The original version of this song was written and recorded by the elder Williams around 1950, but due to unknown reasons, he decided against releasing it. His version wasn't released until 1989, 36 years after he passed away.
Hank Jr. was given the demo to this unreleased song and he took it to a new level by adding his vocals to the track. He has admitted that he and his band simply "filled in the blanks" to his father's original, which was recorded with just one guitar.
In the official music video, Hank Jr. is seen recording the song in studio, and he is interrupted by a familiar voice outside his booth. The video cuts to a silhouette of Hank Sr. behind a closed door and the two legends continue with their duet. Hank Jr. opens the door his father is singing behind and finds video footage of him performing "There's a Tear In My Beer". The look on Hank Jr.'s face when he sees his dad is absolutely priceless.
Enjoy this ground-breaking and revolutionary music video. This version of "There's a Tear In My Beer" is included on Hank Jr.'s brand new 4-disc A Country Boy Can Survive Box Set. Along with this legendary song, you will find studio versions of his greatest hits and 17 live performances.
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