Hank Locklin performs “Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On” Live On Grand Ole Opry 1997.

The song reached # 12 on the charts of US Hot Country Songs, and remained 8 weeks on the charts. And it also reached # 5 on Billboard's chart of “Most Played C&W by Jockeys”.

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Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On

Lp cover Hank Locklin ( RCA 1960 )
Lp cover Hank Locklin ( RCA 1960 )

Send Me the Pillow You Dream On, a song written and recorded by Hank Locklin, was first recorded in May 1949, for the 4-star label, at ACA Studio, 612 Westheimer, Houston, TX, but the song it didn’t hit the charts. Hank recorded it on June 28, 1957, along with three more songs, for the RCA label, at RCA Victor Studio, Methodist Television, Radio and Film Commission, 1525 McGavock St., Nashville, TN, Hank was Accompanied in the recording session by: Chet Atkins (guitar), Grady Martin (guitar), Bob Moore (bass), Buddy Harman (drums) and Floyd Cramer (piano). With the production of Chet Atkins, it was released in December 1957, on October 20, 1958, reached # 12 on the charts of US Hot Country Songs, and remained 8 weeks on the charts. And it also reached # 5 on Billboard’s chart of “Most Played C&W by Jockeys”. The song has become a standard for the Nashville sound.



The first recording was only released in single, the 1957 version, was included in Hank’s second studio album, Please Help Me, I’m Falling (RCA 1960).

The song has been very versioned and has been covered by pop, country, and bluegrass artists.

Single Hank Locklin ( RCA 1957 )
Single Hank Locklin ( RCA 1957 )

Some versions:
Jack Hunt 1952 (Capitol)
Kitty Wells 1960 (Decca)
Pat Boone 1961 (Dot Records)
Hank Snow 1961 (RCA)
Slim Whitman 1962 (Imperial
Johnny Lion 1962 (Phillips)
Johnny Tillotson 1962 (Cadance)
Carl Belew 1962 (Wrangler)
Loretta Lynn 1965 (Decca)
And many more …..





Hank Locklin – Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On Lyrics

Send me the pillow that you dream on don’t you know that I still care for you
Send me the pillow that you dream on so darling I can dream on it too
Each night while I’m sleeping oh so lonely
I share your love in dreams that once were true
Send me the pillow that you dream on so darling I can dream on it too
Send me the pillow that you dream on maybe time will let our dreams come true
Send me the pillow that you dream on so darling I can dream on it too
I’ve waited so long for you to write me but just a mem’ry’s all that’s left of you
Send me the pillow that you dream on so darling I can dream on it too

So darling I can dream on it too

Single Hank Locklin ( 4 Star Records 1949 )
Single Hank Locklin ( 4 Star Records 1949 )

Miquel Batlle
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