Night LifeWords & Music by Willie Nelson, Walter Breeland & Paul Buskirk
Recorded by Rusty Draper, 1963 (#57)
C C7 When the evenin' sun goes down, F Fm You will find me hangin' 'round; C Am F G Oh, the night life, it ain't no good life, C Am Dm7 G7 But it's my life. C C7 Many people just like me F Fm Dreamin' of old used-to-be's; C Am F Fm Oh, the night life, it ain't no good life, C F Fm C C/B C7 But it's my life. Bridge: C Am C C7 Listen to the blues that they're playin' F7 Fm7 C Am7 Dm7 G7 Listen what the blues are sayin' C C7 Life is just another scene F Fm In this old world of broken dreams C Am F Fm Oh, the night life, it ain't no good life First Time: C F Fm7 C C/B C7 But it's my life Last Time: C E7 A7 But it's my life G C Am F G Oh, the night life ain't no good life C9 C F Fm C G7 CM7 Oh, but it's my life.
This song has reached the country music charts numerous times since introduced in 1963. Among the more successful versions were Ray Price (1963, # 28); Claude Gray (1968, # 31); Willie Nelson with the Nashville Brass (1980, # 20), B. J. Thomas (1986, # 59) and as the flip of "Jukebox Saturday Night" by Roy Clark in 1986.