The Booth Brothers Perform 'I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry'

The Booth Brothers Perform 'I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry'

The Booth Brothers share a beautiful performance of the popular song ‘I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry’ at Gaither Studios in Alexandria, IN.


The melodic harmonies that the Booth Brothers sing during this melancholy ballad absolutely capture their audience. The lyrics of the song really pull listeners in with the very poetic imagery in the lines.

“Hear that lonesome whippoorwill
He sounds too blue to fly
The midnight train is whining low
I'm so lonesome I could cry

I've never seen a night so long
When time goes crawling by
The moon just went behind the clouds
To hide its face and cry

Did you ever see a robin weep
When leaves begin to die
That means he's lost the will to live
I'm so lonesome I could cry”

‘I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry’ was originally recorded by country singer Hank Williams 1949, and has been covered by a wide variety of musicians since then. In the song, Williams expresses his deep sadness through simple words and common imagery. This makes the song even more powerful and emotional and one that has remained popular throughout the years. The Booth Brothers really did an amazing job singing this timeless tune.

Back in the 1950s, the southern gospel group, the Booth Brothers, was formed by Ron Booth, Sr. He teamed up with his brothers Charles, James, and Wallace to form the group after they moved to Detroit. They performed together for many years, but in 1963, Ron chose to disband the group when he decided to join another band.

It wasn’t until 1990 when Ron’s youngest son, Michael, decided to revive the group with his father and brother, Ronnie. Eight years later, Ron retired and Joseph Smith joined the group. He was later replaced by Jim Brady, and he was replaced by Paul Lancaster in 2014.

The Booth Brothers are still performing and recording songs today, and it’s great to see them doing such a wonderful job singing classic songs from years ago.