world out of vows that are broken
I built a world in my heart"
(by Hank Williams)
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"Time's A Wastin'""

"Male: Now I've got arms
Female: And I've got arms
Together: Let's get together and use those arms
Female: Let's go
Together: Time's a wastin'

M: I've got lips
F: And I've got lips
T: Lets get together and use those lips
F: Let's go
T: Time's a wastin'"

F: A cakes no good if you don't mix the batter and bake it
M: And loves just a bubble if you don't take the trouble to make it"
(by Boudleaux Bryant?)

Here are Carl & Carter as comedians:

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