tribute to tradition

V.A.

basic information

release date 1998 Sept, 22
country of manufacture [U.S.]
label Columbia
catalog no. CT 68073 [Cass.], CK 68073 [CD]
format Cass., CD
note of registration ©1998 P1998 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
recording Chuck Ainlay assisted by Mark Ralston at Javelina Recording Studios, Nashville, TN. Additional at Sarm West - Sarm Hook End - Sarm East, London, U.K.; Sound Stage Studios, Nashville, TN by Jason Piske; CA Workshop, Nashville, TN by Clark Hagan assisted by Tony Green
mixing Chuck Ainlay assisted by Mark Ralston and John Sayler at Sound Stage Studios and The Tracking Room, Nashville, TN
mastering Denny Pureell assisted by Jonathan Russell
production Chet Atkins †
credits n/a

musicians

Chad Cromwell 5) drums
Hargus „Pig“ Robbins 5) keyboards
Glenn Worf 5) upright bass
Mary Chapin Carpenter acoustic guitar, vocals
Paul Yandel acoustic guitar
Chet Atkins21) electric guitar
Steve Wariner electric guitar
Mark Knopfler electric guitar, backing vocals
Vince Gill 5) electric guitar

tracks [CD]

5 oh, lonesome me (3:37)

lyrics

5

oh, lonesome me
(Don Gibson)

Everybody's going out and having fun
I'm just a fool for staying home and having none
I can't get over how she set set me free
Oh lonesome me

A bad mistake I'm making by just hanging round
I know that I should have some fun and paint the town
A lovesick fool is blind and just can't see
Oh lonesome me

I'll bet she's not like me she's out and fancy free
She's flirtin' with the boys with all her charms
But I still love her so and brother don't you know
I'd welcome her right back here in my arms
Well there must be some way I can lose these lonesome blues
Forget about the past and find somebody new
I've thought of everything from A to Z
Oh lonesome me
Oh lonesome me

Well I'll bet she's not like me she's out and fancy free
She's flirtin' with the boys with all her charms
But I still love her so and brother don't you know
I'd welcome her right back here in my arms
Well there must be some way I can lose these lonesome blues
Forget about the past and find somebody new
I've thought of everything from A to Z
Oh lonesome me
Oh lonesome me

notes

³ source: database by Wolf-Dieter Mattick

Taken from the booklet:

Originally recorded by Don Gibson in 1958 and the first record Chet Atkins produced. The song stayed at #1 for 8 weeks on the country charts and crossed over to the pop charts, peaking at #7.

also available

cover year country of manufacture format label catalog no. notes of registration
1998 Austria CD
EPIC EPC 491971 2 ©1998 Sony Music Entertainment Inc. P1998 Sony Music Entertainment Inc. /"EPIC"
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oh, lonesome me tribute to tradition tribute to tradition      
     
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# CSK78903 [U.S.] # ACK 68073 [U.S.] # ACK 68073 [U.S.]      
cover version

Mary Chapin Carpenter covered "the bug" by MK on

cd album come on come on track 5.

release date: 30.06.1992
label: Columbia
catalog no.: 471898 2

cd single passionate kisses track 3.

release date: ??.??.1993
label: Columbia
catalog no.: 658996 5

Further issue on cassette, LP, MD, vinyl single and album-compilation named the perfect country collection : 25 original albums (2011).

revised:
15.02.2020