eigentlich Hiram Williams, 17.9. 1923 Georgiana (Alabama) 1.1. 1953 (während einer Autofahrt)
matter how I struggle and strive, I'll never get out of this world
Hank Williams & The Drifting Cowboys "I'll Never Get out of This World Alive" (Hank Williams - Fred Rose)
Nashville, 13.6.1952; MGM 11366
Wird in Haddon Klingberg. When Life Calls Out to Us: The Love and Lifework of Viktor and Elly Frankl erwähnt.
I'll Never Get out of This World Alive "eventually appeared as a single in late 1952, coupled with the steadfast I Could Never Be Ashamed of You. I'll Never Get out of This World Alive was climbing the country charts just as Hank's limousine was carrying him to the ill-fated Ohio performance on New Years's Day. On January 24, 1953 when news of Hank's death had finally settled in, I'll Never Get out of This World Alive finally displaced Jambalaya as the No. 1 song on the country charts. The lyric, co-written by Fred Rose, contains a sardonic chain of rural woes that summed up Hank's "nothin's gonna be all right, no how" philosophy. However, knowing that Hank had barely six months to live when he recorded the song makes it hard to avoid the irony in the title."
CD Booklet, Hank Williams Volume VII