October 24

Hank Locklin’s Most Successful Recording “Please Help Me, I’m Falling”


Hank Locklin was one of the most successful country artists of his time. He was considered to be one of the pioneers of Honky-tonk music. He has also been a member of the Grand Ole Opry for 50 years, proving that he is a well-respected artist in the industry.

Along with his hits “Send Me the Pillow You Dream On” and “Geisha Girl,” “Please Help Me I’m Falling” became the third biggest song from the country singer.

Hank Locklin Sings the Blues

The song spent 14 weeks at the top spot making it Hank Locklin‘s most successful hit. It is a song written by Don Robertson and Hal Blair in the ’60s and was first recorded by Hank himself. The track became a crossover hit charting at No. 8 on the Hot 100 charts. It was also covered by various artists such as Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, and Loretta Lynn. Patty Loveless was the last to do a cover of the song under her album Sleepless Nights. 

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Lyrics Breakdown

I belong to another
Whose arms have grown cold

This Hank Locklin track tells a story of a man trying to avoid the temptation in front of him. He belongs to another person yet he is falling for someone. There’s a lot of songs that suggest infidelity but this is almost a wholesome version of it. The man tries his best not to entertain his lover because he knows that it is wrong.

One major reason why he fell in love with someone was that he grew tired of the cold treatment from his partner. What they should have done is talk it out to decide if they still want to continue the relationship. If they both agree that the relationship ain’t working anymore, then he is free to pursue the one that he really loves.

Listen to this Hank Locklin Classic here:


Hank Locklin, Please Help Me I'm Falling

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