Who Sang I Am a Pilgrim? Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys

Release information
Release Date: 1958-8
length: 2:35
producer: Owen Bradley
guitar: Edd Mayfield
mandolin: Bill Monroe
tenor vocals: Edd Mayfield
double bass: Bessie Lee Mauldin
bass vocals: Culley Holt
baritone vocals: Kenny Baker
lead vocals: Bill Monroe
composer: Merle Travis
lyricist: Merle Travis
I am a pilgrim and a stranger
Traveling through this wearisome land
And I've got a home in that yonder city, good Lord
And it's not (good Lordy it's not) not made by hand

I got a mother, a sister and a brother
Who have gone to that sweet home
And I am determined to go and see them, good Lord
Over on (good Lordy over on) that distant shore

As I go down to that river Jordan
Just to bathe my weary soul
If I could touch but just the hem of His garment, good Lord
I believe (good Lordy I believe) that it would make me whole

Now when I'm dead, laying in my coffin
All of my friends all gather round
They can say that he's just laying there sleeping, good Lord
Sweet peace (Lordy sweet peace) his soul is found

Vinyl 1
  • 1 I Saw the Light
  • 2 I'll Meet You in the Morning
  • 3 Life's Railway to Heaven
  • 4 Lord, Lead Me On
  • 5 Wayfaring Stranger
  • 6 A Beautiful Life
  • 7 Precious Memories
  • 8 House of Gold
  • 9 I've Found a Hiding Place
  • 10 Jesus Hold My Hand
  • 11 I Am a Pilgrim
  • 12 Lord, Build Me a Cabin in Glory