Who Sang The Sailor's Plea? Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys

Release information
Release Date: 1964-3
length: 2:37
producer: Paul Cohen
mandolin: Bill Monroe
banjo: Rudy Lyle
double bass: Ernie Newton
fiddle: Hal Smith
guitar: Jack Shook
lead vocals: Bill Monroe
electric guitar: Grady Martin
drums (drum set): Farris Coursey
composer: Jimmie Rodgers, Elsie McWilliams, Jimmie Rodgers, Elsie McWilliams
Dear sweetheart as I write to you my heart is filled with pain
For if those things I hear are true I'll never see you again
They tell me darlin' that tonight you'll wed another man
But if you do I'll tell you true my boat will never land

You promised that you would wait for me that nothin' could come between
That in my arms someday you'd be my wife and lovely Queen
I built you that cozy home and made a garden there
And planted too with my own hands sweet flowers rich and fair

My future hopes are placed in you you've been my guidin' star
Please write and tell me that you're true to the sailor who waits afar
Just tell me that you love me yet still long to be my wife
I'll return and then we'll wed and live a happy life

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'