Who Sang I Was Left on the Street? Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys

Release information
Release Date: 1963-6-8
length: 2:42
producer: Owen Bradley
guitar: Frank Buchanan
tenor vocals: Bill Monroe
lead vocals: Frank Buchanan and Bill Monroe
banjo: Tony Ellis
double bass: Bessie Lee Mauldin
fiddle: Red Stanley and Benny Williams
mandolin: Bill Monroe
Lyrics
A policeman's whistle gayly, a smile upon his face
As he walked along the old familiar beat
He saw a little bay crying and thought his heart would break
Standing bare foot in the middle of the street

I was left on the street with no shoes upon my feet
When I saw my mom and daddy drive away
Now I'm not old enough to know every much myself
But I saw my dad and mommy drive away

The policeman stopped the traffic, then went up to the boy
And he asked him gently, where do you belong
The little boy stopped crying and with trembling lips he said
I'm not big enough to know just what went wrong

[Chorus:]
The little boy is happy now with a new mom and dad
His new daddy is the policeman on the beat
Tho' he can't forget that awful day it doesn't seem to hurt so bad
He has a brand new pair of shoes upon his feet

[Chorus]

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