You Win Again" is a 1952 song by Hank Williams. In style, the song is a blues ballad and deals with the singer's despair with his partner. "You Win Again" would peak at number ten on the Most Played in C&W Juke Boxes chart, where it remained for a single week. [1 ]
Cover versions [ edit ]
Late in 1957,
Jerry Lee Lewis released the song as the B-side to " Great Balls of Fire", his version of the song peaked at number four on the country chart.
Johnny Cash recorded this song May 13, 1958; released through Sun Studio. The song appears on the 1962
Ray Charles album " Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music." On October 25, 1958,
Gene Vincent recorded this song on his album "Live At Town Hall Party." In 1960,
Mark Dinning covered the song on his "Teen Angel" album. It was also released as the B-side to his "A Star Is Born (A Love Has Died)" single that same year.
Wanda Jackson recorded this song in 1966 on Capitol Records.
Gram Parsons with members of the Flying Burrito Brothers performed this song at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco in 1969 (on YouTube video). The
Grateful Dead played the song numerous times on tour during 1971 & 1972. A live version recorded May 24, 1972 at Lyceum Theatre, London appears on the album " Europe 72". In 1980,
Charley Pride had his twenty-fourth number one country hit with his version. [2 ]
Mike Ness released this song on his album "Cheating At Solitaire" in 1999 on Time Bomb Recordings. He has played this song numerous times with Social Distortion.
Keith Richards covered this song for the "Timeless: Hank Williams Tribute" album, which won the 2001 Grammy Award for Best Country Album. In 2005,
Martina McBride covered the song for her album Timeless.
References [ edit ]
^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 387.
^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 277.
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