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Your Cheatin' Heart by Hank Williams

Album: 40 Greatest HitsReleased: 1953
  • Williams wrote this shortly after divorcing his wife, Audrey Mae Sheppard.
  • Williams recorded this in 1952. It was released after his death in 1953.
  • Many artists have covered this over the years, including Louis Armstrong, Glen Campbell, Fats Domino and Jerry Lee Lewis. (thanks, Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for all above)
  • Rat Pack member Joey Bishop recorded this in the '60s on the album Cold, Cold, Heart. Bishop was an actor, and many people considered his version so bad it was actually entertaining. On the album cover, Bishop is dressed in a rhinestone cowboy costume. It contains liner notes by fellow Rat Packer, Dean Martin. (thanks, Barry Kesten - Bellmore, United States)
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Comments: 13

NOBODY and I mean NOBODY sang better than Hank Williams. Hank 3 comes close.Hank Williams Iii - Loganville, Tn
Good song. It has been covered by Hank, Jr and even Norah Jones.Joel - Wheeling, Wv
There ain't no 'white man's blues' there's just the South and the tragedies both internal and external that have born the music which as changed the world and they call it country if a white guy is up there or blues if a black guy is up there, (see Gregg Allman's dismisal of the term ' Southern Rock'). Hank was taught to play guitar by a black man( music transcended racial barriers contrary to popular belief, even then)...and always considered himself and only ever wanted to be a 'blues singer.'Jay - Virginia Beach, Va
YOUTUBE PIANO INSTRUMENTAL...instead of using the previous link, it might just be easier to search at YouTube for

- - Memphis Piano Joe Your Cheatin Heart - -

Thanks again,
Joe
Memphis "piano" Joe - Los Angeles, Ca
I just completed a YouTube piano instrumental of Your Cheatin' Heart at
http://youtube.com/watch?v=HdsdrdneLRY

Hope you like it!
Joe
Memphis "piano" Joe - Los Angeles, Ca
To Steve of Fenton, MO: You are sooo perceptive. White man's blues: I couldn't have characterised this song, or Hank Williams Sr.,any better. Generally, I don't like country music, but I'll listen to anything Hank did--especially this song.Musicmama - New York, Ny
I'm more into punk rock, but I consider Mr. Williams, Snr., the best damn country singer EVER!!!!! R.I.P., Hank!!!Steven - West Carrollton, Oh
If you like Hank Sr. then read "Snapshots from the Lost Highway." It has some great photos and other stuff like unplubished songs. It has the last song he ever written;

Then Came That Fatal Day

We met we lived and dear we loved
Then came that fatal day
The love that felt so dear fades so far away
Tongiht we both are all alone
And here's all that I can say
I love you still and always will
But that's the price we have to pay

That is pure Hillbilly Poetry. And Jon, good advice, Hank III is great, definatley the best thing out there. Straight To Hell rocks!!!
Eric - Milltown, In
Hank Williams grandson (Hank Williams III) is pretty great to. Much better than Junior. No one BUT Cash can beat senior though.Jon - Oakridge, Or
Uh, Hank died at 29 in the back of a cadillac on his way from montgomery, AL to canton, Ohio new years day 1953. The last song he sang, according to the driver, was red foley's "midnight."Kevin - San Jose, Ca
For those who don't listen much to country music or think you don't like it, listen to Hank Williams, Sr. It is so good, it transcends country music...it might be more appropriate to call it white man's blues. Williams' core group of about 20 songs is some of the best songs ever written and sung so well, it's silly to try to redo them. This is a classic case of the world being left without several great songs that will never be written because this man tragically died at age 27.Steve - Fenton, Mo
Hank Williams is the best there is, was, or ever wiil be(Johnny Cash is a VERY close second). This is one of the first song i remember hearing when I was just a toddler. My old man used to play Hank all the time. Thanks Dad.Tom - Mount Joy, Pa
The Joni James recording of this song reached #2 on the pop charts in 1953.David - Hudson, Ny