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Hank Williams

I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (2:46)

According to the I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry Songfacts, the lyrics are largely inspired by Williams' troubled marriage to Audrey Sheppard.

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Hear that lonesome whippoorwill,
He sounds too blue to fly.
The midnight train is whining low,
I'm so lonesome I could cry.

Hank Williams - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry Lyrics


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  • yeeeeehaw
  • 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.
  • Amazing lyrics... [2] heartbreaking
  • You should hear the whippoorwills sing in the Ozarks. Nothin' like them except maybe the bobwhites.
  • what a eara to have lived in
  • Holy crap! I had forgotten just how good this old country really was. It takes me back to my childhood when Dad and Mom listened to this work. Wonderful!
  • king of country
  • one of the greats!!!!!!!
  • Oh how I can relate. Thanks for sharing your pain Hank.
  • Cant go wrong with Hank !!!!!!!!

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