George Strait – Down and Out

It was released in August 1981 as the second single from his album Strait Country. It peaked at number 16 on the United States Billboard Hot Country Singles chart and reached number 14 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart.

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George Strait – Down and Out, is a song written by Dean Dillon and Frank Dycus, and recorded by American country music artist George Strait. It was released in August 1981 as the second single from his album Strait Country. It peaked at number 16 on the United States Billboard Hot Country Singles chart and reached number 14 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart.
George Strait - Down and Out
Cover LP George Strait MCA 1981
Kip Kirby of Billboard magazine reviewed the song favorably, saying that the “unmistakable Texas honkytonk flavor of this record puts it in the “Unwound” mold with heavy fiddle and string guitar and ripples of piano.” Kevin John Coyne of Country Universe gave the song a B− grade, comparing the fiddle section to his previous single “Unwound” and says that it is “easy to imagine this filling the honky-tonk floors just as quickly.” He states that even though Strait sings it well, the lyric is weak and generic.




George Strait – Down and Out
From the album Strait Country
B-side “Blame It on Mexico”
Released August 28, 1981
Genre Country
Length 2:23
Label MCA (51104)
Songwriter(s) Dean Dillon Frank Dycus
Producer(s) Blake Mevis

COUNTRYPEDIA




George Strait – Down and Out Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Well, I’m out on a tear ’cause she’s tearing me apart
If I look rough on the outside, you ought to see my heart
And this look in my eyes shows beyond a doubt
That since my woman left I’m down and out
[Chorus]
Well, I’m down at the bar, out of my mind
Tighter than an eight-day clock with no way to unwind
That jukebox cries the blues like it knows what I’m about
Since my woman left I’m down and out
[Verse 2]
Well, I’m down to my last dollar, but I don’t really care
My friends have all got whiskey and they don’t mind if I share
They know how it feels to have your heart torn inside out
Since by woman left I’m down and out
[Chorus]
Well, I’m down at the bar, out of my mind
Tighter than an eight-day clock with no way to unwind
That jukebox cries the blues like it knows what I’m about
Since my woman left I’m down and out
[Outro]
Since my woman left, since my woman left
Since my woman left I’m down and out

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George Strait - Down and Out
Single George Strait MCA 1981
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