—— folk family and jam

doggone lonesome

I do my best to hide this lowdown feelin'
I try to make believe there's nothing wrong
But they're always asking me about you darling
And it hurts me so to tell 'em that you're gone
If they ask me I guess I'd be denyin'
that I've been unhappy all alone
But if they heard my heart they'd hear it cryin'
Where's my darling, when's she coming home

I ask myself a million times what's right for me to do
To try to lose my blues alone or hang around for you
But I make it pretty good until that moon comes shining through
And that I get so doggone lonesome

Time stands still when you're a waitin'
sometimes I think my heart is stoppin' too
One lonely hour seems forever
sixty minutes more to wait for you
But I guess I'll keep waitin' till you're with me
'cause I believe that loving you is right
But I don't care if the sun don't rise tomorrow
If I can't have you with me tonight

Well I know I'll keep on loving you
cause true love can't be killed
I ought to get you off of my mind
but I guess I never will
I could have a dozen others
but I know I'd love you still
Cause I get so doggone lonesome


From Johnny Cash - the famous album from Al Levine. 

Al brought the record with him before staying for a month or so.  It made an indelible impression.  Johnny Cash's voice mainly, with his mournful lyrics.  Also on the same album were Lonesome whistle and Folsom Prison.  Dad really got into Cash.  Everything, from stripes around my shoulder to How high's the water Mamma?
I have sung it with the school band.
The talking version - the same words, but it sounds almost like a different song.

The album was called Johnny Cash with his hot and blue guitar, 1957.