Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain

Paul and Corie

Willie Nelson wrote a lot of songs, many of which became hits for other artists as well as himself.

A few month’s back Chatter and Paul filmed one of Nelson’s biggest hits: “Blue Eyes Crying In the Rain.”

I was familiar with the old song before I ever met The Deer Hunter, yet somehow the song reminds me of him. I’m sure it’s because he had a Willie Nelson cassette tape that he about wore out when we were courting.

I was surprised to learn the song was the first hit Nelson ever had and that he didn’t write the song.

Fred Rose wrote “Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain” and Nelson cut his mega hit version 30 years later.

I hope you enjoyed the song!

Long time Blind Pig reader Larry Griffith’s (AW Griff) wife had a severe heart attack and is now recovering in a rehab facility. Please remember her in your prayers. Larry’s health is not good either so please remember him too.


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    May 31, 2021 at 1:04 pm

    Wow! Chatter has a beautiful voice! Willie Nelson can sing anything, and he is still performing at age 88! I could not imagine myself still teaching at the age of 88.

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    SusieQ ❤️ Donnie Ray
    May 30, 2021 at 5:09 pm

    Great job on that song loved the pickin sure will gladly join in prayers for Larry Griffth and his wife ❣️

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    May 30, 2021 at 12:45 pm

    Good job! Love this song. Does Paul ever sing with Chitter and Chatter?

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    Garland Davis
    May 30, 2021 at 11:38 am

    Sunday on the BP&A never fails!

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    Ed Ammons
    May 30, 2021 at 10:17 am

    I sang that song to my wife when we were courting. That and “Help Me Make It Through the Night” or as she called it “Take The Ribbon From Your Hair” were her favorites. She thought I could sing.

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    Tom Tenbrunsel
    May 30, 2021 at 9:46 am

    Porch Music, once sung, vibrates forever throughout these mountains.

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    Ron Stephens
    May 30, 2021 at 9:28 am

    Good job Chatter and Paul. I have a question though. In the song, whose blue eyes are crying? Did I miss it or is it intentional that we aren’t to know.

    AW, if you see this, we will be praying for you and your wife. If it is fair to say life is a hard fight with a short stick, seems the fight gets harder and the stick shorter.

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      May 30, 2021 at 11:23 am

      Ron-you didn’t miss it 🙂 the song doesn’t say who.

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      May 30, 2021 at 12:28 pm

      Ron, I have been taught all of my of life that God does not put more on us than we can handle. I hope saying this is not a sin but it seems like a lot of times my bumper is dragging on the ground. Not only is my bumper dragging, it seems like right now my springs are broke too, but even with everything that has happened, I can see that God is with me and helping me. When I look back on life I realize there has been a lot more good times than bad. My wife passed away 5 weeks ago and I feel like my life is over and then I think about being blessed for her to be the joy of my life for 49 years and how it will not be long before I will be with her again. Sometimes it is mighty hard to think about it in that way.

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    May 30, 2021 at 8:39 am

    I will be praying for the Griffiths. I could not bring myself to listen to the song this morning but I have heard Willie sing it a lot of times. I am still having a hard time, last night was one of them. My wife and I wore out an old 8 track tape when we were dating In the early 70’s of the Drifters and CCR. Now I try to wear out You Tube listening to Paul and Pap singing Until Then. When I start I also listen to them sing a lot of the other old time hymns I have sung and listened to all of my life. My church still sings the old time hymns.

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    Dennis M Morgan
    May 30, 2021 at 8:38 am

    Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain is my favorite Willie Nelson song. I enjoyed hearing it. I said a prayer for the Griffith family. I sure hope things will be OK with them.

    Dennis Morgan

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    Larry Paul Eddings
    May 30, 2021 at 8:32 am

    Beautifully done. I think I almost heard a little bit of old “Trigger” in there.

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    Margie G
    May 30, 2021 at 8:23 am

    Fred Rose’s daughter in law gave me a little doll size rocking chair Mr. Rose had fashioned from clothes pins. He wrote with Roy Acuff I’m pretty certain. Willie is a very prolific song writer probably matched only by McCartney, Prince, and Elvis. Willie HATES Nashville. He’s a TEXAS man and proud of it! I don’t try to hide my love for the Red Headed Stranger. Willie had a son commit suicide after going to Nashville. Willie is a most interesting person I think. THANK YOU for this beautiful song covered well by wonderful talent this cool dark Sunday morning! Paul and Chatter rock!!! Has anybody EVER seen a cold YEAR like this weather wise????? Smh in utter astonishment and disappointment…

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    May 30, 2021 at 8:22 am

    I sure enjoyed Chatter’s singing and the music. Good job Chatter and Paul!

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    Don Byers
    May 30, 2021 at 8:18 am

    I remember hearing Roy Acuff sing this song on the Opry. And I remember hearing my mother go around the house singing it when I was a little kid. Blew me away first I heard Willie’s version. And on the way back from playing bass for a well-known(at the time) country singer, heard him say as we heard Willie’s version on the radio, “Willie don’t even have drums on that record, he oughta know better than that”……..did pretty well though, huh?

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    Gayle Larson
    May 30, 2021 at 8:05 am

    Great song. Prayers go to the Griffiths.

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    Miss Cindy
    May 30, 2021 at 7:39 am

    Good Job on a golden oldie! I always liked Willie Nelson.

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    May 30, 2021 at 7:25 am

    What an excellent rendition of an old classic–Chatter’s second only to Willie himself. It’s a wrap!

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    Alice Somich
    May 30, 2021 at 7:25 am

    What a beautiful ballad to wake up to on a sleepy Sunday morning! Such talented musicians!! Have a blessed day!!

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