Wild Side of Life
Recorded by Hank Thompson
[F] You wouldn't read my [F7] letter if I [C] wrote you
You [D7] asked me not to call you on the [F] phone,
But there's something I'm [F7] wanting to [C] tell you
So I [D7] wrote it in the words of this [F] song.
I didn't know God made [F7] honky-tonk [C] angels
I [D7] might have known you'd never make a [F] wife.
You gave up the only [F7] one that ever [C] loved you
And went [D7] back to the wild side of [F] life.
The glamour of the gay [F7] nightlife has [C] lured you
To the [D7] places where the wine and liquor [F] flows,
Where you wait to be [F7] anybody's [C] baby
And for [D7] get the truest love you'll ever [F] know.
[Thanks to Jim Childs for tabs]