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 the clouds
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
Lights up a purple sky
And as I wonder where you are
I'm so lonesome I could cry


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I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry Lyrics as written by Sr. Hank Williams

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    This is such a beautiful song. I like the last verse the best. "The silence of a falling star lights up a purple sky..." That's a really powerful image.

    lila_mon April 29, 2003   Link
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    such a beautiful song. that third verse is deadly. well they all are. he was one i wish we hadn't lost.

    5isa4letterwordon July 07, 2003   Link
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    I could listen to this song over and over. Only 29 years old when he died what a loss.

    acesix55on April 22, 2004   Link
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    I could listen to this song over and over. Only 29 years old when he died what a loss.

    acesix55on April 22, 2004   Link
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    Wow. Just -- wow. Hank Williams' music is so powerful. Nobody like him since.

    scawton May 09, 2004   Link
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    no one like him since is right, but his grandson, Hank Williams III is sure damn close. check out "5 Shots of Whiskey", "Lonesome For You", or "If The Shoe Fits". all sorts of talent in that family. i`m pretty sure Lucinda Williams is related as well, and she is one of the best female country artists out there.

    AirCav1stOfThe9thon January 17, 2006   Link
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    no one like him since is right, but his grandson, Hank Williams III is sure damn close. check out "5 Shots of Whiskey", "Lonesome For You", or "If The Shoe Fits". all sorts of talent in that family. i`m pretty sure Lucinda Williams is related as well, and she is one of the best female country artists out there.

    AirCav1stOfThe9thon January 17, 2006   Link
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    beautiful song!!

    Army123on July 30, 2006   Link
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    Can you imagine the pain that he was feeling when he wrote this song? I don't want to know. But I thank God that he could describe it.

    gulfman_74on December 14, 2006   Link
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    Does anyone ever notice that when Hank sings this song, he says 'like me he's lost the will to live', and not 'that means...'?

    RebelYell1980on October 18, 2008   Link

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