Late Night OTB – Willie Nelson

A live performance of his classic “Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain.” It was his first #1 single as a performer after several as a songwriter and won him a 1975 Grammy. Ironically, he didn’t write it.

Words and Music by Fred Rose

In the twilight glow I see
Blue eyes cryin’ in the rain
When we kissed goodbye and parted
I knew we’d never meet again

Love is like a dyin’ ember
Only memories remain
Through the ages I’ll remember
Blue eyes cryin’ in the rain

Some day when we meet up yonder
We’ll stroll hand in hand again
In a land that knows no partin’
Blue eyes cryin’ in the rain

Transcribed by Ronald E. Hontz

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  1. Triumph says:

    Let’s remember that Willie is a blood-sucking liberal and a big Kucinich supporter. This tax cheat, drug addict belongs in Gitmo with the rest of his drug dealing Taliban and Al-Qadea buddies.