Who Sang Don't Put No Headstone on My Grave? Charlie Rich

Charlie Rich Pictures and Paintings cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Jazz Funk / Soul Blues Folk, World, & Country
Style: Electric Blues/Country/Gospel/Rhythm & Blues/Cool Jazz
length: 3:52
composer: Charlie Rich
lyricist: Charlie Rich
Don't put no headstone on my grave,
All my life I've been a slave,
Want the whole wide world to know,
That I'm the man that loved you so

Mama, mama, don't you cry,
I'm gonna meet you in the by and by, in the sweet by and by
Tell papa I'm comin' home, comin' on home,
God, it can't be very long

Don't put no headstone on my grave,
All my life I've been a slave,
Want the whole wide world to know,
That I'm the stud that loved you so

M,m,m,m,m,m mama don't you cry,
Lord, I'm gonna meet you in the by and by, in the sweet by and by
Tell papa I'm coming home,
Oh God, it can't be very long

Don't put no headstone on my grave,
Whoooh! All my life I've been a slave, motherhumpin' slave
And you know something? I want the world to know,
That I'm the stud that loved that woman so

Mama, mama don't you cry, mama, don't cry,
I'm gonna meet you in the by and by, in the sweet by and by
Tell papa, I'm coming home, Oh Lord,
You know, it can't be very long

(One more time now)
Don't put a headstone on my grave
All my liiiife I've been a slave,
Want the whooooole wide world to know,
That I'm the man,
That loved,
That loooved,

Don't put no headstone on my grave,
All my life I've been a slave, whoooh!
I want the whole wide world to know,
That I'm the stud that loved you so

Ma-ma-ma-ma mama, don't you cry, whooh! Don't cry!
I'm-a-gonna meet you in the by and by, in the sweet by and by,
Tell papa I'm coming home, coming on home...
...And you know something ladies?
Oh, God, it can't be very loooong

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Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Pictures and Paintings
  • 2 You Don't Know Me
  • 3 Don't Put No Headstone on My Grave
  • 4 Anywhere You Are
  • 5 Somebody Broke into My Heart
  • 6 Mood Indigo
  • 7 Every Time You Touch Me (I Get High)
  • 8 Juice Head Baby
  • 9 Am I Blue?
  • 10 Go Ahead and Cry
  • 11 Feel Like Going Home