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PRISONER'S SONG, THE (Guy Massey / Robert Massey / Vernon Dalhart) Vernon Dalhart - 1924 International Novelty Orchestra - 1925 Kaplan's Melodists (vocal: Carson Robison) - 1925 Eddie Peabody & His Band (vocal: Carson Robison) Ezra Paulette & His Beverly Hill Billies - 1930 Al Bowlly - 1930 (sung in Afrikaans as "Banditlied") Eddy Arnold & His Tennessee Plowboys - 1947 Bunny Berigan And His Orch. - 1948 Patti Page - 1951 Kay Starr - 1955 Hylo Brown & His Timberliners - 1956 Louis Armstrong with Sy Oliver And His Orch. - 1957 Rusty Dedrick & The All Star Orch. - 1957 Slim Whitman - 1958 Fats Domino - 1958 Warren Storm - 1958 Joe Jones - 1958 Chet Atkins (Instr.) - 1959 Duane Eddy (Instr.) - 1960 Brenda Lee - 1961 Sun Valley Trail Singers - 1961 Vic Dana - 1963 Ace Cannon (Instr.) - 1963 Hank Snow - 1964 The Kentucky Colonels - 1964 Johnny Cash - 1972 Sonny James - 1975 Floyd Cramer (vocal: Pat Daisy) - 1976 The Bluegrass Cardinals - 1976 David Grisman - 1980 Also recorded by: Bob White; Bill Monroe; Ross Gorman Orch. (vocal: Dalhart); The Yellow Jackets (vocal: Dalhart) ....... and others. As recorded by VERNON DALHART, 13th August 1924, with Carson Robison (Guitar) and Lou Raderman (Viola): Oh, I wish I had someone to love me Someone to call me their own Oh, I wish I had someone to live with 'Cause I'm tired of livin' alone Oh, please meet me tonight in the moonlight Please meet me tonight all alone For I have a sad story to tell you It's a story that's never been told (Instrumental Break) I'll be carried to the new jail tomorrow Leavin' my poor darlin' alone With the cold prison bars all around me And my head on a pillow of stone Now I have a grand ship on the ocean All mounted with silver and gold And before my poor darlin' would suffer Oh, that ship would be anchored and sold Now if I had wings like an angel Over these prison walls I would fly And I'd fly to the arms of my poor darlin' And there I'd be willin' to die **TRIVIA: Vernon Dalhart made over a dozen different recordings of this song on a variety of record labels; some under his own name; some under different names; and some as the vocalist with a band. All-in-all, it is believed that he achieved sales of around 7 million copies with this one song. ******************** As recorded by EZRA PAULETTE: Oh, I wish I had someone to love me Somebody to call me their own Oh, I wish I had someone to live with I'm so tired of living alone Oh, meet me tonight in the moonlight Oh, meet me tonight all alone For I have a sad story to tell you Must be told in the moonlight alone If I had wings like an angel Over these prison walls I would fly I wouldd fly to the arms of my poor darling And there I'd be willing to die Oh, meet me tonight in the moonlight Oh, meet me tonight all alone For I have a sad story to tell you Must be told in the moonlight alone I'll be carried to the new jail tomorrow Leaving my poor darling alone With the cold prison bars all around me And my head on a pillow of stone Oh, meet me tonight in the moonlight Oh, meet me tonight all alone For I have a sad story to tell you Must be told in the moonlight alone (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - July 2013)

    


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