On this page are some example of song lyrics written by Stevie at various times in his career
Handwritten chord sequence and lyrics to "Honey Bee". This is an early version of the song, as the final version on "Couldn't Stand the Weather " is different.
Love Struck Baby
Early version of this song from 1978
Couldn't Stand the Weather
This is an early version of the lyrics to CSTW from Stevie's second studio album, recorded in January 1984. There are 16 lines with chord notations on the left hand side. After initially writing these, Stevie made adjustments to the order, indicated by the numbers to the left of the lines.
Ain't Gone 'N' Give Up On Love
Handwritten lyrics to the song that later appeared on the album "Soul to Soul".
Life Without You
Handwritten lyrics to "Life Without You" from 1985.
Mustang to Dallas
This was an unpublished song, written by Stevie in 1983. It tells the story of a band arriving in Dallas to get a record deal.
Untitled Song 1
This was an untitled and unpublished song written by Stevie around 1976, when he was playing with Paul Ray and the Cobras.
Untitled Song 2
2 versions of another untitled and unpublished song written by Stevie.
Wall of Denial
This is an early version of some of the lyrics to "Wall of Denial" from the "In Step" album. The lyrics on the left hand page are almost the same as the released version, with the exception of some of the pronowns. The lyrics on the right did not make it to the publisged version of the song.
Long Way From Home
Two work in progress versions of the song Long Way from Home, from the album "Family Style". On the second image there are some lyrics in Stevie's girlfriend Janna's handwriting.
Early version of what became "Telephone Song" from the "Family Style" album. The top image was a draft of what later became the 3rd verse of the song. Note the working title of "Truest Tone Phone" at the top of the image on the left. The published version of the song's third verse differs from Stevie's notes below, but many of the lines made it to the final song. The 2nd image shows a different section of the song and much of this was kept for the final version.