It's Four in the Morning

Faron Young

About It's Four in the Morning

"It's Four in the Morning" (also known as "Four in the Morning") is a song made famous by country music singer Faron Young. Released in 1971, the song was his first No. 1 hit single on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart since 1961's "Hello Walls." The song was written by Jerry Chesnut. The song was the title track to his 1971 album and became one of his best-known hits. It was also a major smash in the UK, somewhat rare for a country song, peaking at No. 3 in the UK Singles Chart in September 1972 , as well as charting in the Top Ten (#9) in Australia, during late August 1972. Its pop-crossover impact at home was far more minor, barely scraping the bottom of the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 92 (it was Young's last appearance on the Hot 100). It sold over 500,000 copies in the UK, and 750,000 in North America by early 1973, earning Young a gold disc awarded by the RIAA."It's Four in the Morning" has also sealed a place in country music history. A live performance video clip of Young singing the song was the first music video to air on CMT when the cable television channel first launched on March 5, 1983 as CMTV. 


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It's four in the morning and once more the dawning
Just woke up the wanting in me
Wishing I'd never met her, knowing if I'd forget her
How much better off she would be

The longer I hold on and the longer this goes on
The harder that it's gonna be
But it's four in the morning and once more the dawning
Just woke up the wanting in me

I've never deserved her, God knows when I hurt her
That's the last thing that I want to do
She tries but she can't tell how she feels 
But I know too well what she's going through

If I love her so much, I don't know why I can't do
The right thing and just let her be
But it's four in the morning and once more the dawning
Just woke up the wanting in me

Last night, I told her this time it's all over 
Making ten times I've told her goodbye
Last night we broke up, this morning I woke up
And for the tenth time I'm changing my mind
I saw more love in her eyes when I left her
Than most foolish men will ever see
And it's four in the morning and once more the dawning
Just woke up the wanting in me
It's four in the morning and once more the dawning
Just woke up the wanting in me

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Faron Young

Faron Young (February 25, 1932 – December 10, 1996) was an American country music singer and songwriter from the early 1950s into the mid-1980s and one of its most successful and colorful stars. Hits including "If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin')" and "Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young" marked him as a honky-tonk singer in sound and personal style; and his chart-topping singles "Hello Walls" and "It's Four in the Morning" showed his versatility as a vocalist. Known as the Hillbilly Heartthrob, and following a movie role, the Young Sheriff, Young's singles reliably charted for more than 30 years. He committed suicide in 1996. Young is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. more »

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Facts about "It's Four in the Morning" by Faron Young
1. Country Classic: "It's Four in the Morning" is a crucial contribution to classic country music. Faron Young, a country icon, recorded the song in 1971. 2. Chart Topper: The song was a significant commercial success. It ranked number 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles chart and also enjoyed noteworthy rankings in charts across different countries. 3. Written by Jerry Chesnut: The highly captivating lyrics of "It's Four in the Morning" were penned by Jerry Chesnut, an accomplished songwriter. 4. Cover Versions: Over the years, the song has been covered by various artists such as Tom Jones and Don McLean, effectively crossing the genre borders.
Facts about "Hello Walls" by Faron Young
1. Successful Songwriter Debut: The song, "Hello Walls," helped Willie Nelson mark his successful debut as a songwriter when it was recorded by Faron Young in 1961. 2. Record-Breaking: The song took the number 1 spot on the Billboard country charts for nine weeks, becoming Young's most successful single. 3. Cross-Genre Success: "Hello Walls" made its mark across other music genres as well, peaking at number 12 on the Pop charts. 4. Inspiring Line: The song's catchy phrase "Hello, Walls" has inspired many subsequent musicians, and the phrase is often referred to in popular culture. 5. Grammy Nominee: "Hello Walls" was not only a commercial triumph but a critical success as well. The song received a nomination for the 1962 Grammy Awards.

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