IF ONLY HANK HAD LIVED A LITTLE LONGER
(J.L. Lewis - R. Nedin)
THE RIMSHOTS (BEBE 004, 1998)

If Hank had lived a little longer
If Hank had been a little stronger
He had 'em slappin' that bass back in '47
With echo on his voice, he'd be rockabilly heaven
If Hank had lived a little longer

He sang songs for the lonely of the world
By the age of 29 his faith unfold
He had to sing away their pains
Now he won't sing for them again
If Hank had lived a little longer

Hank was an original pop star
And they wanted him to be a movie star
He took the contract on that day
Wouldn't sign his life away
If Hank had lived a little longer

He sang songs of religion for the good
To help them through life's troubles if he could
But God took him that dreadful day
For Him he wanted Hank to play
If Hank had lived a little longer
Yeah, if Hank had lived a little longer