Who Sang Out in the Cold World? Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys

Release information
Release Date: 1958-7
length: 2:36
producer: Paul Cohen
fiddle: Joe Stuart, Dale Potter and Gordon Terry
banjo: Don Stover
double bass: Bessie Lee Mauldin
guitar: Leslie Sandy
lead vocals: Bill Monroe
mandolin: Bill Monroe
Lyrics
Out in the cold world and far away from home
Some mother's boy is wanderin' all alone.
No one to guide him or keep his footsteps right
Some mother's boy is homeless tonight.

Bring back to me my wandering boy
For there is no other who's left to give me joy
Tell him that his mother with faded cheeks and hair
Is at the old home place awaiting him there

Out in the hallway then stands a vacant chair
And an old pair of shoes he used to wear
Empty is the cradle he used to love so well
Oh how I miss him no tongue can tell.

Well I remember those parting words he said
Well meet up yonder where tears are never shed
In that land of sunshine, away from toil and care
When life is over, I'll meet you up there

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