George Strait – The Chair

On December 21, 1985, it would reach # 1 on the lists of US Hot Country Songs, and it remained 22 weeks on the list. On the same day, on December 21, 1985, it would also reach number one on the Canadian RPM charts. Country Tracks. It would be the seventh number one in George's career.

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Song written by Hank Cochran & Dean Dillon, was recorded by George Strait, on February 25, 1985, for the label MCA, with the production of Jimmy Bowen & George Strait, was released on August 26, 1985. On December 21, 1985, it would reach # 1 on the lists of US Hot Country Songs, and it remained 22 weeks on the list. On the same day, on December 21, 1985, it would also reach number one on the Canadian RPM charts. Country Tracks. It would be the seventh number one in George’s career.
The song would be included in George’s fifth studio album, Something Special (MCA 1985), recorded at Sound Stage Studios Nashville, Tennessee, and released on August 29, 1985. It also reached number # 1 on the lists of U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums. Something Special, certified platinum by the RIAA.
In 2003, the song was edited live, which was included on the album,
For The Last Time – Live From The Astrodome (MCA 2003), recorded on March 3, 2002, was released on February 11, 2003. I rank # 2 on the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums.
The content of the lyrics represents a conversation between a man and a woman in a bar, but only the side of the man’s conversation is revealed. At first he says: “Well, excuse me, but I think you have my chair.” Throughout the conversation, the conversation becomes more intimate, until the woman agrees to let the man take her home. At the end he says: “Oh, I like you too, and to tell you the truth, after all, that was not my chair”.



Versions:
Mike Stone 2007 (1238 Studio)
Tarrus Riley 2011 (VP Records)
Eddie Vuittonet & The Time Travelers 2015 (CHR)

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George Strait – The Chair lyrics

Well, excuse me, but I think you’ve got my chair.
No, that one’s not taken, I don’t mind
If you sit here, I’ll be glad to share.
Yeah, it’s usually packed here on Friday nights.
Oh, if you don’t mind, could I talk you out of a light.
Well, thank you, could I drink you a buy?
Oh, listen to me, what I mean is can I buy you a drink?
Anything you please.
Oh, you’re welcome, well, I don’t think I caught your name.
Are you waiting for someone to meet you here?
Well, that makes two of us glad you came.
No, I don’t know the name of the band, but they’re good.
Aren’t they, would you like to dance?
Yeah, I like this song too, it reminds me of you and me.
Well, baby do you think there’s a chance
That later on I could drive you home?
No, I don’t mind at all.
Oh, I like you too, and to tell you the truth
That wasn’t my chair after all.
Oh, I like you too, and to tell you the truth
That wasn’t my chair after all.

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