Death is only a Dream
Hank's favorite song
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HERE to listen to: Dr. Ralph Stanley (1927-2016) and the Clinch Mountain Boys sing: "Death is Only a Dream"
Death Is Only A Dream
I. "Sadly we sing, and with tremulous breath,
As we stand by the mystical stream,
In the valley by the dark river of death,
And yet there's no more than a dream.
Only a dream! Only a dream!
Of glory beyond the dark stream.
How peaceful the slumber,
How happy the waking,
For death is only a dream.
II. Why should we weep when the weary ones rest,
In the bosom of Jesus Supreme,
And the mansions of glory prepared for the blessed,
For death is no more than a dream.
III. Naught in the river the sanction of Paul,
Though it frightfully dismal may seem,
In the arms of our Saviour no ill can befall,
They'll find it no more than a dream.
Here's a Video of "Death Is Only A Dream"
by the Henry Brothers
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Hank Williams Interview from 1952
NOTE: The following is a reprint from
Country Song Roundup put out a few months after Hank's death. This contained a rare interview with Hank Williams in 1952. Compliments of Bill MacEwen & Bill Watson.
Q. How many songs do you have in your repertoire?
Q. For how long have you been singing folk music?
A. 15 years.
Q. What is your all-time favorite song?
A. "Death is Only a Dream."
Q. Do you have a record collection?
Q. What is your favorite record among your own records?
A. "Cold Cold Heart."
Q. What are your hobbies?
A. Writing songs.
Q. What are your favorite sports?
A. Boxing, Wrestling, Baseball.
Q. Who are some of your favorite entertainers?
A. Moon Mullican, Johnny Ray.
Q. What was the biggest thrill to you in your career?
A. Homecoming day in my home town of Montgomery, Alabama, and winning a cup in 1949 for the top tune, "Lovesick Blues."
Q. What was the most discouraging point in your career?
A. I wrote a song for Hank Snow once and he didn't record it.
Q. What kinds of work have you done besides singing?
Q. What is your favorite food?
A. Fried chicken.
Q. What is your favorite colour?
Q. Who are some of your favorite motion picture stars?
A. John Wayne and Jane Wyman.
Q. How did you happen to learn to play the guitar?
A. An old Negro taught me.
Q. What folk artist, if any, influenced you when you were beginning your career?
A. Roy Acuff.
Q. Who gave you your first big break?
A. Fred Rose.
Q. Who are some of the people who have helped your career?
A. Fred Rose, Jim Denny, Oscar Davis and Henry Clay.
Q. Do you come from a musical family?
Q. What are some of your vital statistics?
A. I'm six feet tall, weigh 160, brown eyes and black hair.
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HANK WILLIAMS INTERVIEW with Ralph J. Gleason (from Rolling Stone)
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