Hank Williams - Long Gone Lonesome Blues Lyrics

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I went down to the river to watch the fish swim by;
But I got to the river so lonesome I wanted to die, Oh Lord!
And then I jumped in the river, but the doggone river was dry.
She's long gone, and now I'm lonesome blue.

I had me a woman who couldn't be true.
She made me for my money and she made me blue.
A man needs a woman that he can lean on,
But my leanin' post is done left and gone.
She's long gone, and now I'm lonesome blue.

I'm gonna find me a river, one that's cold as ice.
And when I find me that river, Lord I'm gonna pay the price, Oh Lord!
I'm goin' down in it three times, but Lord I'm only comin' up twice.
She's long gone, and now I'm lonesome blue.

She told me on Sunday she was checkin' me out
Long about Monday she was nowhere about.
And here it is Tuesday, ain't had no news.
I got them gone but not forgotten blues.
She's long gone, and now I'm lonesome blue.
Track Listing
10" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Lovesick Blues
  • 2 Moanin' the Blues
  • 3 The Blues Come Around
  • 4 I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
  • 5 I'm a Long Gone Daddy
  • 6 My Sweet Love Ain't Around
  • 7 Long Gone Lonesome Blues
  • 8 Honky Tonk Blues


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Hank Williams, Sr.
    album: Track 7 in album Moanin' the Blues
    release date: 1952
    popularity : 59 users have visited this page.
    genres: Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country
    composer: Hank Williams
    lyricist: Hank Williams
    Album Information
    label: MGM Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 10" Vinyl
    script: Latin