Date: 12/9/96; 4:04:00 PM

From: ah827@rgfn.epcc.Edu (Gene L. Graham)

Subject: (I Heard That) LONESOME WHISTLE


Recorded by Hank Williams, Sr.

Words and music by Jimmie Davis and Hank Williams, Sr.

I was [D] ridin' number nine

Headin' [G] south from Caro-[D] line

I Heard That Lone-[A7] some Whistle [D] Blow

Got in trouble had to roam

Left my [G] gal and left my [D] home

I Heard That Lone-[A7] some Whistle [D] Blow.

1st Refrain

Just a [G] kid actin' smart

I went and [D] broke my darlin's heart

I guess I was too young to [A7] know

They took me [D] off the Georgia Main

Locked me [G] to a ball and [D] chain

I Heard That Lone-[A7] some Whistle [D] Blow.

All alone I bear the shame

I'm a number not a name

I Heard That Lonesome Whistle Blow

All I do is sit and cry

When the ev'nin' train goes by

I Heard That Lonesome Whistle Blow.

2nd Refrain

I'll be locked here in this cell

Til my body's just a shell

And my hair turns whiter than snow

I'll never see that gal of mine

Lord, I'm in Georgia doin' time

I Heard That Lonesome Whistle Blow.

Note. Hank Williams, Sr. - 24 Greatest Hits VOL 2

1977 MGM Records MG-2-5401

Date: Tue, 06 Feb 1996 11:34:06 -0800 (PST)
From: Michael Abrams <>
Subject: Chords to 5 Hank Williams tunes

Lost Highway by Hank Williams

D                        A
I'm a rollin' stone all alone and lost
D                       A
For a life of sin I have paid the cost
           G              D
When I pass by all the people say
                 A      D
Just another guy on the lost highway

Just a deck of cards and a jug of wine
And a woman's lies makes a life like mine
O the day we met,  I went astray
I started rolling down that lost highway

I was just a lad, nearly 22
Neither good nor bad, just a kid like you
And now I'm lost, too late to pray
Lord I take a cost, o the lost highway

Now boy's don't start to ramblin' round
On this road of sin are you sorrow bound
Take my advice or you'll curse the day
You started rollin' down that lost highway