Who Sang Blue Ridge Mountain Blues? Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys

Release information
Release Date: 1963-6-8
length: 2:32
producer: Harry Silverstein
guitar: Frank Buchanan
banjo: Tony Ellis
double bass: Bessie Lee Mauldin
fiddle: Red Stanley and Benny Williams
lead vocals: Frank Buchanan
mandolin: Bill Monroe
tenor vocals: Bill Monroe
Lyrics
When I was young in my prime
I left my home in Caroline
Now all I do is sit and pine
For all the folks I left behind
I've got those blue ridge mountain blues
And I stand right there to say
My grip is packed to travel
And I'm scratching gravel
For that blue ridge far away

I'm gonna stay right by my Ma
I'm gonna do right by my Pa
Lay around the cabin door
No work on worry anymore
I've got those blue ridge mountain blues
What to see my old day tray
What to hunt the possum
Where the corn top blossom
On that blue ridge far away

I see a window with the light
I see two heads of snowy white
It seems I can hear them both recite
Where is my wondering boy tonight
I'm got those blue ridge mountain blues
And I stand right here to say
Every day I'm counting
Still I climb that mountain
Oh, that blue ridge far away

Tracklist
Vinyl 1
  • 1 Blue Ridge Mountain Blues
  • 2 Columbus Stockade Blues
  • 3 There Was Nothing We Could Do
  • 4 I Was Left on the Street
  • 5 Big Sandy River
  • 6 Cheap Love Affair
  • 7 How Will I Explain About You
  • 8 Foggy River
  • 9 Careless Love
  • 10 I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
  • 11 Baker's Breakdown
  • 12 When the Bees Are in the Hive

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