I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

Lyrics: Hank Williams
Music: Hank Williams

Played during the Dylan/Dead rehearsals but never at a show. Also played by Jerry Garcia with Doug Sahm and Leon Russell in 1972.

Hear the lonesome whippoorwill
He sounds to blue to fly
The midnight train is a-winding low
I'm so lonesome I could cry

I've never seen a night so long
When time keeps crawling by
The moon is gone behind the clouds
To hide his face and cry

Have you ever seen a robin weep
When leaves have turned to brown?
Like me he's lost his will to live
I'm so lonesome I could cry

The silence of a falling star
Lights up a purple haze
And yes I wonder where you are
I'm so lonesome I could cry

None by Dylan (or the Dead). The Hank Williams version is on many of his compilations and it has been much covered by others.

Further Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography


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