Who Sang Highway of Sorrow? Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys

Release information
Release Date: 1966-8
length: 2:22
producer: Harry Silverstein
guitar: Joe Stuart
banjo: Joe Drumright
double bass: Bessie Lee Mauldin
fiddle: Benny Williams
lead vocals: Bill Monroe
mandolin: Bill Monroe
Lyrics
I once had a darling wife kind, true and sweet
Life was so bright and gay everything complete
But I fell for another who led my life astray
So I'll live in sorrow till my dying day

Down the highway of sorrow I'm traveling alone
I've lost all my true friends I've lost a happy home
I'm heading for destruction I'm on the wrong track
Down the highway of sorrow there's no turning back

I went back to my darling I got down on my knees
I begged her with tear rimmed eyes to give my poor heart ease
But she was hurt so deeply she could not forgive
So I'll live in sorrow as I long as I live

Tracklist
Vinyl 1
  • 1 My Little Georgia Rose
  • 2 Letter From My Darlin'
  • 3 Memories of Mother and Dad
  • 4 Highway of Sorrow
  • 5 On the Old Kentucky Shore
  • 6 On and On
  • 7 My Dying Bed
  • 8 Memories of You
  • 9 Whitehouse Blues
  • 10 Sugar Coated Love
  • 11 I'm Blue, I'm Lonesome
  • 12 When the Golden Leaves Begin to Fall

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