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When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again
Composer: Gene Sullivan / Wiley Walker

Played by the Black Mountain Boys on the 7th March 1964, The Black Mountain Boys included Jerry Garcia, Robert Hunter, Eric Thompson, Sandy Rothman and David Nelson.

The song was written in 1940 and first released on an Okeh single in 1941 by Wiley Walker and Gene Sullivan. The same single tracks were re-released in 1947 on Columbia and credited to Wiley and Gene.



Recordings

no info Single (When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again / Live And Let Live), Wiley Walker and Gene Sullivan, 1941
no info Single (The Fightin' Son Of A Gun / When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again), Zeke Manners & His Gang, 1942
no info Single (When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again / Your Last Kiss Has Broken My Heart), Hank Snow, 1943
no info Single (When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again / Pins And Needles), Cindy Walker, 1944
no info Single (When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again / Tomorrow Never Comes), Cliffie Stone, 1945
no info Single (You Are My Sunshine / When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again), Denver Darling with Vocal Trio, 1946
no info Single (When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again / Live And Let Live), Wiley and Gene, 1947
no info Single (When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again / Back In The Saddle Again), Red River Dave, 1947
no info Single (One Golden Curl / When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again), Tex Morton, 1949
no info All Time Hits From The Hills, Eddy Arnold, 1951
no info Single (White Azaleas / When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again), Eddy Arnold, 1951
no info All Time Hits From The Hills, Vol. 2, Eddy Arnold, 1952
no info Single (When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again / As Long As The River Flows On), Tex Ritter, 1952
no info Sings Country & Western, Rosalie Allen with Shorty Warren & His Western Rangers, 1955
no info Elvis, Elvis Presley, 1956
no info EP (Love Me / When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again / Paralyzed / Rip It Up), Elvis Presley, 1956
no info The Tennessee Mountain Boys, Johnny & Jack, 1957
no info Single (Lawdy Miss Clawdy / When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again), Johnny Devlin With Dixielanders, 1958
no info Single (When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again / It Must Be Love), Big Al Downing & The Poe Kats, 1959
no info Slim Whitman Sings, Slim Whitman, 1959
no info Country Favorites, Slim Whitman, 1959
no info Linger Awhile, Billy Vaughn, 1960
no info Sweethearts of Country Music, Lulu Belle & Scotty, 1962
no info Together Again, Hank Snow and Anita Carter, 1962
info 50 Guitars Go Country, Tommy Garrett, 1962
no info New Sound of American Folk, Foy Willing, 1962
no info According To My Heart, Goldie Hill, 1962
no info Golden Country Hits, Vol. 2, Warner Mack, 1962
no info Bluegrass Classics, Jim & Jesse and the Virginia Boys, 1963
no info Sing Bluegrass Songs, Boutilier Brothers, 1963
no info Our Men out West, The Sons of the Pioneers, 1963
no info Bluegrass Dobro, Shot Jackson, 1964
no info Eddy's Songs, Eddy Arnold, 1964
no info The World Of A Country Boy, Johnny Sea, 1964
no info The Swingin' Western Strings of, Leon Mcauliff, 1964
no info Portrait In Song, Frank Ifield, 1965
no info Blue Grass If You Please, Ernie & Mack & the Bluegrass Cut-Ups, 1966
no info Everybody's Favorites, Warner Mack, 1966
no info The Best Of, Frank Ifield, 1966
info Bluegrass Time, Bill Monroe, 1967
no info Single (When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again / Pretty Fair Maiden In The Garden), Bill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys, 1967
no info Country '67, Johnny Booth, 1967
no info My Nova Scotia Home, Hank Snow, 1967
no info San Antonio Rose and Other Country Favorites, The Sons Of Pioneers, 1968
no info Sings Country, Goldie Hill, 1968
info All the Best of Johnnie and Jack, Johnnie and Jack, 1970
no info Guess Who, Slim Whitman, 1970
no info Single (When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again / I Forgot To Remember To Forget), Jerry Foster, 1970
no info Chained To A Memory, Eddy Arnold, 1972
no info Country Music Then And Now, The Statler Brothers, 1972
info Bean Blossom, Bill Monroe, 1973
info Over The Hills To The Poorhouse, Lester Flatt & Mac Wiseman, 1973
no info I'm Gonna Be A Swinger, Webb Pierce, 1974
no info Movin' On, Hank Thompson, 1974
no info Single (Who Left The Door To Heaven Open / When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again), Hank Thompson, 1974
no info Bluegrass Country, Danny Davis, 1974
no info Color Me Bluegrass, Charlie Keaton & the Primary Suspects, 1974
no info Mind Your Love, Jerry Reed, 1975
no info Rare Jerry Lee Lewis, Volume 1, Jerry Lee Lewis, 1975
no info Bluegrass Special / Bluegrass Classics, Jim & Jesse and the Virginia Boys, 1975
no info Take Me Home, Country Roads, The Statler Brothers, 1975
no info Today I Started Loving You Again, Sammi Smith, 1975
no info Old Home Town, Roma Jackson & the Tennessee Pals, 1976
no info Country As Grits, Ava Barber, 1976
no info A Country-Western Songbook, The Sons Of Pioneers, 1977
no info Roots, Jerry Lee Lewis, 1977
no info A Head Of His Time, Roy Head, 1977
no info Ramblin' Fever, Merle Haggard, 1977
no info Single (Ramblin' Fever / When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again), Merle Haggard, 1977
no info The Moody Fiddle Sound, Chubby Wise and his Fiddle, 1979
no info Shot Jackson & Friends, Shot Jackson, 1979
no info The '56 Sessions, Vol. 2, Elvis Presley, 1979
no info All My Best, Slim Whitman, 1979
no info You And My Old Guitar, Tex Morton, 1980
no info 1935-1977: I've Been Around A While, Ral Donner, 1980
no info Genesis I, James Bailey, 1981
no info Walt Benton & The Diplomats, 1981
no info The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Country Music, Various Artists (Wiley & Gene), 1981
no info Rockabilly Jive With, Jerry Foster, 1982
no info Tommy Scott's Old Time Medicine Show, Tommy Scott, 1982
no info The Running Kind, Rye Whisky Road Band, 1982
no info The Sun Years, Jerry Lee Lewis, 1982
no info Blue Sparks, Larry Sparks, 1983
no info Traditional Bluegrass, The Barnes Family, 1983
no info Best Of, Brian Coll, 1984
no info 20 Golden Pieces, Hank Thompson, 1985
no info Booneville Mississippi Flash, Hayden Thompson, 1985
no info His Best, Merle Haggard, 1985
no info Blue Side of Bluegrass, Roy Cobb & the Coachmen, 1985
no info Bonneville Mississippi Flash, Hayden Thompson, 1985
no info The Early Radio Transcriptions Of, Tex Ritter, 1986
no info A Song For You, Bobby Atkins & the Countrymen, 1986
no info Walt Benton, Walt Benton, 1986
no info With The Sierra Mountaineers And His Californians, Rudy Sooter, 1986
no info Rockin' and Rollin', Big Al Downing, 1988
no info Wiley and Gene: Radio Favorites, Vol. 1, Wiley Walker and Gene Sullivan, 1988
no info Tennessee Mountain Boys, Johnnie and Jack, 1988
no info Country Store, Boxcar Willie, 1988
info Classic: The Definitive Edition of His Sun Recordings 1956-1963, Jerry Lee Lewis, 1989
no info The Rockin' Country Man, Hayden Thompson, 1989
info Columbia Country Classics, Vol. 1: Golden Age, Various Artists (Wiley Walker & Gene Sullivan), 1990
no info The Thesaurus Transcriptions, Hank Snow, 1991
info Bluegrass 1959-1969, Bill Monroe, 1991
info Johnnie & Jack and the Tennessee Mountain Boys, Johnnie Wright, 1992
no info The King of Rock 'n' Roll: The Complete 50's Masters, Elvis Presley, 1992
no info High Noon (Box), Tex Ritter, 1992
no info You Won't Ever Forget Me, McPeake Brothers, 1992
no info Nashville Country Duets, Carl Jackson and Emmylou Harris, 1993
no info The Yodelling Ranger (1936-1947), Hank Snow, 1994
info Bluegrass And More, Jim & Jesse, 1994
no info The Singing Ranger, Vol. 3, Hank Snow, 1994
info Away Out on the Mountain, Tim & Mollie O'Brien, 1994
no info The Best of Country & Irish, Various Artists (Brian Coll), 1994
info Bluegrass 1970-1979, Bill Monroe, 1995
no info Class Of '96, The Osborne Brothers, 1996
no info Rose Marie (Box), Slim Whitman, 1996
no info Great Country Songs, Elvis Presley, 1996
no info Elvis Memories, Ricky Norton, 1996
no info Blue Sky Boys on Radio, Vol. 3, The Blue Sky Boys, 1997
no info Feelin' Alright, Tex Robinson, 1997
no info Western Swing Nostalgia, Tex Williams, 1997
no info Gonna Lay Down My Old Guitar, Robert White, 1997
no info Greatest Hits, Johnny & Jack, 1998
no info Memories: The '68 Comeback Special, Elvis Presley, 1998
no info Cowboy/New Sound of American Folk, Foy Willing, 1999
info Flatt On Victor Plus More, Lester Flatt, 1999
no info San Antonio Rose (comp), The Sons Of Pioneers, 1999
no info The Swinging Cowgirl From Texas, Cindy Walker, 1999
no info Who Was That Masked Man?, Orion, 1999
no info Like Elvis Used To Do, Billy Swan, 1999
no info American Roots: A History of American Folk Music, Various Artists (Wiley Walker and Gene Sullivan), 2000
no info The Prestige Years, 1958-1959: Lawdy Miss Clawdy, Johnny Devlin, 2000
no info Rhythm & Bluegrass: Hank Wilson, Vol. 4, Leon Russell and New Grass Revival, 2001
no info The Country Collection, Elvis Presley, 2001
no info The Sun Years, Vol. 3, Jerry Lee Lewis, 2001
no info Forty Years Of Trouble, Bob Paisley & the Southern Grass, 2001
no info Blue Suede Shoes Collection, Elvis Presley, 2001
info The Folkways Years, 1964-1983, Red Allen, 2001
no info Virginia Sessions, Deep River Band, 2002
no info Tex Williams & His Western Caravan: 1946-1951, Tex Williams, 2002
no info Have I Stayed Away Too Long (Box), Tex Ritter, 2003
no info Wanderin' On: The Best of the Yodeling Ranger, Hank Snow, 2003
no info The Grunt Song & Other Country Classics, Cliffie Stone, 2003
info Tough And Wild, Peter Feldmann & the Very Lonesome Boys, 2003
no info The Prowlers with Les Vogt, 2003
no info The '68 Comeback Special (Deluxe Edition), Elvis Presley, 2004
no info Country Songs I Love to Sing/Eddy's Songs, Eddy Arnold, 2004
info Appalachian Angel: Her Recordings 1950-1972, Anita Carter, 2004
no info Silver Dew In The Bluegrass Tonight, Denver Darling, 2004
no info Bluegrass Our Way, Bobby Atkins, Mark Atkins & the Countrymen, 2004
no info Hard Workin' Man, Skip Bessonette, 2004
no info After All These Years, Foster & Allen, 2004
info The Thief, The David Thom Band, 2004
no info European World Of Bluegrass 2004, Various Artists (Country Cocktail), 2004
no info First Time Around, Aaron McDaris, 2005
no info Jealous Heart, Rosalie Allen, 2005
no info Live! From The Sons Of Hermann, Houston, Texas, The River Road Boys, 2005
no info Louisiana Man, Al Hirt, 2005
no info Ghost Riders in the Sky, Various Artists (Johnny Bond), 2005
no info Elemental Instrumentals, Various Artists (The Crossfires), 2005
no info Blue Moon Of Kentucky, Johnny Seay, 2006
no info I've Always Needed You, Carl Jackson / Emmylou Harris, 2006
no info By Request, Bob Edgar, 2006
no info Blue grass country, Twin Country Accordions, 2006
no info Jazz A-La Carte, Al Hirt, 2006
no info There's a Blue Sky Way Out Yonder, Red River Dave McEnery, 2006
no info Elvis Presley Rocks Through His Early Years, Elvis Presley, 2006
no info The Collection, Slim Whitman, 2006
no info Indian Love Call, Slim Whitman, 2006
no info Legends of American Music: The Original Outlaw, Merle Haggard, 2007
no info There's a Blue Sky Way Out Yonder, Red River Dave, 2007
no info Born To Fiddle, Samantha Casey & the Bluegrass Jam, 2007
no info Forty Years Of Trouble, Dan Paisley & The Southern Grass, 2007
no info Only the Best of, Jerry Lee Lewis, 2008
no info Original Album Classics, Elvis Presley, 2008
no info From the King to the Barrooms, Merle Haggard, 2008
no info Rocking The Country: 1957-1966, Warner Mack, 2008
no info The Early Years 1967-1970, Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen, 2008
no info There's Been a Change in Me (1951-1955), Eddy Arnold, 2008
no info Hoyt ôSlim" Bryant & His Wildcats, vol. 2, 2008
no info Then and Now: From Joe Meek to New Zealand, Houston Wells, 2008
no info Dusty Trails, Tex Ritter, 2008
no info Loango, Nell Robinson, 2009
no info Sings Elvis in Memphis, Svenne Hedlund, 2010
no info Rock 'N' Roll Roots, Jerry Lee Lewis, 2010
no info The Versatile, Rosalie Allen, 2010
no info Sweet Memories, Jerry Franklin, 2010
no info Barn Burners : 20 Songs for Tappin' Your Toes, Craig Duncan & the Smoky Mountain Band, 2010
no info Young Man with the Big Beat: The Complete '56 Masters, Elvis Presley, 2011
no info Take Me Back to Tennessee, The Blue Sky Boys, 2011
no info Complete Western All-Star Sessions, John Leyton, 2011
no info Greatest Hits, Al Hirt, 2011
no info Rare Country Classics, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Wiley Walker and Gene Sullivan), 2011
no info Legendary Country Hits, Vol. 7, Various Artists (Wiley Walker and Gene Sullivan), 2011
no info Shake Rattle & Roll: Original-Hits & Rarities of the 50's, Various Artists (Big Al Downing), 2011

Lyrics

The version of the song on the Black Mountain Boys tape is incomplete, at least one verse is missing. The lyrics used are;

Memories that linger in my heart
Memories that make my heart grow cold
Maybe they'll live again sweetheart
When my blue moon again will turn to gold

When my blue moon turns to gold again
When the rainbow turns the clouds away
When my blue moon turns to gold again
You'll be back in my [arms] to stay

[The castles we used to build] together
Were the sweetest stories ever told
In my dreams I (cut)

 
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