(Billy Sherrill / Glenn Sutton)
Also recorded by: Louis Armstrong; Bill Black; Boxcar Willie;
The Boys; Ace Cannon; Tommy Cash; Country Teasers; Floyd Cramer;
Jules Ellison; Freddy Fender; Maury Finney; Lefty Frizzell;
Don Gibson; Lloyd Green; Merle Haggard; Bill Haley; Etta James;
George Jones; Claude King; Hank Locklin;
Henry Mancini & His Orch. & Chorus; Steve W. Mauldin;
Jimmy C. Newman; Johnny Paycheck; Charlie Rich;
Hargus "Pig" Robbins; The Statler Brothers; Conway Twitty;
Charlie Walker; The Wilburn Brothers; Hank Williams Jr.;
Tammy Wynette; Faron Young; Si Zentner.
Last night all alone in a barroom
Met a girl with a drink in her hand
She had ruby red lips, coal black hair
And eyes that would tempt any man.
Then she came and sat down at my table
As she placed her soft hands in mine
I found myself wanting to kiss her
For temptation was flowing like wine.
And I was almost persuaded to strip myself of my pride
Almost persuaded to push my conscience aside
Then we danced and she whispered, "I need you,
Take me away from here and be my man."
Then I looked into her eyes and saw it
The reflection of my wedding band
And I was almost persuaded to let strange lips lead me on
Almost persuaded but your sweet love made me stop and go home.