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RARE: A Beard-less, Braid-less Willie Nelson Plays 'Hello Walls' On The Porter Wagoner Show (1965)

Willie nelson Songs | RARE: A Beard-less, Braid-less Willie Nelson Plays 'Hello Walls' On The Porter Wagoner Show (1965) | Country Music Videos
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Taking a look into the very beginnings of country legend, Willie Nelson's past, one of his first appearances as an artist was on The Porter Wagoner Show. 

In this rarely-viewed video, a 32-year-old Nelson sings his debut, "Hello Walls", at Porter Wagoner's request. Nelson's excited, young personality shines and he shows a side you haven't seen before in this vintage taping. 

Following his recording of "Hello Walls", he became known throughout Nashville for his extraordinary songwriting skills. His most notable success as a songwriter was Patsy Cline's "Crazy", which became the biggest jukebox hit of all time.

Nelson's 1962 single, "Touch Me", charted in the Billboard Top 10 US Country chart, but his real successes would come out in the mid-70s with his first No. 1 single, "Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain"

From that point on, Nelson embarked on a whirlwind career and soon became a staple to any country music collection as well as a household name.  

Check out this incredible piece of country music history in the video below!


Hello walls, (Hello, hello.)
How'd things go for you today?
Don't you miss her.
Since she up and walked away?
And I'll bet you dread to spend another lonely night with me,
But lonely walls, I'll keep you company.

Hello window, (Hello, hello.)
Well, I see that you're still here.
Aren't you lonely,
Since our darlin disappeared?
Well look here, is that a teardrop in the corner of your pane?
Now don't you try to tell me that's it's rain.

She went away and left us all alone the way she planned.
Guess we'll have to learn to get along without her if we can.

Hello ceiling, (Hello, hello.)
I'm gonna stare at you a while.
You know I can't sleep,
So won't you bear with me a while?
We gotta all stick together or else I'll lose my mind.
I gotta feelin' she'll be gone a long, long time.

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