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Hank Williams Lyric Notebook, c. 1947

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Main Exhibit Hall - Roots of Rock, Country, Folk and Bluegrass With his astute eye for the misery of love, the joy of life, the passion of the rapture and the sins of the flesh, all told in a two-and-a-half-minute song, Hank Williams became one of the greatest songwriters in American history. This notebook contains songs written by Williams at the outset of his brief career, including “I Can’t Get You Off My Mind” and “Message to My Mother.”