Hank Snow Songs of Tragedy


Songs of Tragedy is a follow-up to Hank Snow’s much earlier RCA release, When Tragedy Struck, and continues Snow’s homage to those who have endured life’s heavy blows, focusing on prisoners praying for redemption and war-weary soldiers. The album’s sound is more akin to easy listening than traditional country. Produced by Chet Atkins at “Nashville Sound Studio,” it combines soft instrumentation, woozy backing vocals, and acoustic strumming behind Snow’s marvelous voice. The songs themselves are less memorable than the album cover that features a full-size picture of hangman’s noose.

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  1. The Prisoner’s Song
  2. The Color Song
  3. The Answer To Little Blossom
  4. There’s A Star Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere
  5. Walking The Last Mile
  6. Old Rover
  7. The Prisoner’s Dream
  8. Put Your Arms Around Me
  9. Your Little  Band of Gold
  10. Rocking Alone In An Old Rocking Chair
  11. Mother I Thank You For The Bible You Gave Me
  12. Little Joe
  13. The Letter Edged in Black
  14. Old Shep
  15. Prisoner’s Prayer
  16. A Drunkard’s Child
  17. Don’t Make Me Go To Bed & I’ll Be Good
  18. The Convict and The Rose
  19. Put My Little Shoes Away
  20. Little Buddy
  21. There’s A Box Of Pine On The
  22. Nobody’s Child
  23. I’m Just Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail
  24. I’ve Cried A Mile
  25. The Runt