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“Talk Back Trembling Lips” is a 1963 song first recorded by Ernest Ashworth. The song became the most successful of Ernest Ashworth’s career and was his only No. 1 song on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart that October. The song spent 35 weeks on the country chart. The song also bubbled under the Billboard Hot 100, just missing the chart’s main listing as it peaked at No. 101. Johnny Tillotson recorded a successful cover version in 1963 that peaked in early 1964.

Cover LP Ernest Ashworth Hickory 1963
Cover LP Ernest Ashworth Hickory 1963

From the album Hits of Today and Tomorrow
B-side “That’s How Much I Care”
Released June 1963
Recorded May 1963
Genre Country
Length 2:37
Label Hickory
Songwriter(s) John D. Loudermilk
Producer(s) Wesley Rose

Ernie Ashworth – Talk Back Trembling Lips Lyrics

[Chorus]
Talk back trembling lips
Shaky legs don’t just stand there

Don’t let her know that she’s getting through with you
Talk back trembling lips
Burning eyes don’t start crying
Heart don’t let her know that you’re breaking in two

Everyday our love’s a battle royal
Dear, it seems that fighting’s all we do
But if I let you know how much I love you
You’ll do things to me you shouldn’t do so

[Chorus]

Every time you up and hurt my feelings
I pretend it couldn’t matter less
I’m just hiding all of my emotions
Behind my broken heart I guess so

[Chorus]

Heart don’t let her know that you’re breaking in two

Single Ernest Ashworth Hickory 1963
Single Ernest Ashworth Hickory 1963

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