Seasick Steve

There’s a great guitar lesson here for any guitar player. In this beautiful example of “less is more,” Seasick Steve delivers the Hank Williams classic I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.

“Hobos are people who move around looking for work, tramps are people who move around but don’t look for work, and bums are people who don’t move and don’t work. I’ve been all three.”

Hear that lonesome whippoorwill
He sounds too blue to fly
The midnight train is whining low
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 the clouds
To hide its face and cry

Did you ever see a robin weep
When leaves began 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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2 Responses to Seasick Steve

  1. steven langton says:

    where does this guy go next ! steve always listen to your music, absolutely without any doubt a revelation to the music scene, the kind of music that sorely missed by all who choose to listen, keep on doin what you do, god bless and good luck always,
    steve langton

  2. Paul Besterman says:

    Thanks for turning me on to this.

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