Who Sang When the Cactus Is in Bloom? Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys

Release information
Release Date: 1964-3
length: 2:05
producer: Paul Cohen
mandolin: Bill Monroe
banjo: Rudy Lyle
double bass: Joel Price
fiddle: Hal Smith
guitar: Jimmy Martin
lead vocals: Bill Monroe
Lyrics
The cattle prowled and the coyotes howled
Out on the Great Divide,
I never done no wrong, just singing a song,
As down the trail I ride.
Rattle snacks rattle at the prairie dogs,
You hear that mournful tune.
It's roundup time away out West
When the cactus is in bloom.

Daylight comes and the cowhand yell,
They call out ev'ry man,
I throw my saddle on my old cowhorse
And drink my coffee from a can;
The sun goes down on the cattle trail
And I'm gazing at the moon,
It's roundup time away out West
When the cactus is in bloom.

We don't have cold weather,
It never snows or rains.
That is where the sunshine's best,
Out on the western plains.
Some of the boys have gone away,
But they will be back soon.
It's roundup time away out West
When the cactus is in bloom.

Daylight comes and the cowhand yell,
They call out ev'ry man,
I throw my saddle on my old cowhorse
And drink my coffee from a can;
The sun goes down on the cattle trail
And I'm gazing at the moon,
It's roundup time away out West
When the cactus is in bloom.

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