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Possible strum, particularly if you use a low G string:
< thumb plucks 3rd string on beat 1 and 4th string on beat 3 >
| T3 D u T4 D u |
| 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + |
"Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain" was first recorded in 1945 by Roy Acuff (UNISSUED) but the first Commercial Recording was 21 May 21, 1946, by Elton Britt which was released in February 1947. Then Roy Acuff recorded again on January 1947 and that version was released August 1947.
The song has been covered by many artists since, including Hank Williams Sr., Johnny Russell, Elvis Presley, Hank Snow, and Charley Pride. Most notably, the song was recorded by Willie Nelson as part of his 1975 album Red Headed Stranger. Both the song and album became iconic in country music history, and revived Nelson's success as a singer and recording artist. In October 1975, the song became Nelson's first No. 1 hit as a singer, and at year's end, was the third-biggest song of 1975 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. In addition, the song gained modest airplay on Top 40 radio, reaching No. 21 on the Billboard Hot 100.