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Lefty Frizzell: Life's Like Poetry (12-CD-Box & Book)

Republication of the legendary Lefty Frizzell CD box set.

We decided to revive this great box set due to public demand and as a new revised edition. This new set will include additional songs and many recently found photos and on top of it all you will get a new hardcover book. A celebration for eyes and ears!

The exact release date of this Lefty Frizzell box set is not set yet but you already can list yourself for an information e-mail we will send as soon as the release date is known.


A hallmark collection!

Which is why this breathtaking, 152-page book accompanied, all-encompassing 12 CD edition will be universally acclaimed as the Country release of the year.
New Musical Express - Fred Dellar

Lefty was the most influential country singer of the post-War era. He influenced Merle Haggard, and, through Merle, half the singers now on country radio. His own recordings are among the most perfectly-realized country records of the 1950s and 1960s, and we like to think we've been at least partly responsible for bringing his legacy to a new generation first with our LP box and now with this.

Here are the original versions of Lefty classics like 'I've Got The Money', 'I Love You A Thousand Ways', 'Always Late', 'Mom & Dad's Waltz', 'Long Black Veil', and all the later hits on Columbia and ABC. This is a complete career collection - everything Lefty cut from the early demos to the last recordings. It's a big set, and an expensive set, but it's no exaggeration to say that modern country music starts here.

A long overdue celebration of a giant's life and work!

Preface by Charles Wolfe

It was the fall of 1973, at one of those late- night Nashville hotel room jam sessions where they sit around with somebody's old Martin and a couple of bottles of Jack Daniels `Black Label' trading songs and stories. Johnny Rodriguez was there, hot from three number one hits in a row, as was Kenny Serratt, fresh from a new MGM contract. Merle Haggard was holding court, in from the coast plugging his new one called If We Can Make It Through December. The fourth man in the room was the oldest, and looked older; he was a big, easygoing man who spoke with a soft Texas drawl, and dressed in a fringed shirt with long wide collars and wore his graying hair long and swept back.

After the four had traded songs for a while, Merle Haggard sat back and pointed to the big man and said, 'Right there. That's where all the Haggards, Rodrigue-zes and Serratts come from!' The big man looked startled, then embarrassed, and folded his hands in front of him. A big ring sparkled on his left hand, a big ring with diamonds that formed the initials L.F. Everyone knew it stood for Lefty Frizzell.

From the very beginning, when he burst on the complacent music world of the 1950s with a spectacular string of hits that has never been equalled in country music since, Lefty had been a singer's singer. While millions were casually listening to the drawling Texas baritone on hit after hit on the local jukebox, the young singers across the land listened intently, trying to pick up every nuance and grace note of that style that was more intense, and more personal, than any that the music had seen. This was the generation that was to define modem country singing, and in the young man from the Texas oilfields, they had found their model.

As early as January 1954, when a young ex-marine named George Jones made hits first audition records in Beaumont, the Frizzell mystique was in place. As Pappy Daily listened to young Jones, he recalled: 'George at that time sounded exactly like Lefty Frizzell. I said. 'People don' t want somebody that sounds like somebody else.— Yet it was hard to sing a modem country love song with any feeling, and not copy Lefty's style - or some of it. As Dottie West remarked years later. 'Most all country ar-tists were touched by his style. Mickey Newbury recently said: 'Wasn't Lefty always right?' I agree.'

Most open in his admiration for Lefty has been Merle Haggard, and his story of first seeing Lefty conveys some of the intensity with which the younger generation of singers viewed Lefty, and conveys a sense of the impact Lefty had on the music of the time: 'I first saw Lefty Frizzell in 1951 at the Rain-bow Gardens in Bakersfield. I believe he was the hottest country artist in the nation. No one, not even Hank Williams, was as hot as Lefty was then. He was just dynamic on stage, and he real-ly inspired me to try and sing a song. A year or so later, he came back to Bakersfield and I was introduced to him. I sang a couple of songs for him, and he got me up on stage - that was one of the greatest thrills of my life, to be on stage with him.

'From then on when I' d get on stage, and I'd wonder how I should do a song, and maybe I'd be in doubt, I' d just mentally try to remember how Lefty would do it, and that pulled me out of a lot of holes. We became close friends. Years later someone said to me 'Merle, that guy sounds a lot like you.' I can remember when having someone say that about Lefty was a dream beyond ever coming true.

'Lefty Frizzell was ninety percent of the reason that I'm in the business. He was my inspiration, and I feel that he was the most unique thing that ever happened to country music. When I was fif-teen years old, I thought he hung the moon. You know ... I'm still not sure he didn' t.'

Like the prime movers in any art form, Lefty attracted his share of legends. Some were foisted on him by eager press agents in the 1950s as part of an early and effective image-building campaign: others came from his mammoth capacity for hard drinking and hard living: others came from his sudden spectacular success and early fame: and many came from his own shyness and difficulty in explaining himself. 'He hated inter-views,' his wife Alice recalled, 'and if he had to do one, he would have to get loosened up with drinks before he did one.' The late journalist Bob Claypool, who followed Lefty's career for years. 'He was one of those wild men of country music, the central figure in hundreds of riproaring tales - some true, some make-believe ... (Did Lefty really do THAT?).'

In a few serious attempts to write about Lefty's career, these legends have crept in over and over, jostling the true facts and salient details. They appear in everything from liner notes to record company publicity to official Hall of Fame biographies. Some of them are useful, even if they are not accurate, for they give us something of the way Lefty was perceived by his friends and fans. Others are simply misleading. This ac-count is an attempt to start from scratch, and to reconstruct the career of one of the seminal figures of American music.

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  • Interpret: Lefty Frizzell

  • Album titlle: Life's Like Poetry (12-CD-Box & Book)

  • Genre Country

  • Label Bear Family Records

  • Year of publication 1992
  • Edition 2 Deluxe Edition
  • Preiscode LI
  • Artikelart Box set

  • EAN: 4000127155504

  • weight in Kg 2.5
Frizzell, Lefty - Life's Like Poetry (12-CD-Box & Book) Box set 1
01 I Love You A Thousand Ways
02 If You've Got The Money, I've Got The Time
03 Shine, Shave, Shower (It's Saturday)
04 Cold Feet
05 Don't Think It Ain't Been Fun Dear
06 When Payday Comes Around
07 My Baby's Just Like Money
08 Look What Thoughts Will Do
09 My Baby's Just Like Money
10 You Want Everything But Me
11 I Want To Be With You Always
12 Give Me More, More, More (Of Your Kisses)
13 How Long Will It Take (To Stop Loving You)
14 Always Late (With Your Kisses)
15 Mom And Dad's Waltz
16 You Can Go On Your Way Now
17 Treasure Untold
18 Blue Yodel #6
19 Travellin' Blues
20 My Old Pal
21 Blue Yodel, #2
22 Lullaby Yodel
23 Brakeman's Blues
24 My Rough And Rowdy Ways
25 I Love You (Though You're No Good)
26 It's Just You (I Could Love Always)
27 You're Here So Everything's Alright
28 I've Got Reasons To Hate You
Frizzell, Lefty - Life's Like Poetry (12-CD-Box & Book) Box set 2
01 I Love You (Though You're No Good)
02 Don't Stay Away (Till Love Grows Cold)
03 It's Just You (I Could Love Always)
04 You're Here So Everything's Alright
05 If You Can Spare The Time
06 A King Without A Queen
07 Forever (And Always)
08 I Know You're Lonesome (While Waiting For Me)
09 Lost Love Blues
10 That's Me Without You
11 Send Her Here To Be Mine
12 Lost Love Blues
13 That's Me Without You
14 I Won't Be Good For Nothin'
15 If I Lose You (I'll Lose My World)
16 I'm An Old Old Man
17 You're Just Mine (Only In My Dreams)
18 I'll Try
19 Bring Your Sweet Self Back To Me
20 Time Changes Things
21 All Of Me Loves All Of You
22 California Blues (Blue Yodel, #4)
23 Never No' Mo' Blues
24 We Crucified Our Jesus
25 When It Comes To Measuring Love
26 Sleep Baby Sleep
27 (I'm) Lonely And Blue
Frizzell, Lefty - Life's Like Poetry (12-CD-Box & Book) Box set 3
01 Before You Go, Make Sure You Know
02 Two Friends Of Mine In Love
03 Hopeless Love
04 Then I'll Come Back To You
05 The Tragic Letter (& WAYNE RANEY)
06 Two Hearts Broken Now (& WAYNE RANEY)
07 You Can Always Count On Me (& WAYNE RANEY)
08 I've Been Away Way Too Long (& WAYNE RANEY)
09 Run 'Em Off
10 The Darkest Moment (Is Just Before The...)
11 You're Too Late
12 My Little Her And Him
13 I Love You Mostly
14 You're There, I'm Here
15 Let It Be So
16 Mama!
17 Making Believe
18 Moonlight, Darling And You
19 I'll Sit Alone And Cry
20 A Forest Fire (Is In Your Heart)
21 Sweet Lies
22 Your Tomorrows Will Never Come
23 It Gets Late So Early
24 I'm Lost Between Right And Wrong
25 Promises (Promises, Promises)
26 My Love And Baby's Gone
27 Today Is That Tomorrow (I Dreamed Of...)
28 First To Have A Second Chance
Frizzell, Lefty - Life's Like Poetry (12-CD-Box & Book) Box set 4
01 These Hands
02 You Can't Divorce My Heart
03 Treat Her Right
04 Heart's Highway
05 I'm A Boy Left Alone
06 Just Can't Live That Fast (Anymore)
07 The Waltz Of The Angels
08 Lullaby Waltz
09 Glad I Found You
10 Now That You Are Gone
11 From An Angel To A Devil
12 Lover By Appointment (& JOHNNY BOND)
13 Sick, Sober And Sorry (& JOHNNY BOND)
14 No One To Talk To (& SHIRLEY CADDELL)
15 Is It Only That You're Lonely
16 Mailman Bring Me No More Blues
17 You've Still Got It
18 Tell Me Dear
19 To Stop Loving You (Means Cry)
20 The Torch Within My Heart
21 Time Out For The Blues
22 I Love You A Thousand Ways
23 If You've Got The Money I've Got The Time
24 I Want To Be With You Always
25 Mom And Dad's Waltz
26 Darling Let's Turn Back The Years
27 You Win Again
28 Why Should I Be Lonely
29 Signed, Sealed And Delivered
30 Nobody Knows But Me
Frizzell, Lefty - Life's Like Poetry (12-CD-Box & Book) Box set 5
01 If You're Ever Lonely Darling
02 Silence
03 Release Me
04 Our Love's No Bluff
05 You're Humbuggin' Me
06 She's Gone
07 Cigarettes And Coffee Blues
08 I Need Your Love
09 My Bucket's Got A Hole In It
10 I Love You A Thousand Ways
11 If You've Got The Money, I've Got The Time
12 Mom And Dad's Waltz
13 I Want To Be With You Always
14 Always Late (With Your Kisses)
15 If You're Ever Lonely Darling
16 Sin Will Be The Chaser For The Wine
17 Knock Again, True Love
18 The Long Black Veil
19 One Has Been To Another
20 Farther Than My Eyes Can See
21 My Blues Will Pass
22 Ballad Of The Blue And Grey
23 That's All I Can Remember
24 So What! Let It Rain
25 What You Gonna Do, Leroy
26 I Feel Sorry For Me
27 Heaven's Plan
28 Looking For You
Frizzell, Lefty - Life's Like Poetry (12-CD-Box & Book) Box set 6
01 Stranger
02 A Few Steps Away
03 Forbidden Lovers
04 Just Passing Through
05 That Reminds Me Of Me
06 Don't Let Her See Me Cry
07 Through The Eyes Of A Fool
08 James River
09 Preview Of Coming Attractions
10 Lonely Heart
11 What Good Did You Get
12 When It Rains The Blues
13 I'm Not The Man I'm Supposed To Be
14 Saginaw Michigan
15 There's No Food In This House
16 The Rider
17 The Nester
18 I Was Coming Home To You
19 Hello To Him (Goodbye To Me)
20 I Can Tell
21 Make That One For The Road A Cup Of Coffee
22 'Gator Hollow
23 It Costs Too Much To Die
24 She's Gone, Gone, Gone
25 Running Into Memories Of You
26 Confused
27 How Far Down Can I Go
Frizzell, Lefty - Life's Like Poetry (12-CD-Box & Book) Box set 7
01 It's Bad (When It's Thataway)
02 I Don't Trust You Anymore
03 A Little Unfair
04 Woman Let Me Sing You A Song
05 Preparations To Be Blue
06 Stranger
07 Love Looks Good On You
08 Mama
09 It's Hard To Please You
10 You Don't Want Me To Get Well
11 Writing On The Wall
12 I Just Couldn`t See The Forest
13 I'm Not Guilty
14 It Couldn't Happen To A Nicer Guy
15 Everything Keeps Coming Back (But You)
16 Heart (Don't Love Her Anymore)
17 You Don't Have To Be Present To Win
18 My Feet Are Getting Cold
19 Is There Anything I Can Do
20 The Old Gang's Gone
21 A Song From A Lonely Heart
22 You Gotta Me Puttin' Me On
23 There In The Mirror
24 Get This Stranger Out Of Me
25 Money Tree
26 Hobo's Pride
Frizzell, Lefty - Life's Like Poetry (12-CD-Box & Book) Box set 8
01 When The Rooster Leaves The Yard
02 Anything You Can Spare
03 Only Way To Fly (original vocal)
04 Only Way To Fly (laughing version)
05 A Prayer On Your Lips Is Like Freedom In...
06 Little Old Winedrinker Me
07 A Word Or Two To Mary
08 Almost Persuaded
09 Have You Ever Been Untrue (& JUNE STEARNS)
10 If You've Got The Money... (& JUNE STEARNS)
11 When The Grass Grows Green Again
12 The Marriage Bit
13 I'll Remember You
14 Wasted Way Of Live
15 Keep Them Flowers Watered While I'm Gone
16 An Article From Life (without chorus)
17 Blind Street Singer
18 Honky Tonk Hill (without overdub)
19 My Baby Is A Tramp
20 She Brought Love Sweet Love
21 Watermelon Time In Georgia
22 I Must Be Getting Over You
23 Out Of You
24 It's Raining All Over The World
25 There's Something Lonely In This House
26 Three Cheers For The Good Guys
27 An Article From Life
28 Honky Tonk Hill
Frizzell, Lefty - Life's Like Poetry (12-CD-Box & Book) Box set 9
01 Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboy
02 What Am I Gonna Do
03 Give Me More, More, More (Of Your Kisses)
04 You Babe
05 This Just Ain't A Good Day For Leavin'
06 Down By The Railroad Track
07 Let Me Give Her The Flowers
08 If I Had Half The Sense
09 Somebody's Words
10 Lucky Arms
11 True Love Needs To Be In Touch
12 My House Is Your Honky Tonk
13 I Buy The Wine
14 If She Just Helps Me To Get Over You
15 Falling
16 Railroad Lady
17 I Can't Get Over You To Save My Life
18 I Never Go Around Mirrors
19 That's The Way Love Goes
20 She Found The Key
21 I Wonder Who's Building The Bridge
22 My Wishing Room
23 I'm Gonna Hang Out My Mind Today
24 Sittin' And Thinkin'
25 I Love You A Thousand Ways
26 I'm Not That Good At Goodbye
27 Yesterday Just Passed My Way Again
28 Life's Like Poetry
Frizzell, Lefty - Life's Like Poetry (12-CD-Box & Book) Box set 10
01 Darling I'm Missing You
02 I'll Never Cry Over You
03 My Confession
04 I Hope You're Not Lonely When I'm Gone
05 My Baby And My Wife
06 It's All Over Now
07 Worried Mind
08 Maiden's Prayer
09 I'm Wasting My Life Away
10 You Nearly Lose Your Mind
11 If You've Got The Money
12 Lost Love Blues
13 Just Can't Live That Fast Anymore (1)
14 Just Can't Live That Fast Anymore (2)
15 Honey Baby
16 Please Be Mine, Dear Blue Eyes
17 I'm Yours If You Want Me
18 I'll Be A Bachelor
19 Yesterday Mail
Frizzell, Lefty - Life's Like Poetry (12-CD-Box & Book) Box set 11
01 If You've Got The Money
02 Look What Thoughts Will Do
03 Shine, Shave And Shower
04 I Want To Be With You Always
05 My Baby's Just Like Money
06 If You've Got The Money
07 If You've Got The Money
08 Why Should I Be Lonely
09 Ida Red Boogie
10 I Love You A Thousand Ways
11 Always Late
12 If You've Got The Money
13 Cigarettes And Coffee Blues
14 The Long Black Veil
15 Freddie Hart: Chain Gang/Desert Blues
16 Theme & If You've Got The Money
17 I Want To Be With You Always
18 My Bucket's Got A Hole In It
19 Always Late
20 Make The One For The Road A Cup Of Coffee
21 Mom And Dad's Waltz
22 Cigarettes And Coffee Blues
23 Darling Let's Turn Back The Years
24 Things
25 Woodchopper's Ball (instrumental)
26 I Want To Be With You Always
27 Stay All Night (extract)
28 Somebody's Pushing
29 The Long Black Veil
30 David Frizzell: Mona Lisa
31 I Want To Be With You Always Stay All Night
32 If You've Got The Money
33 Sunday Down In Tennessee
34 A King Without A Queen (& interview)
35 Mom And Dad's Waltz
36 Travellin' Blues
37 If You've Got The Money
Frizzell, Lefty - Life's Like Poetry (12-CD-Box & Book) Box set 12
01 I'll Make It Up To You
02 It's Hard To Please You
03 Too Much Love
04 My Abandoned Heart
05 Wait Till I'm Asleep
06 Not This Time (Lefty & Abe)
07 Not This Time (Lefty)
08 Why Didn't You Tell Me Our Love Was Wrong
09 Forever And Always
10 Why Didn't You Tell Me Our Love Was Wrong
11 Please Don't Stay Away So Long (1)
12 Please Don't Stay Away So Long (2)
13 You Have Never Been Known To Be Wrong
14 The Reason Why My Heart's In Misery
15 Blue Yodel, #6
16 Just Little Things Like That
17 I Love You So
18 A Fool's Advice
19 When Me And My Baby Go Steppin' Out (1)
20 When Me And My Baby Go Steppin' Out (2)
21 Lullaby Yodel
22 Brakeman's Blues
Lefty Frizzell Steppin' Out Lefty Frizzell was the greatest honky-tonk singer of all... more
"Lefty Frizzell"

Lefty Frizzell

Steppin' Out

Lefty Frizzell was the greatest honky-tonk singer of all time—if you ask the most educated and highly opinionated fans of country music, that is. Blessed with a voice that came naturally to him—a voice that held so much soul and carried such infinite layers of emotional expression, that grown men were oft-moved to tears—Lefty was also cursed with bad habits and a downward career path that left him dead in 1975 at the tragically young age of 47.

This compilation, part of the 'Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight' series, seeks to compile all the up-tempo numbers—hillbilly boogie, rockabilly, borderline rock 'n' roll and hard late 1950s country—for a package that will undoubtedly appeal to crowd of rockabilly fans and those seeking to have a lone Lefty Frizzell disc in their collection.

Let it be known, however, that a disc that contains only the uptempo Lefty Frizzell numbers is much like a painting that uses only two of the primary colors. Lefty's incredible depth of emotion lent itself best to plaintive ballads and waltzes, and although the uptempo numbers are also great. But if you really want to experience the full breadth of Lefty's talent this author urges you to seek out the most essential of Bear Family box sets, 'Life's Like Poetry.' (BCD 15550).

William Orville 'Lefty' Frizzell was born March 31, 1928 in the oil and farm town of Corsicana, Texas, about 50 miles southeast of Dallas. As a young child, his family moved to El Dorado, Arkansas, where they remained until Lefty was a teenager. Although the family would always call him 'Sonny,' since he was the first boy in the family, the nickname 'Lefty' was acquired during a school fight with another boy. The nickname—which came because Lefty led with his left hand in the fight—stuck with him throughout his life, even though Lefty played his guitar right-handed.

As a child, Lefty loved music and began playing guitar at a young age, even securing a spot on a children's radio show on the local station KELD at the age of 12. When the Frizzell family moved back to Texas, Lefty won a talent contest in Dallas, which bolstered the youngster’s ambition to continue in music, which he did, alternating between working in the Texas oilfields and performing at honky-tonks on the weekends.

In 1945, Lefty wed Alice Harper, when both of them were 16 years old and too young to get married without parental permission. Soon afterward their first child, Lois, was born, and in 1946 Lefty and his new family moved to New Mexico in search of a better life, first to Capitan and then to Roswell, a then-booming Army town close to the west Texas border. Lefty pursued singing and writing songs in Roswell, while Alice worked at a downtown café. A local musician had a Wilcox-Gay disc recorder, and Lefty begged to get some of his songs recorded on the primitive device, such was his desire to become a professional singer.

Times were tough and the family nearly starved to death, circumstances made worse by Lefty's tendency to get in trouble with the law. Eight days after the legendary Roswell 'U.F.O.' crash happened in July 1947, Lefty was arrested and served six months in the Roswell jail for what he called "fightin' and carryin' on"  in a later interview. In reality, the charges were statutory rape, a married 19-year old man caught with a 14-year old girl. The time Lefty spent in jail just about killed him, wondering if Alice would take their new baby Lois and leave. Whether 'U.F.O.' crashes or captured alien beings played into the equation, Lefty wrote the first of many future hit songs in the Roswell jail in September 1947, I Love You A Thousand Ways. The song was a plaintive apology to his wife Alice for his misdeeds.

Upon release in early 1948, Lefty and family moved back to Texas, where eventually he would set up a residency at the Ace of Clubs in Big Spring, a club gig that would last more than a year. Lefty's original songs were popular with the local crowds, and on many occasions people recommended that Lefty should try making records.

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Frizzell, Lefty - Life's Like Poetry (12-CD-Box & Book) Box set 1
01 I Love You A Thousand Ways
02 If You've Got The Money, I've Got The Time
03 Shine, Shave, Shower (It's Saturday)
04 Cold Feet
05 Don't Think It Ain't Been Fun Dear
06 When Payday Comes Around
07 My Baby's Just Like Money
08 Look What Thoughts Will Do
09 My Baby's Just Like Money
10 You Want Everything But Me
11 I Want To Be With You Always
12 Give Me More, More, More (Of Your Kisses)
13 How Long Will It Take (To Stop Loving You)
14 Always Late (With Your Kisses)
15 Mom And Dad's Waltz
16 You Can Go On Your Way Now
17 Treasure Untold
18 Blue Yodel #6
19 Travellin' Blues
20 My Old Pal
21 Blue Yodel, #2
22 Lullaby Yodel
23 Brakeman's Blues
24 My Rough And Rowdy Ways
25 I Love You (Though You're No Good)
26 It's Just You (I Could Love Always)
27 You're Here So Everything's Alright
28 I've Got Reasons To Hate You
Frizzell, Lefty - Life's Like Poetry (12-CD-Box & Book) Box set 2
01 I Love You (Though You're No Good)
02 Don't Stay Away (Till Love Grows Cold)
03 It's Just You (I Could Love Always)
04 You're Here So Everything's Alright
05 If You Can Spare The Time
06 A King Without A Queen
07 Forever (And Always)
08 I Know You're Lonesome (While Waiting For Me)
09 Lost Love Blues
10 That's Me Without You
11 Send Her Here To Be Mine
12 Lost Love Blues
13 That's Me Without You
14 I Won't Be Good For Nothin'
15 If I Lose You (I'll Lose My World)
16 I'm An Old Old Man
17 You're Just Mine (Only In My Dreams)
18 I'll Try
19 Bring Your Sweet Self Back To Me
20 Time Changes Things
21 All Of Me Loves All Of You
22 California Blues (Blue Yodel, #4)
23 Never No' Mo' Blues
24 We Crucified Our Jesus
25 When It Comes To Measuring Love
26 Sleep Baby Sleep
27 (I'm) Lonely And Blue
Frizzell, Lefty - Life's Like Poetry (12-CD-Box & Book) Box set 3
01 Before You Go, Make Sure You Know
02 Two Friends Of Mine In Love
03 Hopeless Love
04 Then I'll Come Back To You
05 The Tragic Letter (& WAYNE RANEY)
06 Two Hearts Broken Now (& WAYNE RANEY)
07 You Can Always Count On Me (& WAYNE RANEY)
08 I've Been Away Way Too Long (& WAYNE RANEY)
09 Run 'Em Off
10 The Darkest Moment (Is Just Before The...)
11 You're Too Late
12 My Little Her And Him
13 I Love You Mostly
14 You're There, I'm Here
15 Let It Be So
16 Mama!
17 Making Believe
18 Moonlight, Darling And You
19 I'll Sit Alone And Cry
20 A Forest Fire (Is In Your Heart)
21 Sweet Lies
22 Your Tomorrows Will Never Come
23 It Gets Late So Early
24 I'm Lost Between Right And Wrong
25 Promises (Promises, Promises)
26 My Love And Baby's Gone
27 Today Is That Tomorrow (I Dreamed Of...)
28 First To Have A Second Chance
Frizzell, Lefty - Life's Like Poetry (12-CD-Box & Book) Box set 4
01 These Hands
02 You Can't Divorce My Heart
03 Treat Her Right
04 Heart's Highway
05 I'm A Boy Left Alone
06 Just Can't Live That Fast (Anymore)
07 The Waltz Of The Angels
08 Lullaby Waltz
09 Glad I Found You
10 Now That You Are Gone
11 From An Angel To A Devil
12 Lover By Appointment (& JOHNNY BOND)
13 Sick, Sober And Sorry (& JOHNNY BOND)
14 No One To Talk To (& SHIRLEY CADDELL)
15 Is It Only That You're Lonely
16 Mailman Bring Me No More Blues
17 You've Still Got It
18 Tell Me Dear
19 To Stop Loving You (Means Cry)
20 The Torch Within My Heart
21 Time Out For The Blues
22 I Love You A Thousand Ways
23 If You've Got The Money I've Got The Time
24 I Want To Be With You Always
25 Mom And Dad's Waltz
26 Darling Let's Turn Back The Years
27 You Win Again
28 Why Should I Be Lonely
29 Signed, Sealed And Delivered
30 Nobody Knows But Me
Frizzell, Lefty - Life's Like Poetry (12-CD-Box & Book) Box set 5
01 If You're Ever Lonely Darling
02 Silence
03 Release Me
04 Our Love's No Bluff
05 You're Humbuggin' Me
06 She's Gone
07 Cigarettes And Coffee Blues
08 I Need Your Love
09 My Bucket's Got A Hole In It
10 I Love You A Thousand Ways
11 If You've Got The Money, I've Got The Time
12 Mom And Dad's Waltz
13 I Want To Be With You Always
14 Always Late (With Your Kisses)
15 If You're Ever Lonely Darling
16 Sin Will Be The Chaser For The Wine
17 Knock Again, True Love
18 The Long Black Veil
19 One Has Been To Another
20 Farther Than My Eyes Can See
21 My Blues Will Pass
22 Ballad Of The Blue And Grey
23 That's All I Can Remember
24 So What! Let It Rain
25 What You Gonna Do, Leroy
26 I Feel Sorry For Me
27 Heaven's Plan
28 Looking For You
Frizzell, Lefty - Life's Like Poetry (12-CD-Box & Book) Box set 6
01 Stranger
02 A Few Steps Away
03 Forbidden Lovers
04 Just Passing Through
05 That Reminds Me Of Me
06 Don't Let Her See Me Cry
07 Through The Eyes Of A Fool
08 James River
09 Preview Of Coming Attractions
10 Lonely Heart
11 What Good Did You Get
12 When It Rains The Blues
13 I'm Not The Man I'm Supposed To Be
14 Saginaw Michigan
15 There's No Food In This House
16 The Rider
17 The Nester
18 I Was Coming Home To You
19 Hello To Him (Goodbye To Me)
20 I Can Tell
21 Make That One For The Road A Cup Of Coffee
22 'Gator Hollow
23 It Costs Too Much To Die
24 She's Gone, Gone, Gone
25 Running Into Memories Of You
26 Confused
27 How Far Down Can I Go
Frizzell, Lefty - Life's Like Poetry (12-CD-Box & Book) Box set 7
01 It's Bad (When It's Thataway)
02 I Don't Trust You Anymore
03 A Little Unfair
04 Woman Let Me Sing You A Song
05 Preparations To Be Blue
06 Stranger
07 Love Looks Good On You
08 Mama
09 It's Hard To Please You
10 You Don't Want Me To Get Well
11 Writing On The Wall
12 I Just Couldn`t See The Forest
13 I'm Not Guilty
14 It Couldn't Happen To A Nicer Guy
15 Everything Keeps Coming Back (But You)
16 Heart (Don't Love Her Anymore)
17 You Don't Have To Be Present To Win
18 My Feet Are Getting Cold
19 Is There Anything I Can Do
20 The Old Gang's Gone
21 A Song From A Lonely Heart
22 You Gotta Me Puttin' Me On
23 There In The Mirror
24 Get This Stranger Out Of Me
25 Money Tree
26 Hobo's Pride
Frizzell, Lefty - Life's Like Poetry (12-CD-Box & Book) Box set 8
01 When The Rooster Leaves The Yard
02 Anything You Can Spare
03 Only Way To Fly (original vocal)
04 Only Way To Fly (laughing version)
05 A Prayer On Your Lips Is Like Freedom In...
06 Little Old Winedrinker Me
07 A Word Or Two To Mary
08 Almost Persuaded
09 Have You Ever Been Untrue (& JUNE STEARNS)
10 If You've Got The Money... (& JUNE STEARNS)
11 When The Grass Grows Green Again
12 The Marriage Bit
13 I'll Remember You
14 Wasted Way Of Live
15 Keep Them Flowers Watered While I'm Gone
16 An Article From Life (without chorus)
17 Blind Street Singer
18 Honky Tonk Hill (without overdub)
19 My Baby Is A Tramp
20 She Brought Love Sweet Love
21 Watermelon Time In Georgia
22 I Must Be Getting Over You
23 Out Of You
24 It's Raining All Over The World
25 There's Something Lonely In This House
26 Three Cheers For The Good Guys
27 An Article From Life
28 Honky Tonk Hill
Frizzell, Lefty - Life's Like Poetry (12-CD-Box & Book) Box set 9
01 Honky Tonk Stardust Cowboy
02 What Am I Gonna Do
03 Give Me More, More, More (Of Your Kisses)
04 You Babe
05 This Just Ain't A Good Day For Leavin'
06 Down By The Railroad Track
07 Let Me Give Her The Flowers
08 If I Had Half The Sense
09 Somebody's Words
10 Lucky Arms
11 True Love Needs To Be In Touch
12 My House Is Your Honky Tonk
13 I Buy The Wine
14 If She Just Helps Me To Get Over You
15 Falling
16 Railroad Lady
17 I Can't Get Over You To Save My Life
18 I Never Go Around Mirrors
19 That's The Way Love Goes
20 She Found The Key
21 I Wonder Who's Building The Bridge
22 My Wishing Room
23 I'm Gonna Hang Out My Mind Today
24 Sittin' And Thinkin'
25 I Love You A Thousand Ways
26 I'm Not That Good At Goodbye
27 Yesterday Just Passed My Way Again
28 Life's Like Poetry
Frizzell, Lefty - Life's Like Poetry (12-CD-Box & Book) Box set 10
01 Darling I'm Missing You
02 I'll Never Cry Over You
03 My Confession
04 I Hope You're Not Lonely When I'm Gone
05 My Baby And My Wife
06 It's All Over Now
07 Worried Mind
08 Maiden's Prayer
09 I'm Wasting My Life Away
10 You Nearly Lose Your Mind
11 If You've Got The Money
12 Lost Love Blues
13 Just Can't Live That Fast Anymore (1)
14 Just Can't Live That Fast Anymore (2)
15 Honey Baby
16 Please Be Mine, Dear Blue Eyes
17 I'm Yours If You Want Me
18 I'll Be A Bachelor
19 Yesterday Mail
Frizzell, Lefty - Life's Like Poetry (12-CD-Box & Book) Box set 11
01 If You've Got The Money
02 Look What Thoughts Will Do
03 Shine, Shave And Shower
04 I Want To Be With You Always
05 My Baby's Just Like Money
06 If You've Got The Money
07 If You've Got The Money
08 Why Should I Be Lonely
09 Ida Red Boogie
10 I Love You A Thousand Ways
11 Always Late
12 If You've Got The Money
13 Cigarettes And Coffee Blues
14 The Long Black Veil
15 Freddie Hart: Chain Gang/Desert Blues
16 Theme & If You've Got The Money
17 I Want To Be With You Always
18 My Bucket's Got A Hole In It
19 Always Late
20 Make The One For The Road A Cup Of Coffee
21 Mom And Dad's Waltz
22 Cigarettes And Coffee Blues
23 Darling Let's Turn Back The Years
24 Things
25 Woodchopper's Ball (instrumental)
26 I Want To Be With You Always
27 Stay All Night (extract)
28 Somebody's Pushing
29 The Long Black Veil
30 David Frizzell: Mona Lisa
31 I Want To Be With You Always Stay All Night
32 If You've Got The Money
33 Sunday Down In Tennessee
34 A King Without A Queen (& interview)
35 Mom And Dad's Waltz
36 Travellin' Blues
37 If You've Got The Money
Frizzell, Lefty - Life's Like Poetry (12-CD-Box & Book) Box set 12
01 I'll Make It Up To You
02 It's Hard To Please You
03 Too Much Love
04 My Abandoned Heart
05 Wait Till I'm Asleep
06 Not This Time (Lefty & Abe)
07 Not This Time (Lefty)
08 Why Didn't You Tell Me Our Love Was Wrong
09 Forever And Always
10 Why Didn't You Tell Me Our Love Was Wrong
11 Please Don't Stay Away So Long (1)
12 Please Don't Stay Away So Long (2)
13 You Have Never Been Known To Be Wrong
14 The Reason Why My Heart's In Misery
15 Blue Yodel, #6
16 Just Little Things Like That
17 I Love You So
18 A Fool's Advice
19 When Me And My Baby Go Steppin' Out (1)
20 When Me And My Baby Go Steppin' Out (2)
21 Lullaby Yodel
22 Brakeman's Blues