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Your Cheatin’ Heart is a song written and recorded in 1952 by country music singer and songwriter Hank Williams. However, the song was released after his death in 1953.

Your Cheatin’ Heart is considered one of the greatest songs of country music. The song is a slow ballad, telling an unfaithful lover of the guilt that she felt for cheating on the singer. The story goes that Williams was prompted to write the song when thinking about his first wife, Audrey Williams, while driving around with his second wife, Billie Jean Williams. She was supposed to have written down the lyrics for him in the passenger seat. When it was released it remained in the number one slot for country music for six weeks.

Rolling Stone ranked it #213 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. In 2003, Country Music Television ranked the song #5 in CMT’s 100 Greatest Songs in Country Music but gave it the #1 rating in the 40 Greatest Done Me Wrong (Cheatin’) Songs. Ray Charles, Patsy Cline, Elvis Presley, and Louis Armstrong are just a few who have recorded the song. Your Cheatin’ Heart was the title of the 1964 movie of Hank Williams life with George Hamilton playing the part of Williams.

It could have been the theme song for King Solomon. Solomon had everything imaginable working in his favor. At first, it seemed as if Solomon would gratefully follow God. He greatly pleased the Lord, and the Lord poured out blessings on this man like no one before or since then. Yet by the end of his reign, he had squandered away nearly every advantage.

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