Turn Back the Years: The Essential Hank Williams Collection

Hank Williams

Initial release : 2005

Mercury Nashville

A 3 CD collection of tracks recorded between 1946 and 1952.


  • Honky Tonkin' (Williams)
  • Rockin' Chair Money (Carlisle / Glosson)
  • I'm a Long Gone Daddy (Williams)
  • I've Been Down That Road Before (Williams)
  • Moanin' the Blues (Williams)
  • (I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle (Davis / Williams)
  • Rootie Tootie (Rose)
  • You Better Keep It on Your Mind (McAlpin / Williams)
  • Settin' the Woods on Fire (Nelson / Rose)
  • Wearin' Out Your Walkin' Shoes (Williams)
  • Too Many Parties and Too Many Pals (Dixon / Henderson / Rose)
  • Ramblin' Man (Williams)
  • Tennessee Border (Work)
  • Howlin' at the Moon (Williams)
  • Move It on Over (Williams)
  • Hey, Good Lookin' (Williams)
  • Leave Me Alone with the Blues (Pope)
  • Lost Highway (Payne)
  • There's a Tear in My Beer (Williams)
  • Honky Tonk Blues (Williams)
  • Lovesick Blues (Irving / Mills)
  • Wedding Bells (Boone)
  • A Mansion on the Hill (Rose / Williams)
  • I'm Free at Last (Tubb)
  • My Love for You (Has Turned to Hate) (Williams)
  • Your Cheatin' Heart (Williams)
  • First Year Blues (Tubb)
  • On the Banks of the Old Pontchartrain (Vincent / Williams)
  • May You Never Be Alone (Williams)
  • A House Without Love (Williams)
  • They'll Never Take Her Love from Me (Williams)
  • I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry (Williams)
  • Let's Turn Back the Years (Williams)
  • I'm So Tired of It All (Williams)
  • Cold, Cold Heart (Williams)
  • Weary Blues from Waiting (Williams)
  • You Win Again (Williams)
  • Fool About You (Hutcheson)
  • Please Make Up Your Mind (Williams)
  • I Can't Escape from You (Williams)
  • I Saw the Light (Williams)
  • Thy Burderns Are Greater Than Mine (King / Stewart)
  • Calling You (Williams)
  • Wealth Won't Save Your Soul (Williams)
  • The Pale Horse and His Rider (Bailes / Staggs)
  • Beyond the Sunset (Brock / Brock / Roswell)
  • Are You Walkin' and a Talkin' for the Lord? (Williams)
  • Let the Spirit Descend (Purdom)
  • The Battle of Armageddon (McLeod)
  • Alone and Forsaken (Williams)
  • Drifting Too Far from the Shore (Moody)
  • A House of Gold (Williams)
  • Where the Soul of Man Never Dies (Public Domain)
  • How Can You Refuse Him Now? (Williams)
  • A Tramp on the Street (Code / Cole)
  • Lost on the River (Williams)
  • When God Dips His Love in My Heart (Derricks)
  • 'Neath a Cold Gray Tomb of Stone (Foree / Williams)
  • I'll Have a New Body (I'll Have a New Life) (Williams)
  • Angel of Death (Williams)
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