basic information

release date 2001 Sept, 25
country of manufacture EU
label Lost Highway
catalog no. 170 239-2
format CD
note of registration P2001 UMG Recordings, Inc. ©2001 UMG Recordings, Inc.
recording Peter Cobbin at Nomis Rehearsal Studios, London
mixing Peter Cobbin at Abbey Road Studios, London
mastering n/a
production Mark Knopfler
credits Luke, Mary and Bonnie want to express their heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to the twelve Artists who lent their unique artistry to creating this album.


Mark Knopfler vocals [5], acoustic guitar [5], electric guitar [8]
Emmylou Harris vocals [5,8], acoustic guitar [8]
Guy Fletcher 5) acoustic guitar
Geraint Watkins piano [5], hammond B-3 organ [8]
Richard Bennett 5) electric guitar
Mike Henderson 5) mandolin
Glenn Worf 5) bass
Chad Cromwell 5) drums

tracks [CD]

5 lost on the river (3:00)
8 alone and forsaken (3:24)


5. lost on the river

lost on the river
(Hank Williams)

Lost on the river, dark is the night
Just like the blind, praying for sight
Drifting alone, heart filled with strife
I’m lost on the river, the river of life

Once, dear, I thought I knew the way
That was before old sad yesterday
Words that you told me cut like a knife
I’m lost on the river, the river of life

Out on this river where sorrow creeps
Thinking of you, and how my heart weeps
Tomorrow you’ll be another man’s wife
And I’m lost on the river, the river of life

©1949 Renewed 1978 Acuff-Rose Music, Inc.

8. alone and forsaken

alone and forsaken
(Hank Williams)

We met in the springtime when blossoms unfold
The pastures were green and the meadows were gold
Our love was in flower as summer grew on
Her love like the leaves now has withered and gone
The roses have faded, there’s frost at my door
The birds in the morning don’t sing anymore
The grass in the valley is starting to die
And out in the darkness the whippoorwills cry
Alone and forsaken by fate and by man
Oh, Lord, if you here me, please hold to my hand
Oh, please understand

Oh, where has she gone to, oh, where can she be
She may have forsaken some other like me
She promised to honor, to love and obey
Each vow was a plaything that she threw away

The darkness is falling, the sky has turned gray
A hound in the distance is starting to bay
I wonder, I wonder what she’s thinking of
Forsaken, forgotten without any love
Alone and forsaken by fate and by man
Oh, Lord, if you hear me, please hold to my hand
Oh. please understand

©1951 Renewed 1980 Acuff-Rose Music, Inc.


³ source: database by Wolf-Dieter Mattick

also available

cover year country of manufacture format label catalog no. notes of registration
2001 U.S.A. CD Lost Highway 088 170 239-2 P2001 + ©2001 UMG Recordings, Inc.


additional release of this album

Lost Highway : 10 year anniversary        
  • lp
  • promos
  • compilations
  • release date: 10.05.2011 • country of manufacture: USA • label: Lost Highway • catalog no.: B0015626-01 • note of registration: (P) & (C) 2011 UMG Recording, Inc.³
Hank Williams : timeless ; the original timeless        
2 LP CD        
# MRNR-02171-1 [U.S.] # MRNF 02153-2 [U.S.]        

Track alone and forsaken also available on


songbird : rare tracks & forgotten gems

release date:
2007 Oct, 5
country of manufacture: EU
label: Rhino
catalog no.: 8122 79969 0 1
format: 4 CD + 1 DVD BOX ³
note of registration: (P) + (C) 2007 Rhino Entertainment Company

4.4 alone and forsaken - remastered (3:32)
box (15 x 14 x 3 cm) contents 7 parts: 4 CD, 1 DVD, 2 booklets


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