Wednesday, December 5, 2007

What if Hank Williams Were Jewish?

He may have written this:


Justin Murphy said...

His birth name was Hiram King Williams. Also, even though he was raised Baptist and made a lot gospel recordings, who's to say he did not have Jewish heritage?

Another thing the nickname Bocephus that he gave to an infant Hank Jr. was said to be from Rodney Brasfield's dummy. However, there there is Jewish name Josephus. Is it possible Bocephus could have been a Southern variation or mispronunciation of such a name?

The background image on this page is a Hebrew translation of the verse from Bob Dylan's song  It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding), from which the title of this blog is taken. Translation courtesy of Yoram Aharon of Hod-HaSharon's page--found via YudelLine-- which has many Dylan lyrics in Hebrew.