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He Used To Sing Hank Williams

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John Yaws
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He used to sing “Hank Williams”
When he was on the booze-
He’d weep and sing “Your Cheatin’ Heart”
And “Long Gone, Lonesome Blues”.

He didn’t care for “Blue Suede Shoes”
Nor other up-beat songs-
But he used to sing “Hank Williams”-
He’d sing him all night long.

He sang about the “Lovesick Blues”
You felt that you were there-
Right at “Luke, the Drifter’s” side
As he climbed those “Golden Stairs”.

He sang about the whipoorwill-
The train a windin’ low-
I don’t believe Hank had a song...
That Elsner didn’t know.

He’d play that Martin guitar-
At a lot of one night stands...
He’d sing the lead at lots of gigs
With little country bands.

They found him dead one morning-
But somehow that seems wrong,
Sometimes I hear him in the night
Still singin’ old Hank’s songs.


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1 posted 02-09-2000 02:09 AM       View Profile for Jason Danes   Email Jason Danes   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Jason Danes

Nice poem, I like Old Hank too, you could almost make this into a country song.
JamesMichael
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2 posted 02-09-2000 07:28 AM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Gunslinger this is a nice poem.  And I love that Hank Williams song "Your Cheatin Heart.  A poem and a song.  I am trying to write a Hawaiian love song.  I have never written a song before but I have a friend that knows a lot about music and also one of my sons.  I hope I can put it together.  James
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3 posted 02-09-2000 07:39 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Excellent read, GS... I'll be humming all day. *S*
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4 posted 02-09-2000 08:12 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Slinger-
Now you've got me singing Ole Hank.
Great rendering here, my friend.
I belt out a mean, 'Cheating Heart'.  
~*Marge*~



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Danny Holloway
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5 posted 02-09-2000 11:03 AM       View Profile for Danny Holloway   Email Danny Holloway   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Danny Holloway

Good story and well written.  Enough to put a "tear in my beer".
Danny
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6 posted 02-09-2000 01:50 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

Excellent writing here GS...I'm bustin out my old dusty tape as we speak...I grew up with Hank..he he

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great tribute ...and an excellent read..thanks.

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8 posted 02-10-2000 04:50 AM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

awwwww beautiful G.S

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I think He did,
'cause He was once
a little kid;
and all of us
were made with joy
both sugar-spice girl
and snake-snail boy!
 
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