Track 45 Don’t Need a Woman Like You

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Recording and Mixing Dates: Recorded November 3 and 5, 2016. Mixed November 5, 2016.

 

Genesis: I don’t have the year I wrote this song. I can’t locate a lyric sheet or a demo tape. I believe I wrote it in 1978 or 1979. I do recall that the words and music came together quickly. I performed it like a Hank Williams song from the 1950s. In 1981, John Plomondon turned it into a rollicking country rocker. He played electric guitars, bass, and fiddle. This new recording has a rockabilly edge with the driving guitar and piano.

I was trying to write a commercial country song. A song publisher told me that I should change “woman” to “lover,” as women are a large demographic in country listenership and wouldn’t cotton to me telling off a cheating woman. I briefly acquiesced but have restored “woman” to the title and verses.

Production: Bass Guitar, Electric Guitars, Pedal Steel Guitar, Piano, and Drums.

 Lyrics

Don’t Need A Woman Like You

Honey I don’t like lying

Though lying’s all you do

Honey now don’t deny it

I watched your rendezvous

And that is why

Our love is through

Honey I don’t need a woman like you

 

Honey we had some good times

But the good times are all gone

You gambled with our future

With all your carrying on

And that is why

I’m feeling blue

Honey I don’t need a woman like you

 

Bridge:

I’m not the kid that I was when

You first laid eyes on me

I’m a little more wise and worldly

And you won’t take advantage of me

Oh no

 

Honey I don’t like lying

Though lying’s all you do

Honey now don’t deny it

I watched your rendezvous

And that is why

Our love is through

Honey I don’t need a woman like you

Copyright 2016 Fred Grittner All Rights Reserved

 

Track 45 Don’t Need a Woman Like You

4 thoughts on “Track 45 Don’t Need a Woman Like You

  1. Try to be truest to your expression…Selling out may pad the bank account but then you’re not writing for yourself or to reach others but to reach for someone’s bankroll…Great, catchy song Fred!

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  2. Ah, excellent! Should have been a hit! Or, rather, if there were any justice in the Music Business, it would and will be a hit. Perfect. The style also (apart from the Hank influence) reminds me of a very good fast Rodney Crowell song. No suggestions whatsoever,
    You are still on a roll. The last weeks – not one song I did not like.

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  3. Dale Jernberg says:

    This does sound quite familiar. I don’t think we played it on the coffee house circuit in the 90’s so I must have heard it at your recording studio.

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