Set 'Em Up Joe

 Set Em Up Joe

Ernest Tubb and a young Vern GosdinErnest Tubb, The Texas Troubadour was a great influence on The Voice and in 1988, Vern paid homage to his hero by releasing Set 'Em Up Joe on the LP record Chiseled in Stone. Set 'Em Up Joe was a tribute to Ernest Tub's classic hit song titled Walking The Floor Over You. (Scroll down to see the video)

 

It was Vern Gosdin's second number one hit on the Billboard Country Charts after 1983's I Can Tell By The Way You Dance. Set Em Up Joe shot straight to No.1 and spent a total of fifteen weeks on the Top 40 charts. In 2010, proving it's timelessness, this great Country Music Classic was re-recorded by Jamey Johnson on his hit album, The Guitar Song.

 

 

Set 'em Up Joe was labeled as a career defining moment in The Voice's four decade career span.

 


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ASCAP SONG OF THE YEAR - Set Em Up Joe

The Songwriters

Set 'em Up Joe was written by Vern Gosdin, Dean Dillon, Hank Cochran, and Buddy Cannon.

Dean Dillon

Dean Dillon is one of country music's most consistent hit-makers.

In 1973 he made his way to nashville and it wasn't long before he caught the watchful eye of Shelby Singleton of SUN RECORDS. Soon after began writing songs for an amazing roster of top Country Music Artists such as; Steve Wariner, Don Schlitz , Skip Ewing, Ira Dean, Rebecca Lynn Howard, Regie Hamm and Bryan White.

 

 

 

 

Set Em Up Joe on the Billboard Charts

Hank Cochran

Simply put Hank Cochran is a legendary singer songwriter who has written songs for such well known artists as; Ronnie Milsap, Ray Price, George Jones, Willie Nelson, Jeannie Seely, Don Gibson, Jack Greene and Bobby Bare, among others. Hank Cochran's songs are honest, soulful and hard-fought and among some of the best ever written.

BuddyCannon

Buddy Cannon along with Bill Anderson and Jamey Johnson, Cannon co- wrote George Strait's hit "Give It Away", which won the Country Music Association's song of the year award. He also wrote hits for Billy Ray Cyrus, and Mel Tillis. Besides writing songs Buddy Cannon has produced albums for Chely Wright, Reba McEntire, and George Jones. Cannon was uniquely honored by the United States House of Representatives for his contributions as a record producer.

 

Set Em up Joe is one of 101 songs featured on Vern Gosdin's box set - 40 Years of The Voice.

 

Lyrics

Set 'em Up Joe

Written by Vern Gosdin, Buddy Cannon and Hank Cochran

 

They got a vintage Victrola 1951 


Full of my favorite records that I grew up on 


They got ole Hank and Lefty and there's B24 


Set 'em up Joe, and play ‘Walking The Floor’. 


Set 'em up Joe, and play ‘Walking The Floor’ 


 

I'm gonna spend the night like every night before 


Playin' ET and I'll play him some more


I've gotta have a shot of them old troubadours.



Set 'em up Joe, and play ‘Walking The Floor’. 


Set 'em up Joe, and play ‘Walking The Floor’. 


 

All my neon neighbors they like what I play 


Cause they've heard it every night since you've walked away 


Every day they replace old B24 


'Cause every night I run a needle through ‘Walking The Floor’ 


Every night I run a needle through ‘Walking The Floor’. 


 

I'm gonna spend the night like every night before 


Playin' ET and I'll play him some more


I've gotta have a shot of them old troubadours.


Set 'em up Joe, and play ‘Walking The Floor’ 


Set 'em up Joe, and play ‘Walking The Floor’ 


I said set 'em up Joe, and play ‘Walking The Floor' 


Set 'em up Joe, and play ‘Walking The Floor'.

 

VERN GOSDIN SET EM UP JOE High


VERN GOSDIN   SET EM  UP JOE High
Jamey Johnson - Set  Em Up Joe Live at Farm Aid 25
Walkin The Floor Over You by Ernest Tubb
Vern Gosdin Sings Set  Em Up Joe Live at the Ryman High

Walking the Floor Over You - Quebe Sisters
Ernest Tubb - I’m Walking The Floor Over You
Vern Gosdin - Life & Times of The Voice
Set em up Joe live at The Cannery - Vern Goden

Vern Gosdin - Set ’em Up Joe