My Sweet Love Ain’t Around


Rain A Falling

Lonesome Sound
Poor Heart Is Breaking

Start To Ramble

Leave This Weary Town
Way Too Lonely

Now that I’ve given you bits and pieces-Here’s the whole thing. This week’s Pickin’ & Grinnin’ In The Kitchen Spot features one of my favorite Hank Williams songs My Sweet Love Ain’t Around.

Hope you enjoyed the 2 part harmony and the flat top picking. Do you have a favorite Hank Williams song-maybe Jambalaya, I’m So Lonesome I Can Cry, Lonesome Me, Cheating Heart, or I Saw The Light?


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    Joan J
    August 12, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    Tipper, I come here to your little corner of the world just to read your words and listen to your family’s music and recapture the sweetness in life. Thanks for sharing all you do. Any chance your family would adopt me? I think I’m a long-lost Yankee cousin 🙂

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    August 11, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    you are such a great photographer! and i love visiting you hear i always learn something new or in this case hear something! :0)

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    Carolyn A.
    August 11, 2008 at 12:30 am

    I remember the Christian Youth Organization (CYO) dances. They would play Hank’s “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” and I would have to dance. I just love that sweet melody and it was so easy to dance to. That and Pasty Cline’s “Crazy” were my favorites.
    That being said, that’s some crazy pickin’ going on there. Their fingers look like spiders running up and down those frets. But chord changes make the music sound ever so sweet, don’t they? 🙂
    Thank the guys for another great video. Tipper, you’re getting to be a pro at this. Always a pleasure to come over and see what’s going on. xxoo

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    August 10, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    What a great job! I always love visiting your site…always entertaining!

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    Razor Family Farms
    August 10, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    I love the photos and the pickin’ and grinnin’! Made my weekend.
    Congratulations on the soap win!

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    Amy @ parkcitygirl
    August 10, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    So much talent there! 🙂

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    petra michelle
    August 10, 2008 at 10:29 am

    Morning Tipper! What an interesting way of introducing one of the all time greats in music. I remember him since a child while my mother played him over and over. I love his spirituals and, in my humble opinion, he is the King of Blues, considering his life and songs. One of my favorites is his “On the Streets of Laramie.” Haunting. Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend! :)) Petra

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    August 10, 2008 at 10:03 am

    These are wonderful, Tipper. I enjoyed the listen.

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    August 10, 2008 at 3:26 am

    My parents were huge fans of Hank Williams. One of my favorites was Oh Lonesome Me. Loved the video of your guys playing and singing like usual.

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    noble pig
    August 10, 2008 at 1:58 am

    I love all your pics and the words go beautifully with them!

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    August 10, 2008 at 1:32 am

    How I love the Pickin’ and Grinnin’! I notice there is never music being read ~ do all the guys play by ear? Have any of them had any formal music training? What talent!

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    August 10, 2008 at 12:51 am

    What I love about the music on your blog is that it is mountain music, not country music. There is such a difference to me. This was wonderful!
    I grew up in a house where a Hank Williams album was played until it almost wore out, but I like the above rendition better!

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    August 9, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    Tipper! Thanks so much for the mention…from the bottom of my heart!

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    August 9, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    An American icon. 🙂

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    August 9, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    I would like to hear I see the light. It was my introduction to country music when I moved to Texas.

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    August 9, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    I really enjoy the Pickin and Grinnin each week. I have to say I enjoy hearing Hank sing, “Hey Good Lookin”.
    About the heirloom, yellow watermelon….it tastes like a very mild watermelon. Kind of the same flavor, but just very mild. If you order a catalog from Baker Creek Heirloom seeds, I think you will really enjoy it. They do not sell hybrid seeds, just the real, all natural thing. I have had good luck with them this season.

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    August 9, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    Kaw-liga, Take These Chains From My Heart, Why Don’t You Love Me (Like You Used To Do), and of course…Jambalaya (since I’m from Louisiana! Did I miss any?

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    August 9, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    Tipper, I SOOO much enjoy Pickin’ and Grinnin’ in the Kitchen! I look forward to them each week. I like to tap my foot along with Pap, listen to Paul sing, and all of them play rhythm and lead! The only thing missing is a juice harp (harmonica). Does any of them play one? I don’t think I have a favorite Hank song. I like them all!

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    Fishing Guy
    August 9, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    Tipper: Great post as usual and the guys were super in the kitchen. I couldn’t stop playing Pap as he sang ‘Sweet Sweet Corn’ until it was over. Never heard it before and I love it. Tell Pap thanks.
    I liked Hank and have been a country music fan for 50 some years. I liked ‘I’m So Lonesome I Can Cry’ best of all his songs. Johnny Cash was another of my favorites. I’m sure the guys could do one of Johnny’s song.

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