Cheatin' Songs

  
By:  wheel  •  2 months ago  •  106 comments

Cheatin' Songs

I'll kick us off with a couple of oldies

Alright, let's not pretend that none of us have never cheated or been cheated on. I'm not gonna tell, just let the music do the talking.


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WallyW
1  WallyW    2 months ago

 
 
 
Wheel
1.1  author  Wheel  replied to  WallyW @1    2 months ago

OMG. Patsy. Love every single thing she's ever done. Remember watching her on the Flat and Scruggs show when I was kid.

 
 
 
charger 383
1.1.1  charger 383  replied to  Wheel @1.1    2 months ago

The house she grew up in is being made into a museum, about 30 miles from where I live  

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  WallyW @1    2 months ago

As soon as I saw this article, that the was the song that I thought of.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2  JohnRussell    2 months ago

the best

TELL HIM I'M NOT HOME - Chuck Jackson

 
 
 
Wheel
2.1  author  Wheel  replied to  JohnRussell @2    2 months ago

 
 
 
WallyW
3  WallyW    2 months ago

This one has been up before, but worth repeating

 
 
 
Wheel
3.1  author  Wheel  replied to  WallyW @3    2 months ago

It's Reba.  That's always good.

 
 
 
Transyferous Rex
4  Transyferous Rex    2 months ago

If dancing is cheating...Gimme Three Steps.

 
 
 
Wheel
4.1  author  Wheel  replied to  Transyferous Rex @4    2 months ago

Not sure that's a cheatin' song so much as a raging jealousy song. But, still a good song.

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
5  Just Jim NC TttH    2 months ago

 
 
 
Transyferous Rex
5.1  Transyferous Rex  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @5    2 months ago

Cheating with a twist. Good one.

 
 
 
Wheel
5.2  author  Wheel  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @5    2 months ago

Ohh, nice one.

 
 
 
Transyferous Rex
6  Transyferous Rex    2 months ago

Sublime: Santeria 

 
 
 
Wheel
6.1  author  Wheel  replied to  Transyferous Rex @6    2 months ago

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
7  Dean Moriarty    2 months ago

Albert King - Laundromat blues. 

 
 
 
Wheel
7.1  author  Wheel  replied to  Dean Moriarty @7    2 months ago

...and this is how we wind up with shoot outs in laundromats. jrSmiley_7_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
8  Just Jim NC TttH    2 months ago

Kenny Rogers and the First Edition.........................

 
 
 
Wheel
8.1  author  Wheel  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @8    2 months ago

Ohhhh, yeah. Heart breaker. I had forgotten this. Good one.

 
 
 
Transyferous Rex
8.2  Transyferous Rex  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @8    2 months ago

Keeping it Kenny  "Lucille"

 
 
 
Transyferous Rex
9  Transyferous Rex    2 months ago

All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You

 
 
 
Sparty On
10  Sparty On    2 months ago

Not even close:

 
 
 
Wheel
10.1  author  Wheel  replied to  Sparty On @10    2 months ago

I remember a time I could hardly turn the radio on without hearing this song.

 
 
 
Sparty On
10.1.1  Sparty On  replied to  Wheel @10.1    2 months ago

Love me some Motown ..... always have

 
 
 
Wheel
10.1.2  author  Wheel  replied to  Sparty On @10.1.1    2 months ago

Well then.  How bout some Billy Paul

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
11  Perrie Halpern R.A.    2 months ago

 
 
 
Wheel
11.1  author  Wheel  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @11    2 months ago

Good song, not sure it's a cheatin' song. More like a longing for someone who can't see him song.

Freddy Fender, Before the Next Teardrop falls, would fit in the category too. Still, really good song, thanks. I never heard it before.

 
 
 
Wheel
11.1.1  author  Wheel  replied to  Wheel @11.1    2 months ago

Another song, and one of my favorites, that I think would fit in the 'unrequited love' category.

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
11.1.2  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Wheel @11.1.1    2 months ago

Love that song. Longing for love makes for good songs. 

 
 
 
Wheel
11.1.3  author  Wheel  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @11.1.2    2 months ago

Yes it does  Of course I've had crush on Linda every since I first saw here way back in the dark ages.  So she can do no wrong.

 
 
 
Wheel
11.1.4  author  Wheel  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @11.1.2    2 months ago

Songs about unrequited love could be a whole nother thing for us to waste time on.

 
 
 
Transyferous Rex
12  Transyferous Rex    2 months ago

 
 
 
Wheel
12.1  author  Wheel  replied to  Transyferous Rex @12    2 months ago

This is a Garth song. And it uses a montage of Garth pictures.  But I don't think this is Garth.  He's known to be a REAL butthead about having his videos on youtube. A LOT of videos that are attributed to him are really covers disguised as his. 

I could be wrong, been wrong more than once, but I've seen several reports about Garth and his antipathy to youtube.

 
 
 
Transyferous Rex
12.1.1  Transyferous Rex  replied to  Wheel @12.1    2 months ago

Well, I didn't watch the video, so you might be right. 

 
 
 
Perrie Halpern R.A.
13  Perrie Halpern R.A.    2 months ago

 
 
 
Wheel
13.1  author  Wheel  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @13    2 months ago

Oh yeah. That's the ticket

 
 
 
Kathleen
14  Kathleen    2 months ago

One song that comes to mind with me is.. I can see for miles and miles and miles. The Who... I always thought it was about a guy that can see that his girlfriend is doing things behind his back.  

 
 
 
Wheel
15  author  Wheel    2 months ago

"I know you've deceived me,

now here's the surprise.

I know that you have because

There's magic in my eyes."

Oh yeah, there's some cheatin' going on there.

 
 
 
Kathleen
15.1  Kathleen  replied to  Wheel @15    2 months ago

Thanks for posting it for me, that was the first song I thought of when I saw your thread.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
16  JohnRussell    2 months ago

THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES - Bobby Vee

 
 
 
Wheel
16.1  author  Wheel  replied to  JohnRussell @16    2 months ago

Sad thing is, I remember when this song came out.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
17  JohnRussell    2 months ago
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JohnRussell
17.1  JohnRussell  replied to  JohnRussell @17    2 months ago

LITTLE DIANE - Dion

 
 
 
Wheel
17.1.1  author  Wheel  replied to  JohnRussell @17.1    2 months ago

Who couldn't love a cheatin' song with kazoo accompaniment jrSmiley_88_smiley_image.gifjrSmiley_91_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
JohnRussell
18  JohnRussell    2 months ago

RUBY DONT TAKE YOUR LOVE TO TOWN - Kenny Rogers and The First Edition

 
 
 
Wheel
18.1  author  Wheel  replied to  JohnRussell @18    2 months ago

I hate to say it, but I've never known a woman named Ruby that I liked. Probably just me....

 
 
 
pat wilson
19  pat wilson    2 months ago

Lyle Lovett, Nobody Knows Me

 
 
 
Wheel
19.1  author  Wheel  replied to  pat wilson @19    2 months ago

I know we shouldn't judge, but with his looks it's hard to imagine Lyle cheating if he was ever lucky enough to get a woman.  I know, I know, the ladies love him.  Just personal opinion.

 
 
 
pat wilson
19.1.1  pat wilson  replied to  Wheel @19.1    2 months ago

It's a great song, regardless of your insults. Sorry I posted it. Maybe you can delete it as "no value".

 
 
 
Wheel
19.1.2  author  Wheel  replied to  pat wilson @19.1.1    2 months ago

It is a great song, I'm not sure why you would think that posting my opinion is some kind of insult. May I suggest that since it wasn't directed at you that you don't take it personally? Just a thought.

 
 
 
pat wilson
19.1.3  pat wilson  replied to  Wheel @19.1.2    2 months ago

I don't take NT commentary personally.

 
 
 
Texan1211
19.1.4  Texan1211  replied to  pat wilson @19.1.3    2 months ago
I don't take NT commentary personally.

Better tell your keyboard--it posted this in your name:

It's a great song, regardless of your insults. Sorry I posted it. Maybe you can delete it as "no value".

in response to this:

I know we shouldn't judge, but with his looks it's hard to imagine Lyle cheating if he was ever lucky enough to get a woman.  I know, I know, the ladies love him.  Just personal opinion. 

Sounds EXACTLY like you took it personally, and it wasn't even a real insult--just an imagined one!

 
 
 
pat wilson
19.1.5  pat wilson  replied to  Texan1211 @19.1.4    2 months ago

No one was talking to you.

 
 
 
Wheel
19.1.6  author  Wheel  replied to  pat wilson @19.1.5    2 months ago

This is not a productive line of discussion. Let's just have fun, ok? jrSmiley_95_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
lady in black
20  lady in black    2 months ago

I want you to know that I'm happy for you I wish nothing but the best for you both An older version of me Is she perverted like me? Would she go down on you in a theatre? Does she speak eloquently? And would she have your baby? I'm sure she'd make a really excellent mother 'Cause the love that you gave, that we made wasn't able to make it enough for you to be open wide, no And every time you speak her name Does she know how you told me you'd hold me until you die, 'til you die? But you're still alive And I'm here to remind you Of the mess you left when you went away It's not fair to deny me Of the cross I bear that you gave to me You, you, you oughta know You seem very well, things look peaceful I'm not quite as well, I thought you should know Did you forget about me, Mr. Duplicity? I hate to bug you in the middle of dinner It was a slap in the face How quickly I was replaced And are you thinking of me when you f*** her? 'Cause the love that you gave that we made wasn't able to make it enough for you to be open wide, no And every time you speak her name Does she know how you told me you'd hold me until you die, 'til you die? But you're still alive And I'm here to remind you Of the mess you left when you went away It's not fair to deny me Of the cross I bear that you gave to me You, you, you oughta know 'Cause the joke that you laid in the bed: that was me, and I'm not gonna fade as soon as you close your eyes And you know it And every time I scratch my nails down someone else's back I hope you feel it Well, can you feel it? Well, I'm here to remind you Of the mess you left when you went away It's not fair to deny me Of the cross I bear that you gave to me You, you, you oughta know I am here to remind you Of the mess you left when you went away It's not fair to deny me Of the cross I bear that you gave to me You, you, you oughta know

 
 
 
Wheel
20.1  author  Wheel  replied to  lady in black @20    2 months ago

I know this a good song and that it's really popular but as far as I'm concerned, Alanis peaked on You Can't Say That On Television. She's just not my cup of tea. I think it has to do with the fact that she has no idea what irony is. 

Some facts that many people don't know, this is about Uncle Joey on Full House. Dave Coulier. Alanis was just a younger woman he had a fling with as far as he was concerned. She took it more seriously, clearly.

And the movie she went down on him was The Lion King.

 
 
 
lady in black
20.1.1  lady in black  replied to  Wheel @20.1    2 months ago

Knew the Uncle Joey part but not the Lion King part

 
 
 
Wheel
20.1.2  author  Wheel  replied to  lady in black @20.1.1    2 months ago

Saw him on one of the talk shows, maybe the Tonight show, he was talking about it...and laughing.  Clearly it didn't mean as much to him as her.

 
 
 
Wheel
21  author  Wheel    2 months ago

Time for a curve ball. How many of you thought this song was sung by a black lead singer?

I Like Bread and Butter, I like Toast and Jam.

 
 
 
lady in black
22  lady in black    2 months ago

Love hurts, love scars, love wounds And marks, any heart Not tough or strong enough To take a lot of pain, take a lot of pain Love is like a cloud Holds a lot of rain Love hurts......ooh, ooh love hurts I'm young, I know, but even so I know a thing or two And I learned from you I really learned a lot, really learned a lot Love is like a flame It burns you when it's hot Love hurts......ooh, ooh love hurts Some fools think of happiness Blissfulness, togetherness Some fools fool themselves I guess They're not foolin' me [1] I know it isn't true, I know it isn't true Love is just a lie Made to make you blue Love hurts......ooh, ooh love hurts ooh, ooh love hurts

 
 
 
Wheel
22.1  author  Wheel  replied to  lady in black @22    2 months ago

Haven't thought of this song in years. Glad you brought it up.

 
 
 
lady in black
23  lady in black    2 months ago

Feelin' better now that we're through
Feelin' better, 'cause I'm over you
I learned my lesson, it left a scar
Now I see how you really are
You're no good
You're no good
You're no good
Baby, you're no good
I'm gonna say it again
You're no good
You're no good
You're no good
Baby, you're no good
I broke a heart that's gentle and true
Well, I broke a heart over someone like you
I'll beg his forgiveness on bended knee
I wouldn't blame him if he said to me
You're no good
You're no good
You're no good
Baby, you're no good
I'm gonna say it again
You're no good
You're no good
You're no good
Baby, you're no good
I'm tellin' you now, baby
And I'm going my
 
 
 
Wheel
23.1  author  Wheel  replied to  lady in black @23    2 months ago

Great song! Great choice! Thanks.

 
 
 
Kavika
24  Kavika     2 months ago

 
 
 
Wheel
24.1  author  Wheel  replied to  Kavika @24    2 months ago

Incomparable Fats Domino

 
 
 
lady in black
25  lady in black    2 months ago

 
 
 
Wheel
25.1  author  Wheel  replied to  lady in black @25    2 months ago

(sigh) The Eagles.  Once upon a time I knew every word of every song. thanks for the memory

 
 
 
lady in black
26  lady in black    2 months ago

 
 
 
Wheel
26.1  author  Wheel  replied to  lady in black @26    2 months ago

"All your friends, with their fancy persuasions

Don't admit that it's part of the scene.

But I can't help but have my suspicions

Cause I ain't quite as dumb as I seem.

yeah, that right there is one of the verses that cut to bone.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
27  Buzz of the Orient    2 months ago

Woody Guthrie – Gypsy Davy Lyrics

from album: Woody Guthrie, Vol. 1 (1952)
It was late last night when the boss come home
He's askin' about his lady
The only answer he received, "She's gone with the
Gypsy Davy, gone with the gypsy Davy"

"Go saddle for me my buskin' horse
And a hundred dollars saddle
Point out to me their wagon tracks
And after them I'll travel, after them I'll ride"

Well, I had not rode 'til the midnight moon
When I saw the campfire gleaming
I heard the notes of the big guitar
And the voice of the gypsy singin'

That song of the gypsy Dave
There in the light of the camping fire
I saw her fair face beaming
Her heart in tune with the big guitar

And the voice of the gypsy singing
That song of the gypsy Dave
Have you forsaken your house and home
Have you forsaken your baby

Have you forsaken your husband dear
To go to the gypsy Davy
And sing with the gypsy Dave
That song of the gypsy Dave

Yes, I've forsaken my husband dear
To go with the gypsy Davy
And I've forsaken my mansion high
But not my blue-eyed baby
Not my blue-eyed babe

She smiled to leave her husband dear
And go with the Gypsy Davy
But the tears come a-trickling down her cheeks
To think of the blue-eyed baby
Pretty little blue-eyed babe

Take off, take off your buckskin gloves
Made of Spanish leather
Give to me your lily-white hair
And we'll ride home together
We'll ride home again

No, I won't take off my buckskin gloves
They're made of Spanish leather
I'll go my way from day to day
And sing with the Gypsy Davy
That song of the Gypsy Davy
That song of the Gypsy Davy
That song of the Gypsy Dave

 
 
 
Wheel
27.1  author  Wheel  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @27    2 months ago

Nice one Buzz. Showing your age. jrSmiley_7_smiley_image.png

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
27.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Wheel @27.1    2 months ago

You said you'd start off with a couple of oldies, and I figured I could go back farther than you.  Anyway, Wheel, it's good to see you active again. I'd like others to know that on NV you were one of the very few people who were capable of teaching me something and causing me to change my mind. 

 
 
 
Wheel
27.1.2  author  Wheel  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @27.1.1    2 months ago

You, Jack Gillis and few others had a lasting effect on me too from our time on the Vine. Got 'Vine ripened' so to speak.

Buzz, your song reminded me of a Bob Dylan song, because of the Spanish Leather thing. It's even appropriate for our topic today, cheatin' songs, provided we stipulate that a sailor can cheat with the sea. it's really one of my very favorite songs by one of my favorite groups from North Carolina, Mandolin Orange, covering Dylan's Boots Of Spanish Leather. I know you're behind a firewall and can't see youtube but maybe you can find another path.

Andrew has a unique voice and ,Emily is a gifted musician with a fine voice of her own. It's quite unusual in that they reverse the roles, Andrew sings what most would consider to be the female part and Emily sings the male part. I hope you will all enjoy this and maybe even listen to some of their other songs.

 
 
 
Wheel
27.1.3  author  Wheel  replied to  Wheel @27.1.2    2 months ago

"Take heed, take heed

of the western wind.

I'll take heed of the stormy weather..."

Yeah.  Sounds like someone is pissed off and wishing someone a bad day, doesn't it?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
27.1.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Wheel @27.1.2    2 months ago
 
 
 
Wheel
27.1.5  author  Wheel  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @27.1.4    2 months ago

Glad you could find it. It's really a nice version isn't it?

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
27.1.6  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Wheel @27.1.5    2 months ago

Yep.  Interesting combo of guitar and violin as well.

 
 
 
Tacos!
28  Tacos!    2 months ago

The Iceman! Hilarious lyrics. Really creative guitar work.

 
 
 
Wheel
28.1  author  Wheel  replied to  Tacos! @28    2 months ago

Great song!  Very funny.

 
 
 
Tacos!
29  Tacos!    2 months ago

 
 
 
GregTx
30  GregTx    2 months ago

Randy Travis "On the other hand"

 
 
 
Wheel
30.1  author  Wheel  replied to  GregTx @30    2 months ago

I don't know how I managed to let Randy Travis drop out of my play list.  He's definitely going back in. Thanks

 
 
 
Wheel
31  author  Wheel    2 months ago

I'm off till tomorrow but gonna leave one more before I go. This one is a more modern favorite of mine.

 
 
 
GregTx
32  GregTx    2 months ago

 
 
 
Wheel
32.1  author  Wheel  replied to  GregTx @32    2 months ago

Well.  Damn.  That's not a tearjerker or anything.

 
 
 
sandy-2021492
32.1.1  sandy-2021492  replied to  Wheel @32.1    2 months ago

Love this one. Alison Krauss can bring a tear to your eye with just about any song, but this one...  You need a box of Kleenex.

 
 
 
GregTx
33  GregTx    2 months ago

 
 
 
Wheel
33.1  author  Wheel  replied to  GregTx @33    2 months ago

huh, never heard that song or this singer before. thanks

 
 
 
Goodtime Charlie
34  Goodtime Charlie    2 months ago

 
 
 
Wheel
34.1  author  Wheel  replied to  Goodtime Charlie @34    2 months ago

Some of the reasons I cheat.

1. Because I'm a cheater.

2. That is all.

 
 
 
Sparty On
34.1.1  Sparty On  replied to  Wheel @34.1    2 months ago

I have a corollary to that.

Some of the reasons i'm a good fighter:

1.) Because i cheat

2.) See #1

 
 
 
Goodtime Charlie
35  Goodtime Charlie    2 months ago

 
 
 
Wheel
35.1  author  Wheel  replied to  Goodtime Charlie @35    2 months ago

One of best friends named his son Kris in honor of Kristoffson.

 
 
 
Old Hermit
36  Old Hermit    2 months ago

If one thinks Alanis Morissette's response to cheating was harsh then listen with caution to Marianne Faithfull's blistering odd to a cheating bastard.

Marianne Faithfull   Why'd Ya Do It (  Lyric Video )     Notice
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Marianne's song is a scorched earth scream caused by the pain of cheating but Harry's two songs about he and his future wife's cheating are kinda of sweet.

Picked a live performance where he leads off with his odd to the cuckold husband then follows that up with the song he wrote about the start of his affair with the mans wife, (soon to be Harry's wife).

Harry Chapin - Poor Damned Fool / I Wanna Learn A Love Song - 10/21/1978 (Official)

 
 
 
Wheel
36.1  author  Wheel  replied to  Old Hermit @36    2 months ago

Have to go to youtube to see the Marianne Faithful one, totally worth it.

I've seen Harry in concert 2 times. He put on a wonderful show, full of happiness and wisdom and compassion. We lost him much too soon.

 
 
 
Old Hermit
36.1.1  Old Hermit  replied to  Wheel @36.1    2 months ago
I've seen Harry in concert 2 times. He put on a wonderful show, full of happiness and wisdom and compassion. We lost him much too soon.

My wife and I got to see him back in the late 70's when he played at the State Fair Music Hall in Dallas.  A perfect venue for his show.

The opening act that night was Leo Kottke.

Kottke just sat on his stool in the middle of the stage and played 3 or 4 different guitars with astounding virtuosity.

I remember a six string, twelve string and some amazing slide work.

Leo Kottke - medley

Anyway, at the end of the night we got to meet Harry, shake his hand and get his sig. on a book of his poems.

It was a great night.

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Too bad that book has drifted away from me on the eddies of time.

Such a sad loss losing Harry when and in the way that we did.

...............................

Have to go to youtube to see the Marianne Faithful one, totally worth it.

That song sure does convey the combination of both PAIN & ANGER that cheating can bring on.

 
 
 
WallyW
37  WallyW    2 months ago

 
 
 
Wheel
37.1  author  Wheel  replied to  WallyW @37    2 months ago

Thought I had heard every song by ABBA, this one is new to me.

 
 
 
Sparty On
38  Sparty On    2 months ago

Great article Wheel!!!

 
 
 
Wheel
38.1  author  Wheel  replied to  Sparty On @38    2 months ago

Thanks. I don't want y'all to think I don't do anything but sit around listening to music and smoking pot all day.  I read a lot of books too....

 
 
 
Wheel
39  author  Wheel    2 months ago

I was thinking about the article we did together a few weeks ago about songs with men's names in them and I remembered that at least one of them was also a cheating song.

One of my FB friends shared this one with me, Simon Crutchfield's grave.

 
 
 
It Is ME
40  It Is ME    2 months ago

ROLLING IN THE DEEP ! jrSmiley_100_smiley_image.jpg

 
 
 
Wheel
40.1  author  Wheel  replied to  It Is ME @40    2 months ago

I love Adele, always have. I was wondering if anyone would bring in this Adele song. Great song by a great singer. She's got a few songs about cheatin', apparently it's a recurring theme in her life.  Here's one where she's the heartbreaker.

 
 
 
It Is ME
40.1.1  It Is ME  replied to  Wheel @40.1    2 months ago

She's Great ! jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif

I watch this vid quite a few times when I'm drawing (Seeing the crowd makes it fun):

 
 
 
It Is ME
40.1.2  It Is ME  replied to  Wheel @40.1    2 months ago

She's Great ! jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif

I watch this vid quite a few times when I'm drawing:

 
 
 
Wheel
41  author  Wheel    2 months ago

Before I head out for the night I've GOT say, Hank Williams!! Come on folks, you posted 2 covers of his songs and nothing from Hank?

Your Cheatin' Heart

 
 
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