Leon Ashley – Laura (What’s He Got That I Ain’t Got)

In 1967, Ashley founded his own label, Ashley Records. That year, he recorded a song he co-wrote with his wife, Margie Singleton: "Laura (What's He Got That I Ain't Got)." Released that July, "Laura" went on to become a No. 1 smash on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart by the end of September.

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Cover LP Leon Ashley RCA 1967
Leon Ashley – Laura (What’s He Got That I Ain’t Got), is a song co-written and recorded by American country music singer Leon Ashley. Recorded in 1967 and released on his own Ashley Records label, the song was his only No. 1 single that September. Frankie Laine and Brook Benton took cover versions to the pop and Adult Contemporary charts that year, while Claude King, Marty Robbins and Kenny Rogers charted their own versions on the country charts.
Ashley had previously released several singles on the Goldband and Imperial record labels, but none of his singles were successful. Then, in 1967, Ashley founded his own label, Ashley Records. That year, he recorded a song he co-wrote with his wife, Margie Singleton: “Laura (What’s He Got That I Ain’t Got).” Released that July, “Laura” went on to become a No. 1 smash on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart by the end of September.




Leon Ashley – Laura (What’s He Got That I Ain’t Got)
From the album Laura (What’s He Got That I Ain’t Got)
B-side “With the Help of the Wine”
Released July 1967
Recorded 1967
Genre Country
Label Ashley
Songwriter(s) Leon Ashley, Margie Singleton
Producer(s) Leon Ashley

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Leon Ashley – Laura (What’s He Got That I Ain’t Got) Lyrics

Laura, hold these hands and count my fingers
Laura, touch these lips you once desired
Lay your head upon my chest and hear my heartbeat
Gently run your fingers through my hair
Touch these ears that listened to your wishes
Most of them, fulfilled and that’s a lot
Let your soft gentle hands caress my body
And then tell me what he’s got that I ain’t got
Tell me what he’s got that I can’t give you
Must be something I was born without
You took an awful chance to be with another man
So tell me what he’s got that I ain’t got
Laura, see these walls that I built for you
Laura, see this carpet that I laid
See those fancy curtains on the windows
Touch those satin pillows on your bed
Laura, count the dresses in your closet
Note the name upon the checkbook in your bag
And if there’s time before I pull this trigger
Then tell me what he’s got that I ain’t got
Tell me what he’s got that I can’t give you
Must be something I was born without
You took an awful chance to be with another man
So tell me what he’s got that I ain’t got
Tell me what he’s got that I ain’t got
Laura, what’s he got that I ain’t got?

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Leon Ashley - Laura (What's He Got That I Ain't Got)
Single Leon Ashley 1967 ( Ashley Records )
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