Hawkshaw Hawkins Guitar Chords

Hawkshaw Hawkins


Hawkshaw Hawkins is a country singer, guitarist, songwriter, and entertainer. A large man (6'6") with a deep singing voice, Hawkins was an immensely popular performer in country music for many years without the benefit of big record success. He started on radio, becoming a regular on WWVA's Wheeling Jamboree by 1946 and making his first records for the King label around that time. By 1953 he signed with RCA Victor and became a regular member of the Grand Ole Opry by 1955. Described as "the man with 11-and-a-half yards of personality," Hawkins was a warm and engaging performer both on stage and on records, able to pull off a wide variety of material from maudlin weepers to up-tempo novelties. His label-jumping from Columbia by the late '50s and back to King by the early '60s moved his material closer to commercial mainstream country, but his time in the spotlight ran out when he perished in the same plane crash as Cowboy Copas and Patsy Cline.

Hawkins (born Harold Franklin Hawkins, December 22, 1921; died March 5, 1963) was born and raised in Huntington, WV. His first foray into performing came at the age of 15, when he won a talent contest at a local radio station, WSAZ. Following his win, he began working at the station, eventually moving to WCHS in Charleston by the end of the '30s; at WCHS, he frequently sang with Clarence "Sherlock" Jack. During 1941, he traveled the United States with a revue. The following year, he joined the military, where he was stationed in the Phillippines; in Manila, he sang on the local army radio.

Following his discharge from the Army, Hawkins signed with King Records, releasing the minor hit -- and the song that would eventually become his signature tune -- "The Sunny Side of the Mountain." In addition to recording for King, he was a regular on WWVA's Wheeling Jamboree between 1946 and 1954. In 1948, he had his first hit single with "Pan American," which climbed into the country Top Ten. Over the next three years, he had four other Top Ten singles -- "Dog House Boogie" (1948), "I Love You a Thousand Ways" (1951), "I'm Waiting Just for You" (1951), and "Slow Poke" (1951). In 1953, he left King and signed with RCA, but he had no hits for the label. In 1955, Hawkins became a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

Hawkins joined Columbia's roster in 1959, releasing the number 15 single "Soldier's Joy" later that year. The following year, he married fellow country singer Jean Shepard, and they made their home on a farm outside of Nashville, where he bred horses. Hawkins re-signed to King in 1963, releasing "Lonesome 7-7203" as a comeback single early that spring. Though it became a number one hit, Hawkins didn't live to see it reach the top of the charts -- he tragically died in the same airplane crash that killed Cline and Copas on March 5, 1963. Shepard was pregnant with their child at the time of the crash; the child was a son, and he was named after his father.

Hawkins' recorded legacy was treated haphazardly in the three decades after his death, but in 1991, Bear Family released a comprehensive, multi-disc overview of his RCA and Columbia Records called Hawk. ~ Cub Koda, Rovi
Genres: country gospel, cowboy western, nashville sound, traditional country, western swing

Guitar Chords:

Are You Happy
Bad News Travels Fast
Big Ole Heartache
Caught In The Middle Of Two Hearts
Caught In The Middle Of Two Hearts (ver. 2)
Dog House Boogie
Girl Without A Name
Got You On My Mind
Guilty Of Dreaming
I Aint Going Honky Tonking Anymore
I Am Slowly Dying Of A Broken Heart
I Cant Seem To Say Goodbye
I Cant Tell My Broken Heart A Lie
I Dont Apologize For Loving You
If It Aint On The Menu
I Gotta Have You
I Hope Youre Crying Too
Ill Be Gone
Ill Get Even With You
Ill Take A Chance With You
I Love The Way You Say Goodnight
Im A Lone Wolf
Im A Rattlesnakin Daddy
Im Standing At The End Of My World
Im Waiting Just For You
I Suppose
It Would Be A Doggone Lie
Ive Got It Again
I Wanna Be Hugged To Death By You
I Wasted A Nickel Last Night
Kissing Your Picture Counting Tears
Ko Ko Mo I Love You So
Lonely Broken Heart
Lonesome 77203
Lonesome 7-7203
Love Died Tonight
Mean Old Bed Bug Blues
My Fate Is In Your Hands
Oh How I Cried
Pardon Me For Loving You
She Was Here
Somebody Lied
Some Of These Nights
Teardrops From My Eyes
Teardrops On Your Letter
Thank You For Thinking Of Me
Thats When Its Coming Home To You
The Long Way
The Mark Around My Finger
Theres A Teardrop In Your Eye
Twenty Miles From Shore
Wanted Someone To Love Me
When They Found The Atomic Power
Would You Like To Have A Broken Heart
Yesterdays Kisses
You Just Stood There