The song was also performed by the Hart Valley Drifter in late At least three versions of Billy On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever) - The Ray Charles Singers - Young Lovers On-Broadway were published in Billy Grimes, or, The country lassie and her mother by Wm.
Oakley published by Firth, Pond and Co. Morse published by G. Brainard and Co. This, more or less, simultaneous publication of different versions suggests that the song existed before this date and achieved some sort of popularity that prompted the publications in The Shelor Family Jesse T.
Shelor, Clarice Blackard and Pyrhus D. Shelor recorded the song on August 2, in Bristol, Tennessee. This was one of the now famous Bristol sessions, often referred to in later years as the "big bang" of country music.
And he'll be here in the morning, ma, He'll be here quite early, Take a pleasant walk with him, Across the fields of barley.
Oh daughter dear you shall not go, There is no use a'talkin', You shall not go with Billy Grimes, Across the fields a'walkin'. Imagine such presumption too, The dirty, ugly rover, I wonder where your pride has gone, To think of such a Billy Grimes - Tom Paley And Ben Paley - On A Cold Winter Night. Oh mama dear I must confess, That Billy is quite clever, With an ounce of gold we'd not be found, In this wide world all over.
Oh mama dear old Grimes is dead, And Billy is the only Surviving heir of all that's left, About six thousand yearly.
Oh daughter dear I did not hear, Your last remark quite clearly, Billy is a nice young lad, And no doubt loves you dearly.
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