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All The Good Times Are Past And Gone

Composer: Traditional

Recordings

no info Fred & Gertrude Gossett, 1930
no info Single, Monroe Brothers, 1937
no info Single, Bill Clifton and the Dixie Mountain Boys, 1954
info Mountain Music Bluegrass Style, Various Artists (Earl Taylor), 1959
info Good 'N' Country, Jimmy Martin & the Sunny Mountain Boys, 1960
no info Single, Down State Ramblers, 1962
no info Single, Golden State Boys, 1962
info Folk Songs of Our Land, Flatt & Scruggs, 1962
info Dulcimer Songs and Solos, Paul Clayton, 1962
no info All the Good Times, Alice Stuart, 1964
info Talk Me Some Sense, Bobby Bare, 1966
info Bluegrass Time, Bill Monroe, 1967
info Folk Songs Of Rural America, Hylo Brown, 1967
no info White Lightning, White Lightning, 1969
info Bluegrass Country, Emerson & Waldron, 1970
no info The Sound Of Bluegrass, Various Artists (Monroe Brothers), 1974
info Feast Here Tonight, Monroe Brothers, 1975
no info All the Good Times, Angel Band, 197?
no info Greatest Bluegrass Hits, Vol. 1, Lester Flatt, 1982
no info Follow That With Your Sea Lions, Brian Dewhurst, 1983
no info Bluegrass Ballads, Jim Eanes, 1986
no info Mountain Music - Bluegrass Style, Various Artists, 1991
info Bluegrass 1959-1969, Bill Monroe, 1991
no info Classic Bluegrass, Jim Eanes, 1992
info Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, Ralph Stanley, 1992
info Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys, Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys, 1994
info All American Boy, Bobby Bare, 1994
no info Country: Nashville - Dallas - Hollywood - 1927/1942, Various Artists (Monroe Brothers), 1994
no info The Capitol Years, The Kingston Trio, 1995
info Saturday Night, Ralph Stanley, 1995
no info Live in Holland, Joe Val and the New England Bluegrass Boys, 1996
info Live in Japan, Ralph Stanley & the Clinch Mountain Boys, 1997
no info The Dismembered Tennesseans, The Dismembered Tennesseans, 1999
no info Early Blue Grass, Various Artists (Monroe Brothers), 19??
no info The Stewart Years, The Kingston Trio, 2000
no info Bad Moon Shining, Dave Evans, 2000
no info Vintage Country and Western: A Nostalgic Collection, Various Artists (Monroe Brothers), 2000
no info Hit Parade of Love, Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys, 2001
info The Folkways Years, 1964-1983, Red Allen, 2001
info Around the World to Poor Valley, Bill Clifton, 2001
no info Blue Moon of Kentucky 1936-1949, Bill Monroe, 2002
info My Mother's Voice, Kathy Kallick, 2002
no info Live in Stereo, The Kentucky Colonels, 2003
info All the Classic Releases 1937-1949, Bill Monroe, 2003
info Life of Sorrow, David Grisman, 2003
Flowers in the Wildwood: Women in Early Country Music, 1923-1939, Various Artists (Fred & Gertrude Gossett), 2003
no info Side by Side, Blueridge, 2004
no info Sweet American Picks, The Grey Sky Boys, 2006
info Folk Songs of Our Land/Fabulous Sounds of..., Flatt & Scruggs, 2009

Notes

Pperformed by Jerry Garcia, Marshall Leicester and Robert Hunter at the Carlos Bookstall in San Carlos in July 1961. Also performed by Jerry and Sarah Garcia at the Tangent in Palo Alto in May 1963.

The authorship of the song is uncertain. Variously credited as Traditional, Ralph Stanley or Charles Monroe. The earliest recording date makes it unlikely that it was written by Stanley or Monroe.

The lyrics used for the version played by Jerry and Sarah Garcia in 1963 are as follows;

All the good times are past and gone
All the good times are o'er
All the good times are past and gone
Little darling don't you weep no more.

Oh don't you see that lonesome dove
Which flies from pine to pine
She's mourning for her own true love
Just like I mourn for mine.

All the good times are past and gone
All the good times are o'er
All the good times are past and gone
Little darling don't you weep mo more.

I wish to the Lord I'd never been born
Or died when I was young
Before I'd seen your two brown eyes
Or heard your flattering tongue.

All the good times are past and gone
All the good times are o'er
All the good times are past and gone
Little darling don't you weep mo more.

Come back, come back my own true love
And stay a while with me
If ever I had a friend in this world
You've been a friend to me.

All the good times are past and gone
All the good times are o'er
All the good times are past and gone
Little darling don't you weep mo more.

All the good times are past and gone
All the good times are o'er
All the good times are past and gone
Little darling don't you weep mo more.