YOUR OLD STANDBY by Jim Eanes & Wade Perry
as performed by George Jones & Gene Pitney
on a Musicor record, reissue by Bear Family
(G) A shoulder to cry on is (C) all you want from me
(D) Someone to share your heartaches when you cry
(G) Someone you can depend on, who will (C) always be (G) around
(D) I'm nothing more than just your old (G) standby.
(C) If you could call me darlin, If you could call me dear
(A) If you could learn to love me by and (D) by
(G) I wouldn't mind this waiting, (C) for I could stand the pain.
(D) I'd be more to you than just your old standby
You wouldn't call me darlin and you wouldn't call me dear
I wonder if you'll miss me when I die
You have no consideration, you show no sympathy
I'm nothing more than just your old standby.
Who did the famous version of this? David Alan Coe? I can't remember.
Written down by J. BRADLEY JOHNSON