Patsy Cline performs “Walkin’ After Midnight” On Town Hall Party 1958.

The song reaching No. 2 on the Billboard country music chart, also reached the number 12 position of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, sold more than a million copies and is often included in the authorized lists of the best songs of all time in country music.

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Walkin’ After Midnight:

Sigle cover Patsy Cline ( Decca 1957 )
Sigle cover Patsy Cline ( Decca 1957 )

Song written by Alan Block and Donn Hecht in 1954, was recorded for the first time by Patsy Cline, on November 8, 1956, for the Decca label, with the production of Paul Cohen, was released on February 11, 1957. The song reaching No. 2 on the Billboard country music chart, also reached the number 12 position of the U.S. Billboard Hot 100

The song would be included in his debut album, Patsy Cline (Decca 1957) released on August 5, 1957, the song sold more than a million copies and is often included in the authorized lists of the best songs of all time in country music.

Lp cover Patsy Cline ( Decca 1957 )
Lp cover Patsy Cline ( Decca 1957 )

Alan Block and Donn Hecht wrote the song in 1954, a few years before Cline recorded it. Hecht liked Cline’s voice and realized that his voice was better suited to pop music. The first one Cline listening the song, he did not like it, Hecht reached an agreement with her. The commitment was that Cline would record it as long as he could record “The roses of a poor man (Or the gold of a rich man)”, a song that she preferred. “Walkin ‘After Midnight” was recorded at the Bradley Film and Recording Studios on November 8, 1956, and was produced by Paul Cohen, along with “A Poor Man’s Roses”, “The Heart You Break can be yours”, and ” Pick me up on your way down. “The members who participated in the recording, it was the best of Nashville at that time, most had been in the recording sessions on RCA Victor and Decca Records. Among the musicians were Harold Bradley, Grady Martin and Bob Moore, who would later play on Cline’s latest albums in the early 1960s. Don Helms, before the band of Hank Williams, Drifting Cowboys, played the steel guitar.

Cd cover Trute album ( MCA 2003 )
Cd cover Trute album ( MCA 2003 )

Versiones :

Faye Tucker 1963 ( Time Records )
Goldie Hill 1964 ( Decca )
Heather McKean 1974 ( Universal Summit )
Loretta Lynn 1977 ( MCA )
Wanda Jackson 1982 ( K-Tel )
Garth Brooks 1992 ( Liberty Records )
Terri Clark 2003 ( MCA )
Cyndi Lauper 2016 ( Sire Records )

and many more ……...

Patsy Cline – Walkin’ After Midnight Lyrics

I go out walkin’ after midnight
Out in the moonlight, just like we used to do
I’m always walkin’ after midnight
Searchin’ for you

I walk for miles along the highway
Well, that’s just my way of sayin’ I love you
I’m always walkin’ after midnight
Searchin’ for you

I stop to see a weepin’ willow
Cryin’ on his pillow
Maybe he’s cryin’ for me
And as the skies turn gloomy
Night winds whisper to me
I’m lonesome as I can be

I go out walkin’ after midnight
Out in the starlight, just hoping you may be
Somewhere a-walkin’ after midnight
Searchin’ for me

I stop to see a weepin’ willow
Cryin’ on his pillow
Maybe he’s cryin’ for me
And as the skies turn gloomy
Night winds whisper to me
I’m lonesome as I can be

I go out walkin’ after midnight
Out in the starlight, just hoping you may be
Somewhere a-walkin’ after midnight
Searchin’ for me

Single Patsy Cline ( Decca 1957 )
Single Patsy Cline ( Decca 1957 )

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