When I'm Gone (Carter Family song)

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For the song by Brooks & Dunn, see You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone. For the single by Anna Kendrick, see Cups (Anna Kendrick song).

"When I'm Gone" also commonly known by its longer title "You're Gonna Miss Me When I'm Gone", is a popular song written by A. P. Carter and was recorded in 1931 by the Carter Family (not to be confused with their 1928 song "Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone?").[1]


The song was later recorded by J. E. Mainer's Mountaineers and by Charlie Monroe.[2]


  • In 2009, the band Lulu and the Lampshades combined the song "When I'm Gone" with a common children's game known as the Cup game, in which cups are tapped and hit on a table to create a distinct rhythm. This created the modern version of the song known as "Cups (When I'm Gone)" or alternately "When I'm Gone (Cups)".
  • In 2011 Anna Burden uploaded a version of the song on YouTube that then went viral[3] and became the inspiration for Anna Kendrick's version "Cups (Pitch Perfect's "When I'm Gone")". The Kendrick version has become a charting hit in the United States, and other charts. It also served as the official song of the 2013 CONCACAF Gold Cup.[citation needed]


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