Get ready! Y'all are going to be blown away by this heart-melting tribute!
In 1977, Willie Nelson honored the legendary Lefty Frizzell in the most beautiful of ways, by releasing the tribute album, To Lefty From Willie. The 10-track album was filled with Willie's renditions of Lefty's greatest hits, including the classics like "I Never Go Around Mirrors" and "Always Late (With Your Kisses)".
One song that really caught our attention was Willie's cover of "I Want To Be With You Always". Originally released in 1951 and co-written by Lefty himself, the song was quick to top the Country & Western Best Seller chart and stay in that position for twenty-seven weeks. Amazing!
We think that Willie did a great job bringing the song back to it's glory days. He honors Lefty but still finds a way to put a little Wille Nelson flare in the song, yet he doesn't forget to keep the good ole honky tonk in there!
Great job Willie, we're sure Lefty would be honored and proud- we know we are!
Check out the videos below to see both Willie's cover of "I Want To Be With You Always" and Lefty's original version! Enjoy!
I lose my blues, honey, when I'm with you
No one else can do you're in my heart to stay
But when I'm gone, and I'm all alone
I'll be singing this song I wanna be with you, always
I'd be happy, dearest, if you could only be here
And always be nearer, forever and a day
Then we'd travel far, we'd be some big shinin' star
Just you and my guitar and stay there, sweetheart for always
I hope you feel the same, you really want my name
Well, you'll be the one who's to blame
If it works out wrong that day
'Cause my love is true, my love is only for you
I'll never be blue, if I can be with you, always
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