i’m so lonesome i could cry lyrics – johnny cash

hear that lonesome whippoorwill?
he sounds too blue to fly.
the midnight train is whining low:
i’m so lonesome i could cry.

i’ve never seen a night so long,
when time goes crawling by.
the moon just went behind a cloud,
to hide its face and cry.

did you ever see a robin weep,
when leaves begin to die?
that means he’s lost his will to live.
i’m so lonesome i could cry.

[instrumental break]

the silence of a falling star,
lights up a purple sky.
and as i wonder where you are,
i’m so lonesome i could cry.
i’m so lonesome i could cry.

/ johnny cash lyrics