Sea of Heartbreak

Released 1961
Genre Country
Label RCA Victor
Writer(s) Paul Hampton, Hal David

“Sea of Heartbreak” is a song written by Paul Hampton and Hal David and recorded by Don Gibson in 1961. The song reached #2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.

The song has been covered by a number of artists, perhaps most famously by Johnny Cash. Cash’s daughter, Rosanne Cash, covered the song in 2009 as a duet with Bruce Springsteen on her album, The List. British pop group The Searchers recorded a version in 1964 for their album It’s The Searchers. The Everly Brothers covered the song on their 1967 album, The Hit Sound of the Everly Brothers. In 1982, Poco went to #35 in the USA on the Adult Contemporary chart with their version.