The Statler Brothers

I got over Charlotte Thompson, Goldie Johnson,

Lord they done me wrong

I took it hard with Peggy Harper

She hurt me bad, but not for long

There's just one I remember

Makes me feel funny down inside

I'd trade 'em all for just one hour

Of Susan when she tried

No there's never been a woman

Who could make me weak inside

And give me what I needed

Like Susan when she tried

It gets worse in the summer

When the nights are hot and long

And it's bad in December

When they play those Christmas songs

So if you ask me and I don't tell you

Bet your sweet bottom dollar I lied

'Cause there's never been one better

Than Susan when she tried


The Statler Brothers were an American country music vocal group founded in 1955 in Staunton, Virginia.

Originally performing gospel music at local churches, the group billed themselves as The Four Star Quartet, and later The Kingsmen. In 1963, when the song "Louie, Louie" by the garage rock band also called The Kingsmen became famous, the group elected to bill themselves as The Statler Brothers. Despite the name, only two members of the group (Don and Harold Reid) are actual brothers and none have the surname of "Statler". ... Read More