Who Sang You Were a Good Friend? Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers Gideon cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: David Ellingson, Kim Carnes
release date: 1980
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country
length: 3:56
lead vocals: Kenny Rogers
If I closed my eye-eyes
It did't hurt quite so ba-a-ad
'Cause tonight I just lo-o-ost
The best friend I ever ha-a-ad
You were a maveri-ick
Runnin' all away from New Orlea-eans
We'd tell stories 'round the campfire
Late at night when it was down
To just you and me-ee-ee

Good friend
Why did you have to go?
Just when I was gettin' to know you
I'll sing this song to show
You were a goo-ood friend
They don't make 'em quite like you
And in my memory you'll always be
A good good frie-iend to me

You said I got a home, boy-oy
Haven't seen it for so lo-o-ong
Said I'm goin' home, boy-oy
My work is done
I can feel it in my bo-o-ones

Good friend
Why did you have to go?
Just when I was gettin' to know you
I'll sing this song to show
You were a good friend
They don't make 'em quite like you
And in my memory you'll always be
A good good frie-iend to me

Good-good friend
Why did you have to go?
Just when I was gettin' to know you
I'll sing this song to show
You were a good friend
They don't make 'em quite like you
And in my memory you'll always be
A goo-ood friend to me
And in my memory you'll always be
A good good frie-iend - to me...



Tracklist
  • 1 Goin' Home to Rock
  • 2 Gideon Tanner
  • 3 No Good Texas Rounder
  • 4 Don't Fall in Love With a Dreamer
  • 5 The Buckeroos
  • 6 You Were a Good Friend
  • 7 Call Me Up (The Phone Is in the Cradle)
  • 8 These Chains
  • 9 Somebody Help Me
  • 10 One Place in the Night
  • 11 Sayin' Goodbye
  • 12 Goin' Home to Rock (reprise)