Lyricists I Like Vol 1: Tom T. Hall

Is it wrong? I think he’s a great lyricist. If Bono ever wrote lyrics half as good as those in a Tom T. Hall song, he’d have to throw himself off the highest tower block he’d been developing.

Here, he explains why he likes beer:

A medley of his, performed with Johnny Cash:

Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to find a rendition of ‘Who’s gonna feed them hogs’, perhaps his finest moment.

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2 Responses to “Lyricists I Like Vol 1: Tom T. Hall”


  1. 1 lolarusa December 14, 2007 at 12:46 am

    Hear hear!

    Is there any refrain more lovely than “old dogs and children and watermelon wine”?

  2. 2 Hugh Green December 15, 2007 at 11:06 pm

    I am also very fond of Ravishing Ruby.


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