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I’ll Never Get Out of this World Alive by Hank Williams

September 22, 2010

I’ll Never Get Out of this World Alive

Written by Hank Williams and Fred Rose. Performed by Hank Williams.

The last song Hank Williams recorded, “I’ll Never Get Out of this World Alive” didn’t hit the charts until after his death in January 1953. Coming out so soon after William’s mysterious demise – they found him in the backseat of his Cadillac on the side of the road on New Year’s Day – only added pathos to what sounds like a throwaway ditty. Listen enough and you hear country blues at its finest and maybe even a nihilistic anthem.

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