Hank Locklin + Send Me The Pillow You Dream On


Riley Johnson


April 1, 2024


April 1, 2024


April 1, 2024

In 1957, country legend Hank Locklin released “Send Me The Pillow You Dream On,” a song many could relate to.

The single landed a spot on big music charts like the US Billboard – C&W Best Sellers in Stores charts, where it peaked at no. 7. It has also landed the no. 5 spot on the US Billboard- Most Played C&W by Jockeys charts and no. 77 on the US Billboard Top 100 Sides. 

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It became such a hit that many artists decided to release their versions of the song. It was even regarded as the main standard of the Nashville sound that many rising artists of today have come to use as a reference in producing their music. 

Hank Locklin wrote and recorded this song in 1949. But, since the song didn’t make the charts during its first release, Locklin decided to improve it and eventually released an upgraded version in 1957. 

Let’s now dive into the soulful meaning behind Hank Locklin’s top hit song, “Send Me The Pillow You Dream On.”

Meaning Behind the Song

Written by Hank Locklin himself, “Send Me The Pillow You Dream On” is a song about a man longing for his ex-girlfriend, whom he misses the most. Since he badly wants to get back together, he continuously writes letters to her, hoping they can still mend things and eventually reconcile. 

Unfortunately, no matter how much he tried, he didn’t hear a word from her. Because of this, he eventually gave up trying and continued living his life. 

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Moving on can be a challenge. But embracing the change and accepting that there is more to life than love can help us break free from the chains of the past. 

To help you with your moving-on journey, listen to Hank Locklin’s original hit song “Send Me The Pillow You Dream On” below. 


Hank Locklin



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