Who Sang Old Folks? Pat Metheny & Dave Holland & Roy Haynes

Roy Haynes Question and Answer cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1990
length: 6:41
producer: Pat Metheny
mixer: Rob Eaton
assistant engineer: Matthew "Boomer" LaMonica
recording engineer: Rob Eaton
bass: Dave Holland
membranophone: Roy Haynes
guitar: Pat Metheny
Some other versions of "Old Folks"

Lyrics
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 Solar
  • 2 Question and Answer
  • 3 H & H
  • 4 Never Too Far Away
  • 5 Law Years
  • 6 Change of Heart
  • 7 All the Things You Are
  • 8 Old Folks
  • 9 Three Flights Up

  • Release information
    label: Geffen Records
    country(area): Germany
    format: CD
    barcode: 075992429320
    script: Latin