Who Sang Close By? Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys

Release information
Release Date: 1964-3
length: 2:31
producer: Paul Cohen
double bass: Ernie Newton
fiddle: Charlie Cline, Merle "Red" Taylor and Gordon Terry
guitar: Edd Mayfield
lead vocals: Bill Monroe
mandolin: Bill Monroe
banjo: Jim Smoak
Lyrics
You've gone so far away, my darling
Each time I think of you I cry
I press your picture to my bosom
Then I feel that you're close by

Years have passed you've not returned dear
Now they say that you have died
But your soul will live forever
Now I know you'll be close by

I saw you last while you were leaving
The tears from you I tried to hide
You took me in your arms and said dear
Your memory I keep close by

They buried you in a lonely graveyard
And a spot they left beside
There I'll sleep 'till Jesus calls us
So that we can be close by

Tracklist
Vinyl 1
  • 1 I'm on My Way to the Old Home
  • 2 The Sailor's Plea
  • 3 When the Cactus Is in Bloom
  • 4 The Little Girl and the Dreadful Snake
  • 5 Peach Pickin' Time in Georgia
  • 6 Used to Be
  • 7 Out in the Cold World
  • 8 Close By
  • 9 New John Henry Blues
  • 10 A Lonesome Road (To Travel)
  • 11 When the Phone Rang
  • 12 No One but My Darlin'

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