Cowboy Junkies - I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
from The Trinity Session (1988)
For your enjoyment, today I’ve posted the beautiful but melancholy country standard “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry.” Many consider this to be one of the best songs of all time. This version, by the Cowboy Junkies, may be one of the saddest songs of all time. Maybe don’t repeat this one too many times.
This track comes courtesy of my good friend Ben, who blogs at I Love Girl Music. The Cowboy Junkies stretch out Hank Williams’ desert landscape to the edges of the horizon, slowing time until each moment seems to freeze in the air, barely passing at all. In Hank Williams’ version, the singer may wake tomorrow and ride home to see his loved one; here, the long, lonesome night never ends.