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A Hank Williams Songbook (350+ songs) lyrics and chords for guitar, ukulele banjo etc.

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The young Hank Williams

HANK WILLIAMS, SR. (September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953), born Hiram King Williams, was an American singer-songwriter and musician. Regarded as one of the most significant country music artists, Williams recorded 35 singles (five released posthumously) that would place in the Top 10 of the Billboard Country & Western Best Sellers chart, including 11 that ranked number one. Born in Mount Olive, Butler County, Alabama, Williams moved to Georgiana, where he met Rufus Payne, a black street performer who gave him guitar lessons in exchange for meals or money. Payne had a major influence on Williams's later musical style. During this time, Williams informally changed his name to Hank, believing it to be a better name for country music. He moved to Montgomery and his music career began there in 1937 when WSFA radio station producers hired him to perform and host a 15-minute program. He formed as backup the Drifting Cowboys band, which was managed by his mother, and dropped out of school to devote his time to his career. When several of his band members were conscripted into military service during World War II, Williams had trouble with their replacements and was dismissed by WSFA due to his alcoholism. Williams eventually married Audrey Sheppard, who managed the singer for nearly a decade. After recording "Never Again" and "Honky Tonkin'" with Sterling Records, he signed a contract with MGM Records. In 1948 he released "Move it on Over", which became a hit, and also joined the Louisiana Hayride radio program. One year later, he released a cover of "Lovesick Blues", which carried him into the mainstream of music. After an initial rejection, Williams joined the Grand Ole Opry. He had 11 number one songs between 1948 and 1953, though he was unable to read or notate music to any significant degree. Among the hits he wrote were "Your Cheatin' Heart", "Hey, Good Lookin'", and "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry". Several years of back pain, alcoholism and prescription drug abuse severely deteriorated Williams's health; he divorced Audrey and was dismissed by the Grand Ole Opry, citing unreliability and frequent drunkenness. Williams died in the early morning hours of New Years Day in 1953 at the age of 29 from heart failure exacerbated by pills and alcohol. Despite his short life, Williams has had a major influence on twentieth-century popular music. The songs he wrote and recorded have been covered by numerous artists, and have been hits in various genres including pop, gospel, and blues. He has been inducted into multiple music halls of fame. (Ref Wikipedia)

THIS COLLECTION OF Hank Williams lyrics with chords, includes some 350 songs that he is thought to have written, performed or been associated with, however, the accuracy of this attribution can not be guaranteed. Many of the song lyrics also have chords marked, the ones with chords are identified in the song list below by a "CRD" suffix.

IMPORTANT this collection may include some traditional songs but MOST are still under copyright. Should you wish to use these lyrics for any purpose other that personal study you should contact the copyright owners, detail of these have been provided in the header of each song(were available). Also be aware that transcriptions are made by many different individuals from all over the world for their own research and instruction and as such should not be considered definitive "official" versions, or representative of any particular artist or performance and may contain errors or interpretive bias. They are being shared on this site for educational purposes only, please see our copyright page for more info.

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Below is a list of all the songs available in this section, to view the lyrics/chords choose the initial letter of the title from the tool-bar at the top of this page. CRD suffix = chords included.
127 Rose Avenue CRD
30 Pieces Of Silver CRD
A Beautiful Home CRD
A Home In Heaven CRD
A House Of Gold CRD
A House Without Love CRD
A Mansion On The Hill CRD
A Message To My Mother CRD
A Picture From Lifes Other CRD
A Stranger In The Night CRD
A Tear Drop On A Rose CRD
A Tramp On The Street
Aint Gonna Love You Anymore CRD
Aint Got Nothin But Time CRD
Alabama Waltz CRD
All For The Love Of Sunshine CRD
All The Love I Ever Had CRD
Alone And Forsaken CRD
American Dream CRD
Amos Moses CRD
Angel Of Death CRD
Are You Walkin' And A Talkin
Are You Walking And A Talking With The Lord CRD
At The Cross CRD
At The First Fall Of Snow CRD
Attitude Adjustment CRD
Baby Were Really In Love CRD
Bachelor Till I Die CRD
Banks Of The Ponchartrain CRD
Barkin Up Wrong Tree Now CRD
Battle Of Armageddon CRD
Battle Of Armageddon
Bayou Pon Pon CRD
Be Careful Of Stones That You Throw
Be Careful Stones You Throw CRD
Beautiful Home
Beneath A Cold Gray Tomb Of Stone
Beyond The Sunset CRD
Beyond The Sunset
Blue Eyes Cryin' In The Rain CRD
Blue Love CRD
Blues Come Around
Blues Man CRD
Buckets Got A Hole In It CRD
Building Temple In Heaven CRD
California Zephyr CRD
Calling You CRD
Canadian Sunset CRD
Cant Get You Off My Mind CRD
Cherokee Boogie CRD
Closer To The Grave CRD
Cold Cold Heart CRD
Cold Cold Heart
Cold Gray Tomb Of Stone CRD
Cool Water CRD
Countrified CRD
Country State Of Mind CRD
Crazy Heart CRD
Dear Brother CRD
Dear John CRD
Devil's Train CRD
Dixie Cannonball CRD
Dont Do It Darlin CRD
Dont Let Me Love You CRD
Drifting Too Far From The Shore
Everythings Okay CRD
Faded Love And Winter Roses CRD
Faded Love
Family Tradition CRD
First Fall Of Snow CRD
First Year Blues CRD
Fly Trouble CRD
Fly Trouble
Fool About You CRD
Forevers A Long Long Time CRD
Freight Train Blues CRD
Freight Train Blues
Half As Much CRD
Half As Much
Happy Rovin' Cowboy CRD
Heard You Crying In Sleep CRD
Heaven Holds My Treasures CRD
Help Me Understand CRD
Help Me Understand
Hey, Good Lookin'
Hey Good Lookin 2 CRD
Home In Heaven CRD
Home In Heaven
Honey Do You Love Me Huh CRD
Honky Tonk Blues CRD
Honky Tonkin CRD
Honkytonk Blues
House Of Gold CRD
House Of Gold
House Without Love (is Not A Home)
How Can You Refuse Him Now CRD
Howlin At The Moon CRD
I'd Still Want You CRD
I'll Have A New Body (I'll Have A New Life)
I'm A Long Gone Daddy
I'm Praying For The Day Peace Will Come CRD
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
I'm So Tired Of It All CRD
I'm Sorry For You, My Friend CRD
I'm Sorry For You My Friend
I'm Yvonne (of The Bayou) CRD
I've Been Down That Road Before
I've Just Told Mama Goodbye
I've Lost The Only Love I Knew CRD
I Ain't Gonna Love You Any More
I Ain't Gonna Love You Anymore CRD
I Ain't Got Nothin' But Time
I Blotted Happy School Days CRD
I Can't Get You Off Of My Mind CRD
I Cant Escape From You CRD
I Cant Help It CRD
I Cant Tell My Heart That CRD
I Could Never Be Ashamed Of CRD
I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You
I Cried Again CRD
I Dont Care CRD
I Dreamed About Mama Last Night CRD
I Dreamed About Mama Last Night
I Hang My Head And Cry CRD
I Heard My Mother Praying For Me CRD
I Heard That Lonesome Whistle CRD
I Heard You Crying In Your Sleep CRD
I Just Dont Like This Kind CRD
I Saw The Light CRD
I Saw The Light
I Told A Lie To My Heart CRD
I Watched My Dream World Crumble Like Clay
I Wish I Had A Nickel CRD
I Wont Be Home No More CRD
Id Still Want You CRD
If You'll Be A Baby (to Me)
If You'll Be A Baby To Me
If Youll Be A Baby To Me CRD
Ill Be Bachelor Til I Die CRD
Ill Be True To One I Love CRD
Ill Never Get Out Of This World Alive CRD
Im A Long Gone Daddy CRD
Im Free At Last CRD
Im Going Home CRD
Im Gonna Sing CRD
Im Satisfied With You CRD
Im So Lonesome I Could Cry CRD
In My Dreams CRD
It Just Dont Matter Now CRD
Ive Just Told Mama Goodbye CRD
Jambalaya (on The Bayou)
Jambalaya CRD
Jesus Died For Me CRD
Jesus Dont Give Up On Me CRD
Jesus Is Calling CRD
Jesus Remembered Me CRD
Just Waitin CRD
Just When I Needed You CRD
Kaw Liga CRD
Kaw Liga
Keep It On Your Mind CRD
Last Night I Dreamed Of Heaven
Last Night I Heard You Crying In Your Sleep
Leave Me Alone With The Blues CRD
Let's Turn Back The Years
Let Me Sing A Blue Song CRD
Let The Spirit Descend CRD
Lets Turn Back The Years CRD
Little Bocephus
Little Bosephus
Little Paper Boy CRD
Log Train CRD
Lonely Tombs CRD
Long Gone Lonesome Blues CRD
Long Gone Lonesome
Lord Build Me A Cabin CRD
Lost Highway CRD
Lost Highway
Lost On The River CRD
Lost On The River
Lost Only Love I Knew CRD
Lovesick Blues CRD
Lovesick Blues
Low Down Blues CRD
Main Trial Is Yet To Come CRD
Mansion On A Hill CRD
Mansion On The Hill
May You Never Be Alone CRD
Me And My Broken Heart CRD
Men With Broken Hearts
Message To My Mother CRD
Message To My Mother
Mind Your Own Business CRD
Minni Ha Cha CRD
Moanin' The Blues
Moanin The Blues CRD
Mother Is Gone CRD
Move It On Over CRD
Move It On Over
Mr Lincoln CRD
My Bucket's Got A Hole In It CRD
My Cold, Cold Heart Is Melted Now
My Heart Would Know CRD
My Heart Would Know
My Love For You (has Turned To Hate)
My Love For You CRD
My Main Trial Is Yet To Come
My Son Calls Another Man Daddy CRD
My Sweet Love Ain't Around
My Sweet Love Aint Around CRD
Neath A Cold Gray Tomb Of Stone CRD
Neath A Cold Gray Tomb Of Stone
Never Again Knock Your Door CRD
Never Be Alone Like Me CRD
Never Been So Lonesome
Never Get Out World Alive CRD
Next Sunday Darlin CRD
No, No Joe
No Not Now CRD
No One To Welcome Me Home CRD
No One Will Ever Know CRD
No Teardrops Tonight CRD
Nobodys Lonesome For Me CRD
Nothin Sweet As My Baby CRD
Old Man And The River CRD
On The Banks Of The Old Pontchartrain CRD
On The Evening Train CRD
One Way Ticket To The Sky
Pale Horse And His Rider CRD
Pale Horse And His Rider
Pan American CRD
Pan American
Peace Will Come CRD
Peace Will Come
Picture From Life's Other Side
Please Don't Let Me Love You CRD
Please Make Up Your Mind
Prodigal Son CRD
Ramblin' Man
Ramblin Man CRD
Ready To Go Home CRD
Rock In My Shoes CRD
Rock My Cradle CRD
Rockin Chair Daddy CRD
Rockin Chair Money CRD
Roly Poly
Rootie Tootie CRD
Rootie Tootie
San Antonio Rose CRD
Seamans Blues CRD
Settin' The Woods On Fire CRD
Settin' The Woods On Fire
Setting The Woods On Fire2 CRD
Singing Waterfall CRD
Six More Miles CRD
Six More Miles
Someday You'll Call My Name CRD
Someday Youll Call My Name(2) CRD
Something Got A Hold Of Me CRD
Sometimes Late At Night CRD
Son Calls Another Man Dad CRD
Stranger In The Night CRD
Sundown And Sorrow CRD
Sundown And Sorrow
Swing Wide Your Gate Of Love
Take Chains From My Heart CRD
Take Chains From My Heart2 CRD
Tear In My Beer CRD
Teardrop On A Rose CRD
Teardrop On A Rose
Ten Little Numbers CRD
Tennessee Border CRD
Thank God CRD
Thank God
The Alabama Waltz CRD
The Angel Of Death CRD
The Angel Of Death
The Blind Child CRD
The Blues Come Around CRD
The First Fall Of Snow CRD
The First Year Blues CRD
The Funeral CRD
The Great Judgement Morning CRD
The Log Train
The Old Home CRD
The Old Log Train CRD
The Pale Horse And His Rider CRD
The Prodigal Son CRD
The Seamans Blues CRD
The Tramp On The Street CRD
The Waltz Of The Wind CRD
There'll Be No Tear Drops Tonight CRD
There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight
There's A Tear In My Beer CRD
There's Nothing As Sweet As My Baby CRD
Theres A Tear In My Beer
Theres No Room In My Heart CRD
They'll Never Take Her Love From Me
Theyll Never Take Her Love CRD
Thy Burdens Are Greater Than Mine
Thy Burdens Greater Mine CRD
Time Has Proven I Was Wrong
Tired Breaking Other Hearts CRD
Too Many Parties Too Many Pals
Tramp On The Street(2) CRD
Tramp On The Street
Two Faced Preacher CRD
Wait For The Light To Shine CRD
Wait For The Light To Shine
Walking Talking With Lord CRD
Waltz Of The Wind CRD
We Live In Two Different Worlds CRD
We Live In Two Different Worlds
Wealth Wont Save Your Soul CRD
Wearin' Out Your Walkin' Shoes
Wearin Out Walkin Shoes CRD
Weary Blues CRD
Weary Blues From Waitin'
Weary Blues From Waiting CRD
Wedding Bells CRD
Wedding Bells
When Book Of Life Is Read CRD
When God Comes And Gathers His Jewels
When God Dips His Love In My Heart CRD
When God Gathers Jewels CRD
When The Book Of Life Is Read
When The Fire Comes Down CRD
When You're Tired Of Breaking Others Hearts CRD
Where Soul Never Dies CRD
Where The Old Red River Flows CRD
Where The Soul Of A Man Never Dies
Why Dont You Love Me CRD
Why Should I Cry CRD
Why Should We Try Anymore CRD
Why Should We Try Anymore
Wild Side Of Life CRD
Window Shopping CRD
With Tears In My Eyes CRD
Won't You Sometimes Think Of Me CRD
You're Barkin' Up The Wrong Tree Now CRD
You're Gonna Change (or I'm Gonna Leave)
You Better Keep It On Your Mind CRD
You Better Keep It On Your Mind
You Broke Your Own Heart CRD
You Can't Take My Memoriues Of You
You Caused It All By Lies CRD
You Know That I Know CRD
You Win Again CRD
You Win Again
Your Cheatin' Heart
Your Cheatin Heart CRD
Youre Gonna Change CRD
UPDATE: Many thanks to Tim Ausburn whose has provided some better information than was available when this collection was compiled. Some of the songs listed as Hank's were in fact Hank Jr. Also several songs, most from demos or radio transcriptions are missing. The new information is listed below. I will update the collection to reflect this as soon as possible. Rod
Not Hank Williams songs, most are Hank Jr.

127 Rose Avenue
All for the love of sunshine
American dream
Amos Moses
Attitude adjustment
Blues man
Country state of mind
Faded love
Family tradition
Mr. Lincoln
Old man and the river
Rock in my shoes
Jesus Don't give up on me
Let me sing a blue song
You know that I know
Missing Hank Williams Songs

Cryin' myself to sleep
Deck of cards
Dust on the Bible
Farther along
From Jerusalem to Jericho
Gathering flowers for the Master's bouquet
Have I told you lately that I love you
* I like that kind
I want to live and love always
I wish you didn't love me so much
I'll fly away
I'll never cry over you
I'll sail my ship alone
I'm blue I'm lonesome too
I'm bound for the Promised Land
I'm not coming home anymore
If I didn't love you
* If you see my baby
Leave us women alone
Lonely mound of clay
Lonesome valley
Old Shep
On top of Old Smokey
Pins and needles
Rockin' alone in an old rockin' chair
Searching for a soldier's grave
Seeing Nellie home
Softly and tenderly
Take my hand Precious Lord
The last letter
The old country church
We planted roses on our darling's grave
When the Saints go marching in
Where He leads me I will follow
Will the circle be unbroken

*= Sung by Audrey Williams, written by Hank Williams

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