May 28

“Come Early Morning”: One Of Don Williams’ Greatest Singles


Don Williams

For a song to be appreciated, it should have a story and a special content. Also, the melody should be catchy or it can touch one’s heart, but it doesn’t have to be placed at the No.1 spot. Despite not reaching the peak to the country chart, the song still sounds great especially if it is patched with the voice of the “Gentle Giant” Don Williams. This particular song is called “Come Early Morning.”

In the entire career of Williams, he has placed a total of 17 No.1 songs on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Also, he has recorded more than 40 songs. The other singles might not place on top, but they are still worth listening to.

Come Early Morning…

Bob McDill was the songwriter behind “Come Early Morning.” He was the person behind all the “Gentle Giant’s” singles. Moreover, “Come Early Morning” is part of Williams’ album “Volume One.” It was released in 1974. Unfortunately, the song reached No.12 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

The Lyrics…

I’ve been walking, walking in the moonlight

Tripping in the starlight, Lord and I’m feeling down

Walking in the shadows, sneaking down a side road

Come early morning I’ll be there on the edge of town

I was a thinking, thinking about a good thing

Thinking bout a sweet dream, in my honey’s eyes

And I was a sinking’, feeling kind of lonesome

Come early morning I’ll be home at my honey’s side

I have drifted up across the mountain

And I have stumbled down the other side

I’ve been tempted, tried and troubled

Come early morning I’ll be home and satisfied

She give me little loving, gives me little sunshine

Makes me have a good time, Lord when I’m feeling’ blue

I couldn’t refuse her, well I couldn’t misuse her

Come early morning I’ll be home with my honeydew

Don Williams…

Don Williams was known as the “Gentle Giant” of Country Music. Yes, it’s because of his height and warm, smooth bass-baritone voice, and soft tones. Throughout his career, every song he released hit the country charts. Each of his greatest hits has its fascinating stories.

Don Ray Williams was born on May 27, 1939, in Floydada, Texas. Williams grew up in Portland, Texas and graduated from Gregory-Portland High School in 1958.

Furthermore, his mother taught him to play the guitar at the age of twelve. Also, he performed and played in a variety of country, rockabilly, folk, and rock & roll bands as a teenager. Before joining “The Pozo Seco Singers” which had six pop chart hits in 1966 to 1967, he was first a member of the “Strangers Two” with Lofton Kline. All the groups he joined had successful hits. After the group disbanded, Williams went back to Texas to sell furniture at his father’s store.

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