"There's A Tear In My Beer" as written by and Sr. Williams....
There's a tear in my beer
'Cause I'm cryin for you, dear
You are on my lonely mind
Into these last nine beers
I have shed a million tears
You are on my lonely mind

I'm gonna keep drinkin'
Until I'm petrified
And then maybe, these tears will leave my eyes
There's a tear in my beer
'Cause I'm cryin' for you, dear
You are on my lonely mind

Last night I walked the floor
And the night before
You were on my lonely mind
It seems my life is through
And I'm so dog gone blue
You are on my lonely mind

I'm gonna keep drinkin'
Til I can't move a toe
And then maybe, my heart won't hurt me so
There's a tear in my beer
'Cause I'm crying for you, dear
You are on my lonely mind

Lord, I've tried and I've tried
But my tears, I can't hide
You are on my lonely mind
All these blues that I've found
Have really got me down
You are on my lonely mind

I'm gonna keep drinkin'
'Til I can't even think
'Cause in the last week, I ain't slept a wink
There's a tear in my beer
'Cause I'm crying for you, dear
You are on my lonely mind


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"There's a Tear in My Beer" as written by Hank Williams Sr.

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    General CommentThis song was released as a single shortly after Williams' death from alcoholism, which makes it eerie and somewhat prescient.
    Michialon September 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentActually Michial, the song was written by Hank for his friend 'Big' Bill Lister. Who recorded it in the 1950's. He also, thankfully, kept the acetate disc that Hank recorded it on. The only known copy of Hank singing the song. He rediscovered it in his attic in 1988 and took it to Hank Williams, Jr. who decided to do it as a duet using the Hank, Sr. vocals. So its Hank Williams release was in 1989. Furthermore, the video won a grammy award that year for 'Best Video'. Not many artist have pulled off a major award 36 years after they died!
    RebelYell1980on October 17, 2008   Link

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