Who Sang Ol’ Blue? Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson Rainbow Connection cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2001-6-12
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
length: 2:38
vocal: Willie Nelson
double bass: David Zettner
background vocals: Amy Nelson
pedal steel guitar: David Zettner
acoustic guitar: Gabe Rhodes
guitar: Willie Nelson
writer: [traditional]
I had a dog and his name was Blue
I'll tell you what ol' Blue would do
Yeah Blue, yeah Blue, yeah Blue

He'd go out every night about dark
And it wouldn't be long 'til you'd hear him bark
Yeah Blue, yeah Blue, yeah Blue

And I'd go out to see what he had
It'd be a great big opossum up a black-jack tree
Yeah Blue, yeah Blue, yeah Blue

I'd get a stick and I'd knock him down
I'm gonna bake that opossum good and brown
Yeah Blue, yeah Blue, yeah Blue

Ol' Blue he died and he died so hard
That he graveled little holes all over the yard
Yeah Blue, yeah Blue, yeah Blue

I dug his grave with a silver spade
And I lowered him down with a golden chain
Yeah Blue, yeah Blue, yeah Blue

And when I get to heaven, I'll tell you what I'll do
I'm gonna get my horn and call ol' Blue
Yeah Blue, yeah Blue, yeah Blue
Yeah Blue, yeah Blue, yeah Blue

Yeah Blue, yeah Blue, yeah Blue

Tracklist
Enhanced CD 1
  • 1 Rainbow Connection
  • 2 I’m Looking Over a Four‐Leaf Clover
  • 3 Ol’ Blue
  • 4 Wise Old Me
  • 5 Won’t You Ride in My Little Red Wagon
  • 6 Playmate
  • 7 I’m My Own Grandpa
  • 8 Rock Me to Sleep
  • 9 Playin’ Dominoes and Shootin’ Dice
  • 10 Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way
  • 11 Outskirts of Town
  • 12 Just Dropped In (to See What Condition My Condition Was In)
  • 13 The Thirty‐Third of August