Song written by Willie Nelson, was recorded for the first time by Faron Young on January 7, 1960, for the capitol label, with the production of Ken Nelson & Marvin Hughes, was released in March 1961. On May 8, 1961, it would arrive to number # 1 on US lists Billboard Hot C & W Sides, remained for nine consecutive weeks in number one. It would be the fourth number one of Faron’s career.
The song was included in Faron Young’s fifth studio album, Hello Walls (Capitol 1961).
Hello Walls, it became all aspects, in the biggest success of Faron Young’s career. It also established songwriter willie nelson as the premier country tunesmiths of his generation. Acording to Willie, the song was inspired by the walls of the garage out back of his publishing company’s. Sorta makes you wonder if walls can not talk after all.
Willie also recorded the song for his debut album, … And Then I Wrote (Liberty Records 1962). Released in September 1962, with the production of Joe Allison.
In 1985 Willie and Faron, recorded to duo Hello Walls, for the album, Funny How Time Slips Away (Columbia 1985).
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Faron Young sings – Hello Walls Lyrics
Hello walls (hello, hello), how’d things go for you today?
Don’t you miss her since she upped and walked away?
And I’ll bet you dread to spend another lonely night with me
But lonely walls, I’ll keep you company
Hello window (hello hello), well I see that you’re still here
Aren’t you lonely since our darling disappeared?
Well, look here is that a teardrop in the corner of your pane
Now don’t you try to tell me that it’s rain
She went away and left us all alone, the way she planned
Yes, we’ll have to learn to get along without her if we can
Hello ceiling (hello hello), I’m gonna stare at you a while
You know I can’t sleep, so won’t you bear with me awhile?
We must all stick together or else I’ll lose my mind
I’ve got a feeling she’ll be gone a long, long time