Hank Williams performs “I’m a Long Gone Daddy” Single 1950.

The song would be included the album, Moanin 'The Blues (MGM 1952), managed to reach the position number 6 of country list in the USA. This song has been recorded by many artists, including his son Hank Williams Jr. and his grandson Hank III.

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I’m a Long Gone Daddy:

Lp cover Hank Williams ( MGM 1952 )
Lp cover Hank Williams ( MGM 1952 )

Song written and recorded by Hank Williams, was recorded on November 6, 1947, for the MGM label, and released in February 1948, the song would be included the album, Moanin ‘The Blues (MGM 1952), managed to reach the position number 6 of country lists in the USA.

I’m a Long Gone Daddy “placed the shot of what would become Williams’ typical A side: a honky tonk of tempo in the Ernest Tubb tradition with a blue border.

Single cover Hank Williams, Spain Version ( Sleazy 2017 )
Single cover Hank Williams, Spain Version ( Sleazy 2017 )

Fred Rose, the producer, caused the song to be recorded ahead of time, due to a recording ban that would result from the American Federation of Musicians possibly calling a strike at the end of December. So the song was recorded on November 6. 1947, at Castle Studio in Nashville. The recording was accompanied by two Grand Ole Opry bands: Zeke Turner (lead guitar), Jerry Byrd (steel guitar) and Louis Ennis (rhythm guitar) belonged to Red Foley’s band, while Chubby Wise (violin) was a member of Bill Monroe’s band. Possibly Fred Rose played the piano on this recording.

Lp Cover Hank Jr ( MGM 1964 )
Lp Cover Hank Jr ( MGM 1964 )

This song has been recorded by many artists, including his son Hank Williams Jr. and his grandson Hank III.

Versions:

Lou Graham 1951 (Gotham Records)
Jim Shelby 1969 (Burton Records)
Hank Williams Jr. 1964 (MGM)
Dave Travis 1968 (DTR)

Cd Cover Hank III ( Curb 2012 )
Cd Cover Hank III ( Curb 2012 )

 

Bobby Helms 1969 (Little Darlin ‘)
Norman Wade 1979 (NSD)
George Jones 1987 (Epic Records)
Trond Granlund 1990 (Slager Records)
9 Pound Hammer 1992 (Crypt Records)
Big Bill Lister 2000 (Neon Nightmare)
Hank III 2001 (Curb Records)

….and many more

Hank Williams – I’m a Long Gone Daddy Lyrics

All you want to do is sit around and pout
And now I got enough and so I’m getting out

I’m leaving now
I’m leaving now
I’m a long gone daddy I don’t need you anyhow

I been in the doghouse so doggone long
That when I get a kiss I think that something’s wrong

I’m leaving now
I’m leaving now
I’m a long gone daddy I don’t need you anyhow

I’ll go find a gal that wants to treat me right
You go get yourself a man that wants to fight

I’m leaving now
I’m leaving now
I’m a long gone daddy I don’t need you anyhow

You start your jaws a-wagging and it never stop
You never shut your mouth until I blow my top

I’m leaving now
I’m leaving now
I’m a long gone daddy I don’t need you anyhow

I remember back when you were nice and sweet
Things have changed, you’d rather fight than eat

I’m leaving now
I’m leaving now
I’m a long gone daddy I don’t need you anyhow

I’m a-gonna do some riding on the midnight train
I’m taking everything except my ball and chain

Single Hank Williams ( MGM 1950 )
Single Hank Williams ( MGM 1950 )

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