George Jones performs “A Picture Of Me (Without You)” Live On Hee Haw.

The song reached # 5 of the US Hot Country Songs charts, remaining a total of 16 weeks on the charts. On the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts, It reached number # 13. The song was included in the studio album, A Picture of Me (Without You) (Epic 1972)

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A Picture Of Me (Without You)

Lp cover George Jones ( Epic 1972 )
Lp cover George Jones ( Epic 1972 )

A Picture of Me (Without You), a song written by Norro Wilson and George Richey, was recorded by George Jones for the Epic label, on September 13, 1972, at Columbia Recording Studio, 804 16th Ave. South, Nashville, TN, with Billy Sherrill’s production, the song was released in October 1972, on December 30, 1972, reached # 5 of the US Hot Country Songs charts, remaining a total of 16 weeks on the charts. On the Canadian RPM Country Tracks charts, It reached number # 13.

The song was included in the studio album, A Picture of Me (Without You) (Epic 1972), the album was released on November 6, 1972, reaching # 24 of the US charts on February 24, 1973 ,Top Country Albums.



About the song:

According to Rich Kienzle’s notes, the song was written specifically for Jones with co-writer Norro Wilson singing the song for George “imitating Jones’ style to show how he loved her.” sung Even with the arrangement of the strings, the feeling of the country remained intact. “The song is similar to an older Webb Pierce song called” That’s Me Without You.

One version to highlight is the one made by Lorrie Morgan, on her 1991 album Something in Red. Morgan’s version was released as the album’s second single in June 1991 and reached # 9 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in November 1991.

Single Lorrie Morgan ( RCA 1991 )
Single Lorrie Morgan ( RCA 1991 )

Some Versions:

Hank Williams, Jr. 1973 (MGM)
Connie Smith 1973 (Columbia)
Bob Luman 1973 (Epic)
Patsy Sledd 1973 (Mega)
Rob Dixon & The Lost Cowboy Band 1983 (Texas Records)
Lorrie Morgan 1991 (RCA)

 





George Jones – A Picture Of Me (Without You) Lyrics

Imagine a world where no music was playing
Then think of a church where nobody’s praying
If you’ve ever looked up at a sky with no blue
Then you’ve seen a picture of me without you

Have you walked in a garden where nothing was growing
Or stood by a river where nothing was flowing
If you’ve seen a red rose unkissed by the dew
Then you’ve seen a picture of me without you

Can you picture Heaven with no angels singing
Or a quiet Sunday morning with no church bells ringing
If you’ve watched as the heart of a child’s breaks in two
Then you’ve seen a picture of me without you…

Single George Jones ( Epic 1972 )
Single George Jones ( Epic 1972 )

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