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Hank Williams, Jr. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry Lyrics

Last updated: 09/13/2009 11:00:00 AM

Hear that lonesome whippoorwill,
He sounds too blue to fly.
The midnight train is whining low,
I'm so lonesome I could cry.
I've never seen a night so long
When time goes crawling by.
The moon just went behind a cloud
To hide its face and cry.

Did you ever see a robin weep,
When leaves began to die?
That means he's lost the will to live,
I'm so lonesome I could cry.

The silence of a falling star
Lights up a purple sky.
And as I wonder where you are
I'm so lonesome I could cry.

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Great lyric, by a great man...Hank, Sr. | Reviewer: | 7/13/2006

Even by today's Recording Industry Standards, this song fits all of the review/critique categories quite well, (in a well-crafted song). It is short, it tells the story in that short span of time, it is emotion filled, & it even asks questions of the audience, for audience appreciation. (Ring a bell with any pros in the Industry?). The writer of said song experienced these things in real life, and is why this is such a great song. If only crossover country/pop artists of today (& songwriters) would remember? The simple things are what folks want to hear about. You get too off the mainstream? You lose some fans. These old songs, are amongst the very best of country classic genre. I know...I am a country music songwriter. May your daddy rest in peace, Bocephus, and may his songs live on through eternity. This is one of the only songs I will ever judge to even qualify for a 100% in a well crafted song. Its lyric is superb, its melody is equally superb, and this song creates the Standard by which all other Country genre songwriters (and composers) should emulate. My Stetson is off, and covering my heart, to the memory of Mr. Hank Williams, Senior...---"Dusty" (Country Music Songwriter, from Texas)

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