David Allan Coe performs “The Ghost Of Hank Williams” Live On Ralph Emery’s show

It was a tribute to Hank Williams, where David makes a musical selection of the great hits of Hank Williams, in which, there is only one song written by David, The ghost of Hank Williams, where he expresses his respect and admiration for Hank

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The ghost of Hank Williams:

Lp Cover Casttles in the sand ( 1983 )
Lp Cover Casttles in the sand ( 1983 )

Song written by David Allan Coe, for the album of the same name, was released for the label, King Records, in 1997, it was a tribute to Hank Williams, where David makes a musical selection of the great hits of Hank Williams, in which, there is only one song written by David, The ghost of Hank Williams, where he expresses his respect and admiration for Hank, in the lyrics of the song, mentions other great singers of country music, for whom he also feels admiration, Marty Robbins Patsy Cline, Leftty Frizzell, Red Sovine Ernest Tubb and Jimmie Rodgers.

Single The ride ( Columbia 1983 )
Single The ride ( Columbia 1983 )

In the song, The ride of the album, Castles In The Sand (Columbia 1983), David already makes mention to the great Hank, where he appears driving, half drunk, a big cadillac.

In the decade of the 90s, he survived musically, recording records in small labels, recorded albums’ tribute to Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash and compilation of outlaw trucker, country & western ….

David Allan Coe – The Ghost Of Hank Williams Lyrics

In an Alabama graveyard on a cold December day
A young man with a guitar stares in to space and plays
There’s no one there to listen
There’s no on there but him
And the Ghost of Hank Williams sings
“Your Cheatin Heart” again

Marty Robbins, Pasty Cline, Ernest Tubb, and Red Solvine
Jimmy Rodgers, and old Lefty were my friends
It’s so lonesome here tonight, but someday I’ll see the light
When the ghost of Hank Williams sings
“Your Cheatin Heart” again

It was 2 AM in Nashville, the Ryman Stage was bare
There was just a lot of memories from the Opry being there
In the stillness of the morning in a cold December wind
The Ghost of Hank Williams sings
“Your Cheatin Heart” again

Marty Robbins, Pasty Cline, Ernest Tubb, and Red Solvine
Jimmy Rodgers, and old Lefty were my friends
It’s so lonesome here tonight, but someday I’ll see the light
When the ghost of Hank Williams sings
“Your Cheatin Heart” again

There’s a DJ in Ohio that recalls that New Years Day
When he had to tell the nation that a singer passed away
Sometimes when it’s late at night he’ll let some records spin
And the ghost of Hank Williams sings
“Your Cheatin Heart” again

Marty Robbins, Pasty Cline, Ernest Tubb, and Red Solvine
Jimmy Rodgers, and old Lefty were my friends
It’s so lonesome here tonight, but someday I’ll see the light
When the ghost of Hank Williams sings
“Your Cheatin Heart” again

CD cover The ghost of Hank Willams ( 1997 )
CD cover The ghost of Hank Willams ( 1997 )

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