Hank Williams Jr. Sings the Songs of Hank Williams Album

Artist(s): Hank Williams Jr.

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Hank Williams Jr. Hank Williams Jr. Sings the Songs of Hank Williams Cover Art

Tracklist

Long Gone Lonesome Blues

length: 2:35
composer: Hank Williams
lyricist: Hank Williams

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.

Your Cheatin' Heart

length: 2:09
composer: Hank Williams
lyricist: Hank Williams
Your cheatin' heart,
Will make you weep,
You'll cry and cry,
And try to sleep,
But sleep won't come,
The whole night through,
Your cheatin' heart,
Will tell on you

When tears come down,
Like falling rain,
You'll toss around,
And call my name,
You'll walk the floor,
The way I do,
Your cheatin' heart,
Will tell on you

Your cheatin' heart,
Will pine some day,
And crave the love,
You threw away,
The time will come,
When you'll be blue,
Your cheatin' heart,
Will tell on you

When tears come down,
Like falling rain,
You'll toss around,
And call my name,
You'll walk the floor,
The way I do,
Your cheatin' heart,
Will tell on you.

I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

length: 2:30
lyricist: Hank Williams
composer: Hank Williams
Did you 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 begin to die?
That means he's lost the will to live
I'm so lonesome, I could cry

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

I'm a Long Gone Daddy

length: 2:28
composer: Hank Williams
lyricist: Hank Williams
All you want to do is sit around and pout
And now I got enough and so I'm getting out
I'm leaving now, I'm leaving now
I'm a long gone daddy, I don't need you anyhow

I been in the doghouse so doggone long
That when I get a kiss I think that something's wrong
I'm leaving now, I'm leaving now
I'm a long gone daddy, I don't need you anyhow

I'll go find a gal that wants to treat me right
You go get yourself a man that wants to fight
I'm leaving now, I'm leaving now
I'm a long gone daddy, I don't need you anyhow

You start your jaws a-wagging and it never stops
You never shut your mouth until I blow my top
I'm leaving now, I'm leaving now
I'm a long gone daddy, I don't need you anyhow

I remember back when you were nice and sweet
Things have changed, you'd rather fight than eat
I'm leaving now, I'm leaving now
I'm a long gone daddy, I don't need you anyhow

I'm a-gonna do some riding on the midnight train
I'm taking everything except my ball and chain
I'm leaving now, I'm leaving now
I'm a long gone daddy, I don't need you anyhow

Cold Cold Heart

length: 2:25
composer: Hank Williams
lyricist: Hank Williams
I tried so hard my dear to show that you're my every dream.
Yet you're afraid each thing I do is just some evil scheme
A memory from your lonesome past keeps us so far apart
Why can't I free your doubtful mind and melt your cold cold heart

Another love before my time made your heart sad and blue
And so my heart is paying now for things I didn't do
In anger unkind words are said that make the teardrops start
Why can't I free your doubtful mind,and melt your cold cold heart

You'll never know how much it hurts to see you sit and cry
You know you need and want my love yet you're afraid to try
Why do you run and hide from life,to try it just ain't smart
Why can't I free your doubtful mind and melt your cold cold heart

There was a time when I believed that you belonged to me
But now I know your heart is shackled to a memory
The more I learn to care for you,the more we drift apart
Why can't I free your doubtful mind and melt your cold cold heart

Hey, Good Lookin'

length: 2:04
composer: Hank Williams
lyricist: Hank Williams

Say, hey good lookin', whatcha got cookin'
How's about cookin' something up with me
Hey, sweet baby, don't you think maybe
We could find us a brand new recipe
I got a hot rod Ford and a two dollar bill
And I know a spot right over the hill
There's soda pop and the dancin's free
So if you wanna have fun come along with me
Say hey good lookin', whatcha got cookin'
How's about cookin' something up with me
I'm free and ready, so we can go steady
How's about savin' all your time for me
No more lookin', I know I've been tooken
How's about keepin' steady company
I'm gonna throw my datebook over the fence
And find me one for five or ten cents
I'll keep it till it's covered with age
'Cause I'm writin' your name down on every page
Say hey good lookin', whatcha got cookin'
How's about cookin' something up with me

You Win Again

length: 2:53
composer: Hank Williams
lyricist: Hank Williams
Well the news is out all over town
You've been seen out runnin' around
I know that I should leave but then
I just can't go, everybody knows you win again

I'm sorry for your victim now
'Cause soon his head like mine will bow
He'll give his heart but all in vain
And someday say you win again

This heart of mine could never see
What everybody knew but me
Just trusting you was my great sin
What can I do, got the blues, you win again

You have no heart, you have no shame
You take true love and give the blame
Well I guess that I should not complain
I love you still, guess I always will, you win again
I love you still, guess I always will, you win again
And again

Moanin' the Blues

length: 2:15
composer: Hank Williams
lyricist: Hank Williams
When my baby moved out and the blues moved in
There wasn't nothin' I could do
But mosey around with my head in my hands
Lord what am I comin' to
I just keep moanin'
Moa-oanin' the blues.

I wrote a nice, long letter
Sayin' mama please come home
Your dad-ad-dy is lon-one-some
And all I do is moan
I been lovin' that gal for so doggone long
I can't afford to lose her now
I thought I was right but I must of been wrong
'Cause my head is startin' to bow
And now I'm moanin'
Moa-oanin' the blues.

If you want a good gal to stay around
You gotta treat her nice and kind
If you do her wrong she'll leave this town
And you'll almost lose your mind
Then you'll moanin' moa-oanin' the blues.

Aw baby, baby, baby
Honey baby, please come home
Your dad-ad-dy is lon-one-some and all I do is moan
I promise you baby that I'll be good
And I'll never be bad no more
I'm sittin' here waitin' for you right now
To walk through that front door
Then I'll stop moanin' moa-oanin' the blues

I Can't Help It

length: 2:38
composer: Hank Williams
lyricist: Hank Williams

Today I passed you on the street and my heart fell at your feet
I can't help it if I'm still in love with you
Somebody else stood by your side and he looked so satisfied
I can't help it if I'm still in love with you
A picture from the past came slowly stealing
As I brushed your heart and walked so close to you
Then suddenly I got that old time feeling I can't help it if I'm still in love with you

It's hard to know another's lips will kiss you and hold you just the way I used to do
Oh heaven only knows how much I miss you I can't help it if I'm still in love with you

There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight

length: 2:29
composer: Hank Williams
lyricist: Hank Williams
I'll pretend, I'm free from sorrow
Make believe that wrong is right
Your wedding day will be tomorrow
But there'll be no teardrops tonight

Why, oh why should you desert me?
Are you doin' this for spite?
If you only want to hurt me
Then there'll be no teardrops tonight

I'll believe that you still love me
When you wear your veil of white
But you think that you're above me
So there'll be no teardrops tonight

Shame, oh shame for what you're doin'
Other arms will hold you tight
You don't care whose life you ruin
But there'll be no teardrops tonight

Jambalaya

length: 2:12
composer: Hank Williams
lyricist: Hank Williams
Goodbye Joe, me gotta go, me oh my oh
Me gotta go pole the pirogue down the bayou
My Yvonne, the sweetest one, me oh my oh
Son of a gun, we'll have good fun on the bayou
CHORUS:
Jambalaya, a-crawfish pie and-a file gumbo
'Cause tonight I'm gonna see my ma cher amio
Pick guitar, fill fruit jar and be gay-oh
Son of a gun, we'll have big fun on the bayou.

Instrumental Verse (Country Fiddle solo)
Thibodeaux, Fontainbleau, the place is buzzin'
Kinfolk come to see Yvonne by the dozen
Dress in style, go hog wild, me oh my oh
Son of a gun, we'll have big fun on the bayou.

REPEAT CHORUS

Instrumental Verse (Country Fiddle solo)
FINAL CHORUS:
Jambalaya, a-crawfish pie and-a fillet gumbo
'Cause tonight I'm gonna see my ma cher amio
Pick guitar, fill fruit jar and be gay-oh
Son of a gun, we'll have big fun on the bayou.
Son of a gun, we'll have big fun on the bayou.
Son of a gun, we'll have big fun on the bayou.

Mansion on the Hill

length: 2:35
composer: Fred Rose, Hank Williams
lyricist: Hank Williams, Fred Rose
Tonight down here in the valley
I'm lonesome and O how I feel
As I sit here alone in my cabin
I can see your mansion on the hill

Do you recall when we parted
The story to me you revealed
You said you could live without loving
In your loveless mansion on the hill

I've waited all through the years love
To give you a heart true and real
Cause I know you're living in sorrow
In your loveless mansion on the hill

The light shine bright from yer window
The trees stand so silent and still
I know you're alone with your pride dear
In your loveless mansion on the hill