Hank Williams - THE PRODIGAL SON Lyrics

Recorded by hank williams, sr.

Words and music by jenkins

[g] a prodigal son once [c] strayed from his [g] father
To travel a land of [a] hunger and [d] pain
And [g] now I can see the [c] end of my [g] journey
I'm going to [d] heaven a-[g] gain.

I leave you the day, to help all your neighbors
I leave you the night, to solemnly pray
So try to repent and ask for forgiveness
We'll meet up in heaven, someday.

Goodbye to this world, with all it's sorrows
Goodbye to the fields, that I used to roam
I'm going away where, life is eternal
My shepherd is callin me home.

From out of the sky, he's coming to meet me
To wash all my sins and call me his own
His servants will bring, a ring for my finger
And never no more will I roam.

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Intro: Happy Rovin’ Cowboy
  • 2 Lovesick Blues
  • 3 A Mansion on the Hill
  • 4 You’re Gonna Change (Or I’m Gonna Leave)
  • 5 Tramp on the Street
  • 6 I’m a Long Gone Daddy
  • 7 Lost Hightway
  • 8 I’ll Have a New Life
  • 9 There’ll Be No Teardrops Tonight
  • 10 The Prodigal Son
  • 11 Pan American
  • 12 I Can’t Get You Off My Mind
  • 13 Mind Your Own Business
  • 14 I’ve Just Told Mama Goodbye
  • 15 I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
  • 16 Thy Burdens Are Greater Than Mine
  • 17 I Saw the Light
  • 18 Close: Sally Goodin


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Stephen Percy Harris
    album: Track 10 in album Famous Country Music Makers
    release date: 1999
    popularity : 64 users have visited this page.
    genres: Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country
    length: 2:33
    Album Information
    label: Castle Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 5016073732828
    script: Latin