I'm Moving On (Hank Snow song)

I'm Moving On (Hank Snow Song)

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"I'm Moving On" is a 1950 country standard written by Hank Snow. The song, a 12-bar blues, reached #1 on the Billboard country singles chart and stayed there for 21 weeks, tying the record.Joel Whitburn, Joel Whitburn's Top Country Songs 1944 to 2005, Record Research, 2005 It was the first of seven number-one Billboard country hits Snow scored throughout his career on that chart.

The song has four bars of verse followed by eight bars of chorus with the final lines referring back to the verse:

That big eight-wheeler rollin' down the track
Means your true-lovin' daddy ain't comin' back
I'm movin' on, I'll soon be gone
You were flyin' too high for my little old sky so I'm movin' on

"I'm Moving On" is one of three songs in the history of the Billboard country charts to spend 21 weeks at #1, the others being 1947's "I'll Hold You in My Heart (Till I Can Hold You in My Arms)" by Eddy Arnold and 1955's "In the Jailhouse Now" by Webb Pierce. It spent 44 weeks in Billboard's top 10.

Cover versions

While Hank Snow's version was still on the charts, hillbilly comedians Lonzo and Oscar released a parody version:

I let a man work on my car
Till he grabbed aholt of the sparkplug wire
He's movin' on, he'll soon be gone
He turned it loose when he felt the juice, he's moving on

Ray Charles

The song was famously covered in 1959 by Ray Charles, whose version...
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