Who Sang The Little Girl and the Dreadful Snake? Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys

Release information
Release Date: 1964-3
length: 3:05
producer: Paul Cohen
guitar: Jimmy Martin
double bass: Ernie Newton
mandolin: Bill Monroe
banjo: Sonny Osborne
fiddle: Charlie Cline
lead vocals: Jimmy Martin
tenor vocals: Bill Monroe
Lyrics
Our darling wandered far away while she was out at play
Lost in the woods she couldn't hear a sound
She was our darling girl the sweetest thing in all the world
We searched for her but she couldn't be found

I heard the screams of out little girl far away
Hurry Daddy there's and awful dreadful snake
I ran as fast as I could through the dark and dreary woods
But I reached our darling girl too late

Oh I began to cry I knew that soon she'd have to die
For the snake was warning me close by
I held her close to my face she said daddy kill that snake
It's getting dark tell mommy goodbye

To all parents I must say don't let your children stray away
They need your love to guide them along
Oh God I pray we'll see our darling girl some day
It seems we still can hear her voice around our home

Tracklist
Vinyl 1
  • 1 I'm on My Way to the Old Home
  • 2 The Sailor's Plea
  • 3 When the Cactus Is in Bloom
  • 4 The Little Girl and the Dreadful Snake
  • 5 Peach Pickin' Time in Georgia
  • 6 Used to Be
  • 7 Out in the Cold World
  • 8 Close By
  • 9 New John Henry Blues
  • 10 A Lonesome Road (To Travel)
  • 11 When the Phone Rang
  • 12 No One but My Darlin'

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