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#ThrowbackThursday: “It Wasn’t God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels”

April 11th, 2013

By: Elissa Blattman, NWHM Intern

In March 1952, singer Hank Thompson released one of country music’s most popular songs.  “The Wild Side of Life” spent over three months atop the Billboard country chart that spring and summer.  The song is about a man in love, scorned by a woman more attracted to “the glamor of the gay night life” and “the places where the wine and liquor flows” than being the type of wife he wanted.  Thompson sings in the chorus: “I didn’t know God made honky tonk angels / I might have known you’d never make a wife / You gave up the only one that ever loved you / And went back to the wild side of life”

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