On That Train Tonight I’m Leaving


Listen to the rain a falling Can’t you hear that lonesome sound

Lord I think I'll start to ramble

Lord I think I’ll start to ramble Got to leave this weary town

On that Train tonight I'm leaving

On that train tonight I’m leaving And don’t ask me where I’m bound

Now that I’ve given you bits and pieces, here’s the whole thing. This Pickin’ & Grinnin’ In The Kitchen Spot features one of my favorite Hank Williams songs My Sweet Love Ain’t Around. I love the lines of the song and the words just seem to be begging to be sung.

Hope you enjoyed the 2 part harmony and the flat top picking. Since this is a video I haven’t seen in a while its hard for me to believe how young Guitar Man and Mandolin Man look in it. I love how Pap taps his foot.

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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    Chuck Howell
    June 18, 2019 at 10:35 pm

    I love the song about the old Log Train. Reminds me of my uncle who was fireman on a log train in Robbinsville North Carolina. He and my Grandfather built a log house in the woods where Robert Stone lived with his wife and kids. 1940’s.

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    susie swanson
    June 16, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    They did relly good on it, love it..I like all of Hank Williams Songs but I love Your Cheatin Heart and I saw The Light the most..They are all so good…

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    June 16, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    You sure are a talented family! If I could make a sound like that,I’d never get anything else done!
    Jambalaya is one of my favories.

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    Sheryl Paul
    June 16, 2012 at 7:15 am

    I have a soft spot for your Cheatin Heart too. Hank’s voice just makes you want to cry when he sings that song.

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    June 16, 2012 at 3:51 am

    Loved it…love this! Thanks for posting!

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    June 15, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Hard as it is to pick just one, my favorite Hank Williams Sr. song is, and has always been, “Today I passed you on the street, and my heart fell at your feet, I can’t help it if I’m still in love with you.” It’s always been such a sad mournful song to me.
    God bless.

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    Ed Ammons
    June 15, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Now don’t them pedal steel parts sound a whole lot better when Paul and the Guitar Man play them on their “flat tops”. Run it again and imagine a steel playing their solo parts and then listen to the guys again. Ain’t I right?
    Maybe an acoustic lap steel or a Dobro. But not one of those string stretching, whining, pedal steels.
    Are Chitter and Chatter piglets?

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    Don Casada
    June 15, 2012 at 2:11 pm


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    June 15, 2012 at 11:56 am

    The boys done great on that song!
    I’m just glad I put most of the
    Blind Pig Family songs in my
    Favorites. I have always liked
    Hank Williams traditional songs,
    but don’t care much for his boy.
    I was pleased when they took him
    off Monday Nite Football. Seems he
    always spoke ill of our Northern

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    Mary Rutherford
    June 15, 2012 at 10:45 am

    Grew up with “I’m so Lonesome I Could Cry”. My favorite was my daddy singing “Rye Whiskey” every Sunday Morning getting ready to go to Church. Unusual song for a Sunday morning especially from my non-drinking, non-card playing Daddy. I think that Hank Williams recorded it but that it might have been written by Tex Ritter. “Jack O’Diamonds, Jack O’Diamonds I cry, if I don’t get Rye Whiskey I think I will die…if the ocean were whiskey and I were a duck I’d swim to the bottom and never come up”… Never failed to send us off to church in style.

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    June 15, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Loved the music! Thanks for sharing with us. I love Hank Williams songs. My favorites are Cold, Cold Heart, Mansion on the Hill, and I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry. The lyrics to his songs have a poetic quality and allow the listener to feel the pain or joy that he is conveying. I Saw the Light reflects the lost one’s joy and amazement at the grace bestowed on us by our Lord and Savior.

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    Paul Certo
    June 15, 2012 at 10:02 am

    There was a time I thought Hank’s music was too citified & slick for my tastes, which ran more to Bluegrass and Jimmy Rodgers, etc. But over the years, I really came to love his songs,and a lot of the country music of that era. Heck, even ultra modern stuff like George Jones has grown on me over the years! Jambalya may top the list, but there were so many great songs Hank wrote, it almost depends what mood I’m in.

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    dolores barton
    June 15, 2012 at 8:40 am

    Isn’t memory lane fun sometimes? I enjoyed listening to the music and words.

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    B. Ruth
    June 15, 2012 at 8:30 am

    The rain we had at our house last night, wasn’t even enough to get lonesome by…LOL The storms sure raised some “cain” around, turning off the lights and gully washin’ in other parts of county…
    I loved the song and miss the playlist…That’s some good toe tapping too…LOL
    I like them all…Jambalaya…crawfish pie, filet gumbo..yummmm…summer fare!
    Thanks for a great post Tipper,

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    June 15, 2012 at 8:22 am

    i like this and all the ones in your list, Jamabala is my least favorite. love all the others.

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    Wanda in NoAla
    June 15, 2012 at 8:21 am

    My friend, Rheta Grimsley Johnson, has written a new book about Hank Williams called Hank Hung the Moon. I think you would love it.

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    Canned Quilter
    June 15, 2012 at 7:50 am

    Growing up in Louisiana I am a huge Hank fan. I think my favorite is Jambalaya.

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    June 15, 2012 at 7:38 am

    Hank Williams and his music was always in my childhood. To try to choose one favorite song is virtually impossible for me but, “Cheatin’ Heart’ would be close.
    Those guys in the kitchen sure did a good job!! I have been around so many electric guitars and amps (don’t play myself) but, was around it and loved it. Still, there’s something about a “flat top” that appeals to me in a way I can’t explain.

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    Ethelene Dyer Jones
    June 15, 2012 at 7:33 am

    Enjoyed listening to and watching “On That Train Tonight I’m Leaving”. I missed it when posted earlier, so many thanks for posting again! Yesterday a friend called to tell me about MC (on cable TV)–no pictures except maybe a mug shot of the artist-performer. I left it on awhile to listen to some of the oldies I hadn’t heard in awhile. Thanks for this one today from “The Blind Pig Gang” and their wonderful “pickin’ and grinnin’ in the kitchen”–and Pap’s keeping time with patting his foot, and his wonderful harmonizing! Thanks!

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    June 15, 2012 at 7:32 am

    Loved the video. Harmony and pickings great as usual. As talented as anybody coming out of Nashville.

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    Ed Ammons
    June 15, 2012 at 6:13 am

    Personally I’ve never cared for Hank Williams as a singer. I don’t like the twangy steel guitar sounds his recordings all seem to have. But as a song writer, ain’t never been nobody better. “I Saw the Light” and “Your Cheatin Heart” are the ones I try to sing if nobodys around or whistle if there is.
    And I really don’t like Hank’s son. I think he’s a smear on his father’s legacy.

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