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~ Cold, Cold Heart ~ Editor's Pick   ~ Cold, Cold Heart ~
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"Cold, Cold Heart" is a country music and popular music song, written by Hank Williams. This blues ballad is both a classic of honky tonk and an entry in the Great American Songbook. Williams first recorded and released the song in 1951, originally as the flip-side to "Dear John". "Dear John" peaked at #8 after only a brief four-week run on Billboard magazine's country music charts, but "Cold, Cold Heart" proved to be a favorite of disk jockeys and jukebox listeners, whose enthusiasm for the song catapulted it to #1 on the country music charts. The song achingly and artfully describes frustration that the singer's love and trust is unreciprocated due to a prior bad experience in the other's past. I was introduced to this song in Grandma's kitchen on WSM-AM 650 from Nashville, Tennessee shortly after its release.

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  Cold, Cold Heart
Cold, Cold Heart
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Jim Baines
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/13/2005
I try so hard each night to show
I'm still a stud supreme
But all the ladies know I'm just
A slipper and pipe dream
Old mem'ries from a youthful past
Can't firm a withered part..
Viagra just makes my face red
Pity this Old Cold Fart

I used to be a dashin' rogue
With notches on my belt
Great smile and muscles rippled strong
Could make the ladies melt
But years and yesses take their toll
Upon the manly art
My used-to-be is fantasy
I'm just an Old Cold Fart

No one could know how much it hurts
Sometimes I'll sit 'n' cry
My body needs 'n' wants real love
But organs can't comply..
Two dozen doctor's tests don't fail
It's right there on the chart..
My tires are flat on Lovers Lane
I'm just an Old Cold Fart

The porno films 'n' voyeur stints
Make up for missin' links
Sometimes a pinch of derriere
When I get bold 'n' drink
Young sexy ladies stroll on by
My bench outside Wal*Mart
Destined to be the one they call,
"That kinky Old Cold Fart.."

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12/28/2012 5:33:37 AM

Shelly A. Van Camp
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"SHARP" capture, my friend! Thanks for the nice card!!

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12/28/2012 7:58:40 AM

Val Feldman
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You're a nut, you know...but a cool one! :) My intro to this song was my Dad whistling it while working crossword puzzles at the kitchen table - that one or another favorite of his, La Vie en Rose - yeah, he was rather eclectic in his musical tastes to say the least. Neat shot of this "prickly" heart, Tex!

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12/28/2012 10:47:37 AM

Tammy Espino
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/29/2007

Hee hee , ha ha , bawhahahahhahahahaha !! :) Great capture macro and thanks for the giggles !!!

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