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FLASHBACK: Willie Nelson Breaks Hearts With 'Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain'

Willie nelson Songs | FLASHBACK: Willie Nelson Breaks Hearts With 'Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain' | Country Music Videos
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The powerful ballad that made Willie an icon is sure to leave you weeping.

Originally performed by Roy Acuff, Willie Nelson recorded a version of "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain" for his 1975 album Red Headed Stranger. The the album and single would become iconic in country music history and solidify Nelson as a performer. 

Prior to his incredible successes with this song, Nelson had been making quite a name for himself as a talented songwriter and penned classics such as Patsy Cline's incredible ballad "Crazy".

This true piece of history that skyrocketed Nelson to the No. 1 spot on the charts has been named one of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time by Rolling Stone

Watch this amazing country classic in the video below!


In the twilight glow I see them
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

Now my hair has turned to silver
All my life I've loved in vain
I can see her star in heaven
Blue eyes crying in the rain


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