Who Sang Mother's Only Sleeping? Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys

Release information
Release Date: 1961-4
length: 3:18
producer: Art Satherly
mandolin: Bill Monroe
banjo: Earl Scruggs
double bass: Howard Watts
fiddle: Chubby Wise
guitar: Lester Flatt
lead vocals: Lester Flatt
tenor vocals: Bill Monroe
Lyrics
Well, I left my old home back in the mountains
For mother and father had both passed away
We followed our mother up to the graveyard
For mother wews called to Heaven that day

Mother's not dead, she's only a-sleeping
Just patiently waiting for Jesus to come
The birds will be singing while mother is sleeping
They will sing o're her as the grave sinks a-way

Oh, how we miss her round the old home place
Everything seems so lonesome since she went away
Mother is sleeping way back in the mountains
Yes, Mother is sleeping way back in the hills

Mother's not dead, she's only a-sleeping
Just patiently waiting for Jesus to come
The birds will be singing while mother is sleeping
They will sing o're her as the grave sinks a-way

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Rocky Road Blues
  • 2 Kentucky Waltz
  • 3 Footprints in the Snow
  • 4 Blue Moon of Kentucky
  • 5 Mother's Only Sleeping
  • 6 Blue Grass Stomp
  • 7 My Rose of Old Kentucky
  • 8 Blue Grass Breakdown
  • 9 Can't You Hear Me Callin'
  • 10 Girl in the Blue Velvet Band

  • Release information
    label: Harmony Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin