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Lonesome Valley
Composer: Traditional

Lonesome Valley has been played by Phil Lesh & Friends.

The song occurs in a number of variations. Titles used on recordings in addition to Lonesome Valley include: That Lonesome Valley, I Must Walk My Lonesome Valley, You've Got To Walk That Lonesome Valley and Jesus Walked That Lonesome Valley. It was published in Carl Sandburg's Songbag in 1929 as You Got to Cross It for Yourself.



Recordings

no info Single (That Lonesome Valley / There Shall Be Showers Of Blessing), The Jenkins Family, 1926?
no info Single (Down By The Riverside / Lonesome Valley), Lester McFarland and Robert Gardner, 1927
no info Single (Lonesome Valley / The Two Orphans), Elzie Floyd & Leo Boswell, 1927
no info Single (Lonesome Valley / Birds Were A-Singing of You), Carter Family, 1931
no info Single (That Lonesome Valley / I Got A Home In The Beulah Land), Carolina Ramblers String Band, 1932
no info Single (Lonesome Valley / Eleven More Months and Ten More Days), Bill Elliott, 1932
no info Single (Lonesome Valley / Little Red Caboose Behind The Train), Bob Miller, 1932
no info Single (God Holds The Future In His Hands / You've Got To Walk That Lonesome Valley), Monroe Brothers, 1936
no info Single (Singing My Way To Glory / Lonesome Valley), Roy Acuff & His Smoky Mountain Boys, 1939
no info Single (New Greenback Dollar / Lonesome Valley), Roy Acuff, 1941
info Family Tree Of Folk Songs, Sam Hinton, 1956
no info Glory Road, Bill Anders, 1956
no info Songs of the South, Norman Luboff, 1956
no info Charley Marshall Sings Folk, Charley Marshall, 1956
no info The World of Will Holt, Will Holt, 1957
no info Folk Songs, Terrea Lea and her Singing Guitar, 1957
no info EP (Canaan's Land / Evening Prayer / That Lonesome Valley / Where No One Stands Alone), Don Gibson, 1958
no info Dust on the Bible, Kitty Wells, 1959
no info No One Stands Alone, Don Gibson, 1959
no info Mister Cowboy, Rex Allen, 1959
no info Pray Along with, Little Richard, 1960
no info When the Spirit Moves You, Jimmie Rodgers, 1960
no info White Spirituals, Various Artists (E.C. Ball), 1960
no info Sings the Most Requested Sacred Songs of the Carter Family, The A.L. Phipps Family, 1961
no info Were You There?, Fague Springman, 1961
no info A Decade of Dedication, Various Artists (Fague Springman), 1961
no info Back Home Hymns, Chet Atkins, 1962
no info The King Of The Gospel Singers, Little Richard, 1962
no info Bashful Brother Oswald with His Banjo and Dobro, Bashful Brother Oswald, 1962
no info Celebrating 25 Years with Roy Acuff and the Smoky Mountain Boys on the Grand Ole Opry, Bashful Brother Oswald, 1962
info Watermelon Hangin' On The Vine, The Hodges Brothers, 1962
no info Country Music Sampler, Various Artists (The A.L. Phipps Family), 1962
no info Family Bible, Ernest Tubb, 1963
no info Hootenanny At The Limelight In The Village, The Wanderin' Five, The Appalacians and Their Friends, 1963
no info Keep on the Sunny Side, The Carter Family, 1964
info Tear Down the Walls, Martin & Neil, 1964
no info Walking with the Lord, Bill Mann with the Mellomen, 1965
info Golden Gospel Guitar, Joe Maphis, 1965
no info 30 Organ Favorites, Dave Stephens, 1965
no info Hurtin' Inside, Don Gibson, 1966
no info We've Come This Far By Faith, J.T. Adams & the Men of Texas, 1966
no info This I Believe, Bobby Bare, 1967
no info Coming Home, Little Richard, 1967
no info Bluegrass Gospel Favorites, Don Reno & Benny Martin, 1967
no info Bluegrass Gospel Favorites, Stanley Brothers, 1967
no info Singing We Go, The Jones Sisters, 1967
no info Old Time Ballads and Hymns, Ray & Ina Patterson, 1967
no info Where No One Stands Alone, Ferlin Husky, 1968
no info Jubilee Gospel Songs, J. D. Jarvis & the Rocky Mountain Boys, 1968
no info Bluegrass Gospel Songs, J. D. Jarvis & Rusty York, 1968
no info Ethnic Folk Songs from the South, Winifred Smith, 196?
no info Your Mother's Prayer, Buck Owens, 1970
info Country Gospel Song, Various Artists (Carter Family), 1971
info You Were On My Mind, Ian & Sylvia & The Great Speckled Bird, 1972
no info Painted Head, Tim Hardin, 1973
no info Sing Gospel, The Shenandoah Cut-Ups, 1973
no info Dreams Of Home, Joe Isaacs & the Calvary Mountain Boys, 1973
info The Best Of Ian & Sylvia (Columbia), Ian & Sylvia, 1973
no info Golden Gems Of Gospel, Vol 2, Various Artists (Voice Of The Clouds), 1973
no info Together in Concert, Arlo Guthrie And Pete Seeger, 1975
no info Strawberry Cake, Johnny Cash, 1976
info On Jordan's Stormy Banks I Stand: Sacred Songs of America, Ed McCurdy with Dana McCurdy, 1977
no info Sing-A-Long, Pete Seeger, 1980
info Bread & Roses Festival 1979, Various Artists (Pete Seeger), 1980
no info The Storyteller and the Banjo Man, Earl Scruggs & Tom T. Hall, 1982
info Very Early Joan Baez, Joan Baez, 1982
no info The Carter Family in Texas, Vol. 7, The Carter Family, 1984
no info Woody Guthrie: Hard Travelin' Soundtrack, Various Artists (Arlo Guthrie & Joan Baez), 1986
no info Library of Congress Recordings, Vol. 2, Woody Guthrie, 1988
no info Our Mountain Heritage: Old Time Country Duets, George & Mary Williamson, 198?
no info The Complete Million Dollar Session, Million Dollar Quartet, 1990
no info The Singer - The Songwriter: 1949-1960, Don Gibson, 1991
no info The Art of, Richard Dyer-Bennet, 1991
no info Family Concert, Pete Seeger, 1992
no info Edge of the Valley, Terry Garland, 1992
no info Jubilation: Great Gospel Performances, Vol. 3: Country Gospel, Various Artists (Kitty Wells), 1992
no info Remembers Old Friends, Bill Gaither, 1993
info Sounds of the South, Various Artists (Estil C. Ball), 1993
info Queen of Country Music, Kitty Wells, 1994
no info Worried Man Blues: Their Complete Victor Recordings: 1930, The Carter Family, 1995
no info That Old Time Religion: Country & Western Style, Various Artists (Phipps Family), 1995
info The Man in Black: 1963-1969, Johnny Cash, 1996
no info How Can I Keep from Singing, Vol. 2, Various Artists (David Miller), 1996
no info Live in Holland, Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass, 1997
info Live At Newport, Joan Baez, 1997
info Waltz Across Texas, Ernest Tubb, 1999
no info God Is Real, Little Richard, 1999
no info Spirit and the Blues, Eric Bibb & Needed Time, 1999
info In the Shadow of Clinch Mountain, The Carter Family, 2000
no info Wildwood Flower: 25 Country Classics, The Carter Family, 2000
no info The Collection, The Carter Family, 2000
no info The Best of, Vol. 1: Keep on the Sunny Side, The Carter Family, 2000
no info Peace in the Valley: The Complete Gospel Recordings, Elvis Presley, 2000
info Monroe Brothers, Vol. 1: What Would You Give in Exchange for Your Soul, The Monroe Brothers, 2000
no info Prayers From Hell: White Gospel & Sinner's Blues, 1927-1940, Various Artists (Carolina Ramblers String Band), 2000
no info O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack, Various Artists (Fairfield Four), 2000
no info Tear Down the Walls/Bleecker & MacDougal, Fred Neil, 2001
no info Blue Suede Shoes Collection, Elvis Presley, 2001
info The Sun Records Story, Various Artists (Million Dollar Quartet), 2001
info The Carter Family: 1927-1934, The Carter Family, 2002
no info The Gospel Way, Ferlin Husky, 2002
info Blue Moon of Kentucky 1936-1949, Bill Monroe, 2002
no info I'm a Man of Constant Sorrow, Various Artists, 2002
no info O Brother: Music in the Tradition, Various Artists (David Miller), 2002
no info The Roots Of Bluegrass, Various Artists (Monroe Brothers), 2002
no info Down Home Gospel: 24 Bluegrass Gospel Favorites, Various Artists (Rusty York), 2002
no info 20 Greatest Gospel Hits, Various Artists (Stones River Ranch Boys), 2002
info The Carter Family: 1935-1941, The Carter Family, 2003
no info Sunshine in the Shadows, The Carter Family, 2003
no info Greatest Hits 1927-34, The Carter Family, 2003
info All the Classic Releases 1937-1949, Bill Monroe, 2003
no info Old Time Southern Dream, Sammy Walker, 2003
no info The Gospel Collection, George Jones, 2003
no info Up on the Mountain, The Bluegrass Collection, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Rusty York), 2003
no info RCA Country Legends, The Carter Family, 2004
no info A Proper Introduction to: Keep on the Sunny Side, The Carter Family, 2004
no info The Gospel Set, George Jones, 2004
no info Sun Essentials, Jerry Lee Lewis, 2004
no info Hurtin' Inside/I Love You So Much It Hurts, Don Gibson, 2004
no info My God Is Real/I Walk Alone, Don Gibson, 2004
no info The Great Battle, Jon Dee Graham, 2004
no info The Warner Collection, Vol. 1: Her Bright Smile Haunts Me Still, Various Artists (Curt Mann), 2004
no info The Sam Phillips Story, Various Artists (Million Dollar Quartet), 2005
no info Bound for the Promised Land, The Best of, Andy Griffith, 2005
no info Red Rose Girls, Red Rose Girls, 2005
no info Liz Janes and Create, Liz Janes and Create, 2005
no info Early Country Radio, Various Artists (The Carter Family), 2005
no info The Bluegrass Bible : 40 Bluegrass Gospel Classics, Various Artists (Rusty York), 2005
no info Mountain Gospel, Various Artists (Carolina Ramblers String Band), 2005
no info O Brother Soundtrack, Various Artists (Monroe Brothers), 2005
no info Bluegrass from Roots to Branches, Various Artists (Monroe Brothers), 2005
no info Country Gospel, Various Artists (Monroe Brothers), 2005
no info O Brother Soundtrack, Various Artists (David Miller), 2005
no info Oldies But Gospel, Various Artists (Arthur Prysock), 2005
no info Country Music Legends, The Carter Family, 2006
no info Come And Sit by My Side, Glenn Yarbrough, 2006
no info 1943-1948, The Coleman Brothers, 2006
no info 50th Anniversary Special Edition, Million Dollar Quartet, 2006
no info Holden Tunes, Kent Gustavson with Micah Schonberg, 2006
no info The Legendary Sounds of Sun Studios, Various Artists (Million Dollar Quartet), 2006
no info King of the Hillbillies, Vol. 1, Roy Acuff, 2007
no info An Evening with Eric Bibb, Eric Bibb, 2007
no info Country Folk: Worried Man Blues, The Carter Family, 2007
no info 20 All-Time Greatest Hits, Porter Wagoner, 2007
no info 22 Country and Gospel Duets, Porter Wagoner & Pamela Rose Gadd, 2007
no info Art of Field Recording, Vol. 1, Various Artists (Vaughn Eller, Lawrence Eller, Ross Brown), 2007
no info Don Rocks, Don Gibson, 2008
no info I Need Thee Every Hour, The Heralds, 2008
no info Singin' in the Kitchen, Bobby Bare, 2008 (bonus track)
info In the Pines: Tar Heel Folks Songs & Fiddle Tunes 1926-1936, Various Artists (Carolina Rambler's String Band), 2008
no info That Good Ol' Bluegrass, Various Artists (Rusty York), 2008
no info Roots of Country, The Carter Family, 2009
no info 1935-1939: The Early Recordings, J.E. Mainer, 2009

 
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