Who Sang Molly and Tenbrooks? Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys

Release information
Release Date: 1958-7
length: 2:22
producer: Paul Cohen
fiddle: Gordon Terry, Joe Stuart and Dale Potter
banjo: Don Stover
double bass: Bessie Lee Mauldin
guitar: Leslie Sandy
lead vocals: Bill Monroe
mandolin: Bill Monroe
composer: Bill Monroe
Run O Molly run, run O Molly run
Tenbrooks gonna beat you to the bright shinin' sun.
To the bright shinin' sun O Lord to the bright shinin' sun

Tenbrooks was a big bay horse he wore that shaggy mane
He run all around Memphis he beat the Memphis train
Beat the Memphis train O Lord beat the Memphis train

See that train a-comin' it's comin' round the curve
See old Tenbrooks runnin' he's strainin' every nerve
Strainin' every nerve O Lord strainin' every nerve

Tenbrooks said to Molly what makes your head so red?
Runnin' in the hot sun puts fever in my head
Fever in my head O Lord fever in my head

Molly said to Tenbrooks you're lookin' mighty squirrel
Tenbrooks said to Molly I'm a-leavin' this old world
Leavin' this old world O Lord leavin' this old world

Out in California where Molly done as she pleased
Come back to old Kentucky got beat with all ease
Beat with all ease O Lord beat with all ease

The women all a-laughin' the child'n all a cryin'
The men all a-hollerin' old Tenbrooks a-flyin'
Old Tenbrooks a-flyin' O Lord old Tenbrooks a-flyin'

Kyper Kyper you're not A-ridin' right
Molly's beatin' old Tenbrooks clear out sight
Clear out of sight O Lord clear out of sight

Kyper Kyper Kyper my son
Give old Tenbrooks the bridle let old Tenbrooks run
Let old Tenbrooks run O Lord let old Tenbrooks run

Go and catch old Tenbrooks and hitch him in the shade
We're gonna bury old Molly in a coffin ready made
Coffin ready made O Lord coffin ready made

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