Walkin' After Midnight

Album: Patsy Cline (1957)
Charted: 12
  • I go out walkin' after midnight
    Out in the moonlight, just like we used to do
    I'm always walkin' after midnight
    Searchin' for you

    I walk for miles along the highway
    Well that's just my way of sayin' I love you
    I'm always walkin' after midnight
    Searchin' for you

    I stop to see a weepin' willow
    Cryin' on his pillow
    Maybe he's cryin' for me
    And as the skies turn gloomy
    Night winds whisper to me
    I'm lonesome as I can be

    I go out walkin' after midnight
    Out in the starlight, just hopin' you may be
    Somewhere a-walkin' after midnight
    Searchin' for me

    I stop to see a weepin' willow
    Cryin' on his pillow
    Maybe he's cryin' for me
    And as the skies turn gloomy
    Night winds whisper to me
    I'm lonesome as I can be

    I go out walkin' after midnight
    Out in the starlight, just hopin' you may be
    Somewhere a-walkin' after midnight
    Searchin' for me Writer/s: ALAN BLOCK, ALAN W. BLOCK, DON HECHT
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 6

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1957 {April 11th} Patsy Cline's "Walkin' After Midnight"* peaked at #2 {for 2 weeks} on Billboard's 'Most-Played Country & Western Records On Juke Boxes' chart, for the two weeks it was at #2, the #1 record for both those weeks was "Gone" by Ferlin Husky...
    "Walkin' After Midnight" reached #12 on Billboard's Top 100 chart...
    Between 1957 and 1999 the Winchester, Virginia native had twenty one records on the Billboard C&W charts, nine made the Top 10 with two reaching #1, "I Fall To Pieces" for two weeks in August of 1961 and "She's Got You" for four weeks in March of 1962...
    Two of her twenty one charted records were duets, one with Jim Reeves {"Have You Ever Been Lonely (Have You Ever Been Blue), #5 in 1981} and one with John Berry {"There He Goes", #70 in 1999}...
    Sadly, Patsy Cline, born Virginia Patterson Hensley, passed away at the young age of 30 on March 5th, 1963 {died in the same plane crash that claimed the lives of Cowboy Copas and Hawkshaw Hawkins}...
    May all three R.I.P.
    * "Walkin' After Midnight" was Patsy Cline's first of two of her records to peak at #2, her other #2 record was "Crazy" for two weeks in January of 1962...
    And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the remainder of the Most-Played C&W Records On Juke Boxes' Top 10 on April 11th, 1957:
    At #3. "There You Go" by Johnny Cash
    #4. "All Shook Up" by Elvis Presley
    #5. "Young Love" by " by Sonny James
    #6. "White Sport Coast" by Marty Robbins
    #7. "Am I Losing You" by Jim Reeves
    #8. "Honky Tonk Song" by Webb Pierce
    #9. "I'm Tired" by Webb Pierce
    #10. "Too Much" by Elvis Presley
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 21st 1957, Patsy Cline performed "Walkin' After Midnight" on the CBS-TV program 'Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts'; and was judged by the audience (via applause meter) as that night's winner...
    And less than a month later on February 17th her covered version entered Billboard's Top 100 chart; eventually it peaked at #12 and spent 16 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #2 on Billboard's C&W Tracks chart...
    It would be three years before she would enter the Top 100 again; in 1961 her "I Fall To Pieces" peaked at #12 and "Crazy" reached #9...
    R.I.P. Ms. Cline, born Virginia Patterson Hensley, (1932 - 1963).
  • Carolyn from Knoville, TnI think Patsy's unique voice was perfect for this. I'd love to hear some country music like this today.
  • Annie from El Paso, TxNot to put down Patsy, but Nina Diaz from the band Girl in a Coma totally improved this song. Her voice is so captivating!
  • Briar from Hazard, KyI do like this song. Nobody could do it better than Patsy. On a side note, Garth Brooks covered this song (Why Lord Why?) and ruined it.
  • Krista from Carbondale, PaKellie Pickler's version of this song is really good.
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