Honky​-​Tonk Opera

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I had written most of this one myself and brought my buddy Steve Trinward in to finish it with me. I think we wrote the last verse together . . . Years later, I went back and rewrote the second verse.

Honky-Tonks are my favorite place to be . . . I always say, put me in a honky-tonk anywhere and I'll be a happy camper! In fact, I've decided that I want to be interred in "the hillbilly knight" (a suit of armor overlooking the dancefloor) at Robert's (my favorite honky-tonk in Nashville - in fact, probably just my favorite place to be, period)! I may have to speak with Jesse (the current owner) about that!

- Jeffrey Scott Stewart

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HONKY-TONK OPERA

With all the neon lights to set the stage
There's gonna be some drama in this place
And when the music brings the room to life
The curtain opens on the whole charade

It's a Honky-Tonk Opera
I know the scene all too well
It's a Honky-Tonk Opera
So many stories to tell

Pretty women draw a sea of hats
Men push closer tryin' to watch 'em dance
Just when you think there's gonna be a fight
Someone hollers out, "I'll drink to that!"

It's a Honky-Tonk Opera
I know the scene all too well
It's a Honky-Tonk Opera
So many stories to tell

It's the kind of show you shouldn't miss
Costumes change and the plot has twists
But all the characters stay the same
And it's been goin' on for years like this

It's a Honky-Tonk Opera
I know the scene all too well
It's a Honky-Tonk Opera
So many stories to tell
So many stories to tell


Written by Jeffrey Scott Stewart and Steve Trinward
Copyright Blue Clover Music (ASCAP) / trinSongs

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from Honky​-​Tonk Opera, released March 4, 2009
All Instruments/Vocals by Jeffrey Scott Stewart

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Jeffrey Scott Stewart Houston, Texas

Originally from Southern California, and now - after sixteen years of "seasoning" in Nashville, Tennessee - based in Houston, Texas.

Jeff has had his songs heard in movies, documentaries, television and radio from Australia to Seattle to Switzerland.

Live performances feature a wide variety of original music using guitar, tenor banjo, accordion, mandolin, violin, ukelele and harmonica.
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