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He Stopped Loving Her Today
George Jones Lyrics

He said, "I'll love you till I die"
She told him, "You'll forget in time"
As the years went slowly by
She still preyed upon his mind

He kept her picture on his wall
Went half crazy now and then
But he still loved her through it all
Hoping she'd come back again

Kept some letters by his bed
Dated 1962
He had underlined in red
Every single, I love you

I went to see him just today
Oh, but I didn't see no tears
All dressed up to go away
First time I'd seen him smile in years

He stopped loving her today
They placed a wreath upon his door
And soon they'll carry him away
He stopped loving her today

You know, she came to see him one last time (ooh)
Ah, and we all wondered if she would (ooh)
And it kept runnin' through my mind (ooh)
"This time he's over her for good"

He stopped loving her today
They placed a wreath upon his door
And soon they'll carry him away
He stopped loving her today

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Bobby Braddock, Curly Putman

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Probably an underrated vocal performance. The chorus vocal is pretty powerful, the line "They place a wreath upon his door." is not an easy thing vocally to do. It literally sounds like he mixed both the lower chest voice and higher chest voice together to produce a very very unique sound.

Nice guy too, he always gave out full sized candy bars on Halloween. I was in shock when I found out who's house it was, there was no guarded areas around it at all, just walk up to the door and knock. He was truly an open book who will always be missed. Not like Reba, now she is a bitch. I lived next door to her farm in Hendersonville and yeah total bitch, and horrible human being. She could learn a thing or two from Mr. George Jones who earns the mister at the beginning of his name because he treated everyone with respect and dignity. Also answered the door himself too.

Never really liked much of his music at the time he was alive and when I told him that, he said that was OK and just joked about it. He was truly a decent human being, along with Garth Brooks. Both will always be exceptional human beings in my book. I am covering this song vocally, I hope I do it justice, wish he was still around so I could send it to him.

Growing up in and around Nashville was pretty special, I didn't know it at the time but looking back it is truly special. I got to talk with 2 of the best country music artists and didn't know how much of a privilege it was. I also didn't realize how special it was I use to sit on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry and read, I didn't realize how many people wished they could see that stage in person.

I have stood where every country legend has played, that is pretty awesome. This song is also great, because I really never listened to the words and when I finally did, I realized it was talking about the guy he is singing about dying and that is the reason he stopped loving her, denoting he kept his original promise. Very sad song when I really listened.

RIP Mr. George Jones, you are always missed.

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Sue Fortner

Thank you so much for sharing this with all of us my husband just passed away

Sue Fortner

I am still listening here in 2022

Rich Sackett

"Country At Its Finest"?! With this glitchy audio? How is this acceptable to anyone who works with music?

Matt Gustafson

2022 😎

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Seneca Colbert

I'm a black man and was raised in a community and on a Sunday afternoon a bunch of older black men were sitting around in the yard across the street from my dad's house drinking a little beer, playing dominoes, and listening to the radio.they all kinda quiet down and then this song came on with George saying"he said I'll love you til I die' and then all of the old hollered out"Heyyyy,,,, and then went to laughing and talking and just liven back up.ol George touched thier heart and soul with them few little words. it dont make no difference who you are, and thought me and Dad were the only black people who knew and appreciated The Possom

Anthony Wilson

Thanks for that, man. I’m in the mood for Funkadelic-Maggot Brain.


I could picture everything every word you wrote. Very touching memory. Thank you for sharing your memory ❤ You've touched my heart sir.

Ira Bourstein

I just saw a Youtube version that had over 40 million views.

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