was thumbing from Montgomery
I had my guitar on my back
When a stranger stopped beside me in an antique Cadillac
He was dress like 1950
Half drunk and hollow eyed
He said its a long walk to Nashville would you like a ride son

Well I sat down in the front seat
He turned on the radio
And them sad old songs coming outta them speakers was solid country gold
Then I noticed the stranger was ghost white pale
When I asked him for a light
And I knew there was something strange about this ride

Chorus
He said drifter can you make folks cry when you play and sing
Have you paid your dues?
Can you moan the blues?
Can you bend them guitar strings?
He said boy can you make folks feel what you feel inside?
Cause if your big star bound let me warn you it's a long hard ride

Well he cried just south of Nashville
And he turned that car around
He said this is where you get off boy
I'm goin' back to Alabam
And as I stepped outta that Cadillac
I said mister many thanks
He said you don't have to call me mister mister
The whole world calls me Hank

Chorus
He said drifter can you make folks cry when you play and sing
Have you paid your dues?
Can you moan the blues?
Can you bend them guitar strings?
He said boy can you make folks feel what you feel inside?
Cause if your big star bound let me warn you it's a long hard ride


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  • +1
    General CommentThis is a great song, it's here to show us, and remind us about the best country singer ever, and if you don't know who am talking about you are one hell of a yupee. haha

    Great song, sung by a great singer about the greatest singer.
    Albertaboyon September 15, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHank Sr and Hank Jr both rock but Hank III is the best.
    Outlaw55on October 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThere are a string of Hank Williams ghost songs but this is the best IMHO. Coe's vocals are outstanding.
    BoyBlueon December 11, 2005   Link

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