I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

Words & Music by Hank Williams
Recorded by Hank Williams, 1949
Also recorded by B.J. Thomas, 1966 (#8)

 C        C/B      Am7   Am7/G
Hear that lonesome whippoorwill;

    C         Em      Gm7   C7
He sounds too blue to fly..

     F        Fm       C      Am
The midnight train is whining low 

G       C      G7       C     G   Am7   G/B
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 a cloud
To hide it's 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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