My Bucket’s Got A Hole In It06 Dec 2012, by A SONG A DAY in
Hank Williams was born in Alabama, and when he was young he met a black street performer by the name of Rufus Payne, who taught Hank guitar. Rufus had a huge influence on Hank. A teenage Hank put together the Drifting Cowboys to play live on the radio. At 23, he met Nashville music publisher Fred Rose, and recorded the tune “Move It On Over”, and the rest is history.
There have been many different lyrics used on this song over the years. Ricky Nelson has a rockin’ version of this song, and he changed the lyric from “I can’t buy no beer” to “I don’t work no more”. There’s a great jazz version out there by Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis. The rhythm section are my bandmates in Rancid–Matt and Branden, and this is our take on it.
Ryan Foltz-BG Vocals