#SLS ~ Stand By…

Thanks to Jim Adams, for hosting Song Lyric Sunday. Blah blah blah, rules and future prompts at Jim’s site, yadda yadda yadda… does anyone even read this part? I change it every week.

The prompt words this week – Devoted, Faithful, Honorable, Loyal, True

There are so many songs that come to mind for this prompt, but I had to go with a cover version from a movie. The song is Stand By Your Man as performed by The Blues Brothers, Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi, in their 1980 hit movie of the same title. And, again, none of the actual prompt words are in the song, but I believe it conveys the overall feeling. Anyway, it’s one of my favorite movies, and all the music from it is fantastic!

Stand By Your Man was originally performed by country singer Tammy Wynette. It was released on September 20, 1968 as the first single and title track from the album Stand by Your Man. It elevated Wynette—then one of many somewhat successful female country recording artists—to superstar status. The song was placed at number one on CMT’s list of the Top 100 Country Music Songs.

It has been covered many times, by many people, and used in many movies. As I wrote earlier, The Blues Brothers movie is a favorite of mine. It has great, quotable lines for those of us who speak “movie”, and the car chases and crashes are amazing. In fact, The Blues Brothers held the record for the most cars destroyed in the course of production for 18 years, at 103, one fewer than were wrecked in its 1998 sequel Blues Brothers 2000. Both were surpassed by G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009), with 112 cars destroyed.

I gathered a bunch of facts about the movie and song, but you guys can Goigle just as easily as I can, so we’ll skip all that, and get on with the music.

Original lyrics as written by Billy Sherrill & Tammy Wynette

I’ve been accused, among other things
Of doing most of my writing for you ladies
But I did write a song special for you guys
Don’t go away feeling slighted
This is special for you

Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman
Giving all your love to just one man
You’ll have bad times, and he’ll have good times
Doin’ things that you don’t understand

But if you love him, you’ll forgive him
Even though he’s hard to understand
And if you love him, oh, be proud of him
‘Cause after all, he’s just a man

Stand by your man
Give him two arms to cling to
And something warm to come to
When nights are cold and lonely

Stand by your man
And show the world you love him
Keep giving all the love you can
Stand by your man

Stand by your man
And show the world you love him
Keep giving all the love you can
Stand by your man

Your man

.

Have you seen The Blues Brothers? What song would you choose? I had three other songs I thought of using and Journey’s wasn’t one of them. I’m curious to see if anyone chooses one of my three. Thanks for stopping by!

(I’m still mostly away. School is off to a bumpy start, and the Casa has been very Cuckoo. I still lurk when I can, and drop occasional comments, but I’m not able to devote much time. I think about you all and hope everyone is doing well!)

.

HUGS!!!

.

.