2,055,230 Pages

The Blues Man

This song is by Hank Williams, Jr. and appears on the album Habits Old And New (1980).

This song has been covered by…
Watch video at YouTube
I'm just a singer, a natural born guitar wringer
Kind of a clinger to sad old songs
I'm not a walk-behinder, I'm a new note finder
But my name's a reminder of a blues man that's already gone

So I started drinkin', took things that messed up my thinkin'
I was sure sinkin' when you came along
I was alone in the hot lights, not too much left inside
But she changed all that in one night when she sang me this song

Hey baby, I love you, hey baby I need you
Hey baby, you ain't got to prove to me you're some kind of macho man
You've wasted so much of your life runnin' through the dark nights
Let me shine some love light down on the blues man

I got so sick from speedin', all the stuff they said I was needin'
If I was to keep pleasin' all of my fans
I got cuffed on dirt roads, I got sued over no-shows
But you came and took all that old load down off this blues man

Hey baby, I love you too, hey baby, I need you
Hey baby, I do get tired of this travelin' band
I'm thirty years old now, nights would be cold now
If you hadn't stuck it out with this blues man

I'm thirty years old now, nights sure would be cold now
If you hadn't hung around with this blues man


Written by:

Produced by:

External links