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A prolific CountryMusic singer, but he wasn't always one. Born Harold Lloyd Jenkins, he grew up surrounded by the music and first recorded for Mercury in the 1950s. His first hits included "It's Only Make Believe", a major pop hit. After Ray Price cut one of his songs, Twitty shifted gears and went country in the sixties. From then until his 1993 death, he was a constant presence on the charts, both as a solo artist and as a recurring duet partner with Loretta Lynn.

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A Harold Lloyd Jenkins (September 1, 1933 June 5, 1993) was a prolific American CountryMusic singer, but he wasn't always one. Born Harold Lloyd Jenkins, he grew up surrounded by the music and singer. He first recorded for Mercury in the 1950s. His first hits included hit was "It's Only Make Believe", a major pop hit. After Ray Price cut one of his songs, Twitty shifted gears and went country in the sixties. From then until his 1993 death, he was a constant presence on the charts, both as a solo artist and as a recurring duet partner with Loretta Lynn.




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* BallisticDiscount: The song "Saturday Night Special" features a variation of this. The narrator buys a pistol from a pawn shop with the intention of using it to kill himself, but as he is about to leave, he witnesses the shop's greedy dealer attempt to take advantage of a desperate woman attempting to hock her wedding ring.

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* BallisticDiscount: The song "Saturday Night Special" features a variation of this. The narrator buys a pistol from a pawn shop with the intention of using it to kill himself, himself presumably after something happened to his wife, but as he is about to leave, he witnesses the shop's greedy dealer attempt to take advantage of a desperate woman attempting to hock her wedding ring.ring. He then asks the dealer what his life is worth and gets the woman more than a fair price [[RescueRomance and himself potentially a new wife]].


* TheCoverChangesTheGender: Emmylou Harris covered "Lost Her Love on Our Last Date" as "Lost His Love on Our Last Date". Twitty's version itself was just Floyd Cramer's "Last Date" WithLyrics.



* PosthumousCollaboration: He was subject to a strange one by singer Anita Cochran in 2004. She and producer Jim Ed Norman spliced his voice together to create a "duet" vocal on "I Wanna Hear a Cheatin' Song".

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* PosthumousCollaboration: He was subject to a strange one by singer Anita Cochran in 2004. She and producer Jim Ed Norman spliced his voice together from existing recordings to create a "duet" vocal on "I Wanna Hear a Cheatin' Song".

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* WithLyrics: In 1972, he wrote lyrics to Floyd Cramer's instrumental piano piece "Last Date" and had a #1 hit with the now-titled "Lost Her Love on Our Last Date". Ten years later, Emmylou Harris did likewise with a [[TheCoverChangesTheGender gender-flipped version]] of Twitty's lyrics.

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* DualMeaningChorus: "That's My Job": his dad's job to protect him; his dad's job to support him; his job to eulogize his dad.

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* MelancholyMoon: "I Don't Know a Thing About Love" features a "Man in the Moon" who's just as melancholy as the observer, insisting he doesn't really have any answers to anyone's questions.


* TheCoverChangesTheGender: Emmylou Harris covered "Lost Her Love on Our Last Date" as "Lost His Love on Our Last Date". And just to double this up, that song is just Floyd Cramer's "Last Date" WithLyrics.

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* TheCoverChangesTheGender: Emmylou Harris covered "Lost Her Love on Our Last Date" as "Lost His Love on Our Last Date". And just to double this up, that song is Twitty's version itself was just Floyd Cramer's "Last Date" WithLyrics.


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* TheManInTheMoon: Referenced in "I Don't Know a Thing About Love (The Moon Song)":
-->I talked to the man in the moon\\
I said, "Sir, is she coming back soon?"\\
He smiled and he stated\\
"Son, I'm over-rated\\
I've had to much credit in those old love tunes\\
I don't know a thing about love\\
I just kind of hang here above\\
I just watch from the sky\\
Will love grow or will it die\\
I don't know a thing about love"

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** "You've Never Been This Far Before" is obviously about preparing to make love to a virgin.


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In his career, Twitty sent 40 singles to number one on the Hot Country Songs charts, a record that stood until 2006 when Music/GeorgeStrait broke it.

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In his career, Twitty sent 40 forty singles to number one on the Hot Country Songs charts, a record that stood until 2006 when Music/GeorgeStrait broke it.


-->''[[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy "Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Conway Twitty."]]''

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-->''[[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy "Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Conway Twitty."]]''



** His "appearances" on Family Guy as a running joke.

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** His "appearances" on Family Guy ''WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy'' as a running joke.


* BallisticDiscount: The song "Saturday Night Special" features a variation of this. The narrator buys a pistol from a pawn shop, but as he is about to leave, he witnesses the shop's greedy dealer attempt to take advantage of a desperate woman attempting to hock her wedding ring.

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* BallisticDiscount: The song "Saturday Night Special" features a variation of this. The narrator buys a pistol from a pawn shop, shop with the intention of using it to kill himself, but as he is about to leave, he witnesses the shop's greedy dealer attempt to take advantage of a desperate woman attempting to hock her wedding ring.

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** His "appearances" on Family Guy as a running joke.


* PosthumousCollaboration: He was subject to one by singer Anita Cochran in 2004. She and producer Jim Ed Norman, who had also worked with Twitty, spliced his voice together to create a "duet" vocal on "I Wanna Hear a Cheatin' Song".

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* PosthumousCollaboration: He was subject to a strange one by singer Anita Cochran in 2004. She and producer Jim Ed Norman, who had also worked with Twitty, Norman spliced his voice together to create a "duet" vocal on "I Wanna Hear a Cheatin' Song".

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