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LONG BLACK LIMOUSINE (Vern Stovall / Bobby George) Wynn Stewart - 1958 Vern Stovall - 1961 Gordon Terry - 1962 Glen Campbell & The Green River Boys - 1962 Rose Maddox - 1963 Bobby Bare - 1964 George Hamilton IV - 1966 Merle haggard & The Strangers - 1967 Jody Miller - 1968 O.C. Smith - 1968 Jeannie Seely - 1968 Elvis Presley - 1969 Connie Smith - 1969 Dottie West - 1969 Luke The Drifter Jr. - 1970 Sydney Devine - 1974 J.D. Crowe & The New South - 1981 Rattlesnake Annie & Willie Nelson - 1982 Keith Whitley - 1990 Boxcar Willie - 1991 Also recorded by: Orion; Ray Knighton & Wanelle Collins; Powell & Violet Collins; Travers Chandler & Avery County; King Sleaze; Johnny Gray; Diggin' Doug Jernigan; Jim Stringer & The Austin Music Band; Jim Ford ........... and others. As recorded by VERN STOVALL: There's a long line of mourners driving down our little street Their fancy cars are such a sight to see They're all of your rich friends that knew you in the city And now they've finally brought you home to me When you left home you told me someday you'd be returning In a fancy car for all the town to see Now ev'ryone is watching, I guess you got your dream You're riding in a long black limousine The papers told of how you lost your life The party and the fatal crash that night The race upon the highway, the curve you didn't see And now you're in that long black limousine Through tear-dimmed eyes I watch as you ride by With a chauffeur at the wheel dressed up so fine I'll never love another, for my heart and all my dreams Are with you in that long black limousine ******************** As recorded by ELVIS PRESLEY, January 13th 1969: There's a long line o' mourners driving down our little street Their fancy cars are such a sight to see, oh yeah They're all your rich friends who knew you in the city And now they finally brought you, brought you home to me When you left home you know you told me that someday you'd be returning In a fancy car, all the town to see, oh yeah Well, now ev'ryone is watching, you finally had your dream Yeah, and you're ridin' in a long black limousine You know the papers told of how you lost your life, oh yeah The party, the party and the fatal crash that night Well, the race upon the highway, oh, the curve you didn't see Well, you're riding in that long black limousine (You're riding in that long black limousine) Through tear-filled eyes I watch as you ride by, oh yeah A chauffeur, a chauffeur at the wheel dressed up so fine Well, I'll never, I'll never love another, oh, my heart, all my dreams Yeah, they're with you in that long black limousine Yeah, yeah, they're with you in that long black limousine Yeah, yeah, yeah, they're with you in that long black limousine Yeah, yeah, they're with you .......... FADE (Contributed by Mel Priddle - September 2015)

    


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