Who Sang Old Folks? Joe Williams & Harry “Sweets” Edison

Harry “Sweets” Edison Together / Have a Good Time cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2001-9-11
length: 2:56
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

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Winter Weather
  • 2 I Don’t Know Why (I Just Do)
  • 3 There’s a Small Hotel
  • 4 Out of Nowhere
  • 5 Aren’t You Glad You’re You
  • 6 Remember
  • 7 Together
  • 8 Deep Purple
  • 9 Always
  • 10 Lover, Come Back to Me
  • 11 By the River Sainte Marie
  • 12 Alone Together
  • 13 Have a Good Time
  • 14 Sometimes I’m Happy
  • 15 Old Folks
  • 16 Until I Met You
  • 17 I Won’t Cry Anymore
  • 18 S’Sposin’
  • 19 A Blues Serenade
  • 20 September in the Rain
  • 21 Summertime
  • 22 Moonlight in Vermont
  • 23 Falling in Love With Love