Who Sang Old Folks? Herb Ellis

Release information
Release Date: 2009
length: 3:36
membranophone: Gus Johnson
piano: Ray Bryant
trumpet: Roy Eldridge and Fred Assunto
bass: Jimmy Rowser and Israel Crosby
guitar: Herb Ellis
tenor saxophone: Buddy Tate
Some other versions of "Old Folks"

Everyone knows him as Old Folks
Like the seasons, he'll come and he'll go
Just as free as a bird and as good as his word
That's why everybody loves him so

Always leaving his spoon in his coffee
Tucks his napkin up under his chin
And that yellow cow-pie is so mellow it's ripe
But you needn't be ashamed of him
Every Friday he'll go fishing, down on his favorite lake
But he only hooks a perch or two, the whale got away
Looks like we warm the steak

Someday there'll be no more Old Folks
What a lonesome old town this will be
Children's voice at play, will be still for a day
The day they take the Old Folks away

CD 1
  • 1 Broadway
  • 2 Gravy Waltz
  • 3 Poor Darlin' Nellie
  • 4 Old Folks
  • 5 Roy Showed
  • 6 Things Ain't What They Used to Be
  • 7 Willow Weep for Me
  • 8 Symphony
  • 9 It Makes No Difference Now
  • 10 It Don't Mean a Thing

  • Release information
    label: Wounded Bird Records
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 664140703421
    script: Latin