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Saturday, 13 January 2018

Covered by Cash - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry


When Swiss Adam and C cast their votes for Bruce Springsteen then you know that Johnny is in serious trouble.
And so it proved. Only a vote by George prevented a total landslide for The Boss with the original of Highway Patrolman.
The scores therefore are now Cash 7 The Rest 4.
The Man in Black has probably covered dozens of Hank Williams songs over the years and indeed I have a few.
I've opted for his version of I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry on America IV: The Man Comes Around where he is accompanied by Nick Cave. I suppose you could argue that 2 against 1 is hardly fair but let's face it you probably would need haunners if you were up against the Hillbilly Shakespeare.

I think that the tag team just about shade it. Others, of course may choose to disagree.

Johnny Cash (with Nick Cave) - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

Hank Williams -I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry

14 comments:

  1. I am surprised you have chosen the JC version.

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  2. Hank every time.
    Swiss Adam

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  3. It can only be Hank Williams. "And if you don’t like Hank Williams, honey, you can kiss my ass…”

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTAXYng_OWU

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  4. Now I'm torn. Hank should beat everyone every day of the week, but it's Johnny AND Nick. A formidable team... Seeing as Hank may well take an easy win here, I'm going to go the other way to give Johnny and Nick a bit of credibility.

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  5. I love Johnny & Nick an' all, but this round goes to ol' Hank, no question.

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  6. I said my answer out loud the second I saw your headline. Hank.

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  7. I was going to use the same quote as Lynchie.

    There have been some great versions of this song. Richard Hawley does a brilliant one. Willie Nelson. The Raveonettes. Al Green.

    But it all goes back to Hank...

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  8. Props to the Robster for being contrary on principle so I didn't have to do it. Let it be Hank!

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  9. Better late than never! Listened to both then decided on Hank. Having seen the rest of the comments I'm not alone.

    Love that - Haunners. Can be used in so many situations.

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