The Night Hank Williams Came To Town

Lyrics Shared By: Jennifer

Johnny Cash:
Harry Truman was our president
A coke and burger cost you thirty cents
I was still in love with Mavis Brown
Carter Family: On the night Hank Williams came to town
Johnny:
"I Love Lucy" debuted on TV
That was one big event we didn't see
Cause no one stayed at home for miles around
Carter Family: It was the night Hank Williams came to town

Momma ironed my shirt and Daddy let me take the truck
I drove on out to Grapevine and picked old Mavis up
We hit that county line for one quick round
Carter Family: On the night Hank Williams came to town

A thousand people sweltered in the gym
Then I heard someone whisper, "Hey, that's him"
That's when the crowd let out this deafening sound
Carter Family: It was the night Hank Williams came to town
Waylon Jennings:
On and on he sang into the night
Jambalaya, Cheatin' Heart, I Saw the Light
How'd they get Miss Audrey in that gown
All: On the night Hank Williams came to town
Johnny and Waylon:
Mavis had her picture made with Hank outside his car
She said, "He sure is humble for a Grand Ole Opry Star."
Mavis said, "Why don't we hang around
It ain't often that Hank Williams comes to town."

While Hank signed his autograph on Beulah Risner's fan
Mavis got acquainted with the Drifting Cowboys Band
The effect on all our lives was quite profound
All: On the night Hank Williams came to town

Man: Remember friends and neighbors, Hank Williams and all the Drifting Cowboys will be at the high school gym in person for one show only this Saturday night. The big 2 hour show starts at 7:30. Tickets are just 1.50. You get your money’s worth the first 15 minutes and the rest is free. That’s Saturday night. Advanced tickets on sale now at Rentro’s Drugstore, Donut Heaven, and here at the radio station. Hank Williams

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