Gene Watson – Farewell Party LIVE

“Farewell Party” is a song written by Lawton Williams. Lawton also had the original recording in 1960. Little Jimmy Dickens recorded the song in 1961. It was also recorded by American country music artists Johnny Bush and Waylon Jennings, as well as Gene Watson. Watson’s cover was released in February 1979 as the second single from the album Reflections. The song reached #5 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.

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When the last breath of life
Is gone from my body
And my lips are as cold as the sea
When my friends gather ’round
For my farewell party
Won’t you pretend you love me?
There’ll be flowers from those
Who cry when I’m gone
And leave you in this world alone
I know you’ll have fun
At my farewell party
I know you’ll be glad when I’m gone
Don’t be mad at me for wanting to keep you
‘Til my life on this old world is through
You’ll be free at the end of my farewell party
But I’ll go away loving you
There’ll be flowers from those
Who cry when I’m gone
And leave you in this ol’ world alone
I know you’ll have fun
At my farewell party
I know you’ll be glad when I’m gone
Oh, I know you’ll be glad when I’m gone

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