Who Sang Old Folks? Kenny Dorham

Kenny Dorham Quiet Kenny cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1959
Genre: Jazz
Style: Bop/Cool Jazz
length: 3:02
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

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Lotus Blossom
  • 2 My Ideal
  • 3 Blue Friday
  • 4 Alone Together
  • 5 Blue Spring Shuffle
  • 6 I Had the Craziest Dream
  • 7 Old Folks

  • Release information
    label: New Jazz
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin