Who Sang Goodbye Old Pal? Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys

Release information
Release Date: 1958-7
length: 2:06
producer: Paul Cohen
fiddle: Dale Potter, Joe Stuart and Gordon Terry
banjo: Don Stover
double bass: Bessie Lee Mauldin
guitar: Leslie Sandy
lead vocals: Bill Monroe
mandolin: Bill Monroe
Lyrics
Along about round-up time
In Texas way out West
I lost a friend and a pal, boys
I laid him down to rest

I weeped and moaned over his grave
And to me boys it was sad
'Cause I knew down beneath that mound
Lay the best pal I ever had

Oh de lady a, de oh lady oh, de ladie
My best pal was my old paint horse
And now he's gone to rest
I laid him down beneath that mound

In Texas away out West
Where the cactus blooms over his grave
And the coyotes cry
I know he sleeps in perfect peace

Beneath the Texas sky
Dear old pal it breaks my heart
To leave you here alone
Now I'll go and ride the range

On the Texas roan
But my love for you, old pal
It shall linger on
I will always think of you

Although you're dead and gone

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Cry, Cry Darling
  • 2 Roane County Prison
  • 3 Goodbye Old Pal
  • 4 Out in the Cold World
  • 5 A Good Woman's Love
  • 6 In Despair
  • 7 Come Back to Me in My Dreams
  • 8 Lonesome Road to Travel
  • 9 Sally Joe
  • 10 Brand New Shoes
  • 11 Molly and Tenbrooks
  • 12 I'm Sitting on Top of the World

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