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WEARY BLUES FROM WAITIN'

(Hank Williams)

© 1951 Fred Rose Music Inc.


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Reputedly covered by Bob Dylan (uncirculated "Don't Look Back" footage, Savoy Hotel, London, GB, May 2-6 1965).

Original recording: Hank Williams (demo), prob. Castle Studio, Nashville, TN, Fall 1951 (composition registered with Library of Congress, 28 Nov 1951; overdubbed demo posthumously released on Polydor 825-551, 1985); first commercial recording by Ray Price, Oct 16, 1951.


ORIGINAL LYRICS
as reprinted in The Songs of Hank Williams, New York, no date, pp. 134-135.


The snow falls 'round my window
But it can't chill my heart.
God knows it died the day you left,
My dream world fell apart.

Weary blues from waitin',
Lord, I've been waitin' too long.
These blues have got me cryin',
Oh, sweet Mama, please come home.

Through tears I watch young lovers
As they go strolling by.
Oh, all the things that might have been,
God forgive me if I cry.

Weary blues from waitin',
Lord, I've been waitin' too long.
These blues have got me cryin',
Oh, sweet Mama, please come home.


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