I'm Gonna Hire a Wino To Decorate Our Home

David Frizzell

About I'm Gonna Hire a Wino To Decorate Our Home

"I'm Gonna Hire a Wino to Decorate Our Home" is a song written by Dewayne Blackwell and recorded by American country music artist David Frizzell. It was released in April 1982 as the first single from the album The Family's Fine, But This One's All Mine. "I'm Gonna Hire a Wino to Decorate Our Home" was David Frizzell's only number one on the country chart as a solo artist. The single went to number one for one week and spent a total of 14 weeks in country music's top 40. The song also became an unexpected mainstream pop hit in Canada, peaking at No. 20 on the RPM Top Singles chart (in addition to peaking at No. 3 on the magazine's Top Country Tracks chart). 


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1982
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I came crawling home last night, like many nights before:
I finally made it to my feet as she opened up the door.
And she said, "You're not gonna do this anymore."

She said: "I'm gonna' hire a wino to decorate our home,
"So you'll feel more at ease here, and you won't have to roam.
"We'll take out the dining room table, and put a bar along that wall.
"And a neon sign, to point the way, to our bathroom down the hall."

She said: "Just bring your Friday paycheck, and I'll cash them all right here.
"And I'll keep on tap - for all your friends, their favorite kinds of beer.
"And for you, I'll always keep in stock, those soft aluminum cans.
"And when you're feeling macho, you can crush them like a man."

She said: "We'll rip out all the carpet, and put sawdust on the floor.
"Serve hard boiled eggs and pretzels, and I won't cook no more.
"There'll be Monday night football, on T.V. above the bar.
"And a pay phone in the hallway, when your friends can't find their car."

She said: "I'm gonna' hire a wino to decorate our home,
"So you'll feel more at ease here, and you won't have to roam.
"We'll take out the dining room table, and put a bar along that wall.
"And a neon sign, to point the way, to our bathroom down the hall."

She said: "You'll get friendly service, and for added atmosphere.
"I'll slip on something sexy, and I'll cut it clear to here.
"Then you can slap my bottom, every time you tell a joke.
"Just as long as you keep tipping, well, I'll laugh until you're broke."

She said: "Instead of family quarrels, we'll have a bar-room brawl,
"When the Ham's bear say's its closing time, you won't have far to crawl.
"And when you run out of money, you'll have me to thank.
"You can sleep it off next morning, when I'm putting it in the bank."

She said: "I'm gonna' hire a wino, to decorate our home,
"So you can feel more at ease here, and you won't have to roam.
"When you and your friends get off from work, and have a powerful thirst.
"There won't be any reason, why you can't stop off here first."

She said: "I'm gonna' hire a wino to decorate our home,
"So you'll feel more at ease here, and you won't have to roam.
"We'll take out the dining room table, and put a bar along that wall.
"And a neon sign, to point the way, to our bathroom down the hall."

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David Frizzell

David Frizzell (born September 26, 1941) is an American country music singer. He is the younger brother of country music legend Lefty Frizzell. His career first started in the late 1950s, but his biggest success came in the '80s, 30 years into his career. more »

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Written by: DEWAYNE BLACKWELL

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12 facts about this song

Song Title
"I'm Gonna Hire a Wino to Decorate Our Home" is a humorous and unique song title, reflecting David Frizzell's style of mixing humor with traditional country music.
Artist
David Frizzell, the artist behind this song, is the younger brother of the famous country singer, Lefty Frizzell, contributing to his recognition in the music industry.
Release Date
The song was released in April 1982, as part of an era when country ballads and songs with storytelling lyrics were popular.
Song Ranking
"I'm Gonna Hire a Wino to Decorate Our Home" was a huge hit for David Frizzell, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart, making it his biggest hit.
Album
The song was part of David Frizzell's album, "The Family's Fine, But This One's All Mine!" which helped solidify his success as a solo artist.
Co-writer
The song was co-written by David Frizzell and Whitey Shafer, a famous songwriter who also wrote songs for other popular country artists like George Strait and Merle Haggard.
Unique Lyrics
The song tells a tale of a man who's tired of his wife's constant partying, and so he jests that he will hire a wino to redecorate their home in the style of a bar, to bring her partying lifestyle home.
Song Popularity
Due to its catchy tune and relatable lyrics, "I'm Gonna Hire a Wino to Decorate Our Home" retains popularity with many country music fans, marking it as an enduring classic.
Award Nomination
The song was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Male Country Vocal Performance in 1982.
TV Performances
David Frizzell performed "I'm Gonna Hire a Wino to Decorate Our Home" on many TV shows during the 1980s, gaining greater exposure for this hit.
Cover Versions
The song's popularity has led other artists to cover it, including country music singers such as Johnny Russell.
Narrative Lyrics
The song is known for its narrative style, which weaves a humorous, yet poignant story about a man's strategy dealing with his wife's drinking problem, a common characteristic in traditional country music.

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