Willie Nelson - Mr. Record Man Lyrics




Mr. Record Man I'm looking for a song I heard today
There was someone blue singing not someone who went away
Just like me his heart was yearning for a love that used to be
It's a lonely song about a lonely man like me
There was something bout a love that didn't treat him right
And he'd wake from troubled sleep and cry her name at night
Mr Record Man get this record for me won't you please
It's a lonely song about a lonely man like me

[piano]

I was driving down the highway with the radio turned on
And a man that I heard singing sound so blue and all alone
As I listen to his lonely song I wonder could it be
Could there somewhere be another lonely man like me
There was something bout a love...





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Willie Nelson Mr. Record Man Comments
  1. Preliminimal

    great song, first time I've heard it today , thanks for post. I'll try to find a vinyl version

  2. Jimmie Allen

    This song kept me from losing my mind after my divorce.

  3. Jewel Dotson

    Heard this many mornings while driving to work back when it first came out, loved it love it all these many years later, Willie is the greatest

  4. CJ carp

    I am a big Nelson Fan obviously if I'm here but His Style always confused me. He seems to just sing with every new chord then stop till the new chord comes so it almost sounds like he's talking

  5. T4TEXASTOM JOHNNYCAT

    In the 1960s, my family & I raced horses & went rodeos all over East & Central Texas. This song by Willie AND the other songs on this LP plus many other Willie songs were ALWAYS blaring over the rodeo & horsetrack speakers. What a great writer & absolute splendid guitarist he is.

  6. Ronald Montano

    THANK YOU WILLIE FOR OVER 60 YEARS

  7. patentpumps

    A  No. 31  in Music Vendor(later Record World) on the country chart  January/February 1962.  His first charted  single.

  8. TheGearhead222

    NOW I understand why people love Willie:)-John in Austin:)

  9. rondell gunn

    First heard this on his " Willie Nelson Live At Panther Hall Ballroom ". Wish I could find that album again.

    ED's old opinion

    I gotta get drunk is song 1 side 1

    T4TEXASTOM JOHNNYCAT

    rondell gunn

    I too, have & love that live L.P..
    Surely it's on CD ?

  10. Kelly Mercuri-Behr

    Okay, so I love Willie. Grew up listening to him because my mom loved his music. So I have an album, yep an LP from RCA Victor of mom's of Willie playing Live at Panther Hall in 1966 in Fort Worth, Texas. This album contains Mr. Record Man, Hello Walls, One Day at a Time, Half a Man, etc raw Willie with his guitar and no doo-op, she-bop back ground noise and clinking piano. This album has never been released as a CD. This in my opinion is the best of Willie. I treasure this album that is about as old as I am.

    T4TEXASTOM JOHNNYCAT

    Kelly Mercuri-Behr

    I have that live album too. Great, ain't it.👍🤠

  11. Terry Meade

    Willie's best song.

  12. Philip Duncan

    lord what a pretty one by Willie

  13. J. B. Hogan

    This is absolutely one of Willie's greatest records. Every song is outstanding.

  14. girg gummi

    the anthem to my quiet spring break, where I couldn't figure out if a boy wanted to be seriously involved with me. I was in love with him, but I'm sure I was just one of many.

  15. Toots C

    I got this record in my Dad's collection when he passed away. What a classic, the song & my Dad.

  16. John Pinney

    What a song... Reminds me of one of my first hunts with my dad, grandpa mike, uncle neil and uncle brian. We listened to this whole album basically on repeat all weekend. Shooting dove drinking beer and listeing to some good old outlaw old school country

  17. Lemmy Cash

    How on earth could one person not like this song much less 5 must be Luke Bryan fans

    John Pinney

    Luke Brian is a joker brother

  18. stevespacek1

    I was back In Texas on Dec. 22 before Xmas--A cold yet totally beautiful sunny day with no clouds. I was driving my rental car south on I-45 between Dallas and Houston and a local radio station suddenly blared this song, which beat complemented going up and down the hills at 65mph while seeing alternating grazing land and east Texas pines lining the route.

    John Pinney

    Yes sir. I have some strong nostalgia to this ol track as well.

  19. tim h

    THe is one of Willie's greatest albums even if he didnt like the production in nasheville. he rises above any flaws or corporate nonsense!Hope he lives forever.

  20. Kent Teffeteller

    A favorite LP of mine. All tracks great.

  21. trishadamson

    love that piano!

  22. Shirley Bell

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  23. UNKAGLEN

    This is crack for a soul that craves country in the purest form...

  24. Stan Gunn

    MY DAD WAS ALSO A MEMBER OF THE GRAND OLD OPRY AND WHILE DOING AN ALL NIGHT D.J. SHOW IN SPRINGFIELD ,IL. HE SHARED HIS LOVE FOR ONE OF THE GREATEST SONGWRITERS TO EVER WRITE A SONG .
    MR WILLIE NELSON 

  25. Donald Matson

    All about car radio rock and roll

  26. KATHERINE MARLOW

    MR. RECORD MAN BROUGHT WILLIE NELSON INTO MY LIFE. AT THE AGE OF 19 YRS. THIS SONG WAS ME! LONELY GIRL LIKE ME...

  27. kingbushwickthe33rd

    Freakin'A Dude!!

  28. kingbushwickthe33rd

    To each their own,but Kris Kristofferson handed Toby his ass on a silver platter ten years ago backstage at Willie's 70th Birthday!1

  29. vickeybird

    Thanks for uploading this, I've been searching for this for years!

  30. kingbushwickthe33rd

    Nobody sings em'or writes em'like Ol'Willie!!

  31. Ed Netherton

    For the ones of who grew up listening to Willie, this music is just sweet to hear. No doubt an Icon in American Music history.

  32. kingbushwickthe33rd

    Sorry,but Toby Keith's nothin'but a Nashvegas Pussy Hat Act!!

  33. kingbushwickthe33rd

    Both Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson sereved in the USAF during the Korean War.
    Kinda gives a new meaning to their recruiting slogan"Aim High"!!
    Rim Shot!!

  34. kingbushwickthe33rd

    "It's a Lonely Song About a Lonely Man Like Me."
    -Classic!!

  35. ANNA MERRELL

    I love this one also. Keep on singing, Willie!

  36. webbjr37

    Some of Willies best work was songs like this and Healing Hands Of Time, Was way ahead of Nashville at the time

  37. kingbushwickthe33rd

    The Red Headed Stranger hisself-Ol'Willie Hugh Nelson.
    Great singer and songwriter.
    Wish Country Stations played more Willie and less Tim McGraw and Toby Keith!!

  38. Daniel Nunn

    track 6 actually by the looks of the record cover???