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YOU CAN PLAY ALONG WITH THE 1ST VIDEO IN GCEA TUNING IF YOU PUT YOUR CAPO ON THE 3RD FRET! The 2nd video is in the same key as the songsheet but is shortened and has different lyrics since it's done as a duet. Thanks to Richard Davis for the suggestion!
Released in 1958, "Oh Lonesome Me" topped the country chart for eight non-consecutive weeks. On what became the Billboard Hot 100, it peaked at No. 7. It was Gibson's only Top 10 hit on the pop chart. Its B-side was "I Can't Stop Loving You", which peaked at No. 7 on the C&W Jockey charts and became a standard song about unrequited love. The vocal backings on both songs were provided by the Jordanaires. Lots of other covers of this song including by The Kentucky Headhunters in 1990. Their version went to number 8, which was the band's highest-peaking single.