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  1. Crazy Arms

From the recording Daddy

Ray Price recorded ‘Crazy Arms’ in 1956.  It quickly rose to number one on the Billboard country charts and stayed there for 20 weeks.  At the end of the year, it was named the number one country single of 1956 by Billboard magazine.
It’s been recorded by many artists since then, but remains one of Ray Price’s signature songs.  As yet another sad country song, the subject matter has universal appeal. 
Here Johnny Barber gives it something akin to a rock beat, while adhering to its country roots.  Once again, the fiddle and pedal steel take center stage.

Lyrics

 
Now blue ain’t the word for the way that I feel
And a storm is brewing in this heart of mine
This ain’t no crazy dream I know that it’s real
You’re someone else’s love now, you’re not mine
 
Crazy arms that reach to hold somebody new
But my yearning heart keeps saying you’re not mine
My troubled mind knows soon to another you’ll be wed
And that’s why I’m lonesome all the time
 
Please take these treasured dreams I had for you and me
Take all the love I thought was mine
Someday my crazy arms will hold somebody new
But right now I’m so lonesome I could die
 
Crazy arms that reach to hold somebody new
But my yearning heart keeps saying you’re not mine
My troubled mind knows soon to another you’ll be wed
And that’s why I’m lonesome all the time
That’s why I’m lonesome all the time