Blue Bayou

Album: Simple Dreams (1977)
Charted: 35 3
  • I feel so bad I got a worried mind
    I'm so lonesome all the time
    Since I left my baby behind
    On Blue Bayou

    Saving nickles, saving dimes
    Working til the sun don't shine
    Looking forward to happier times
    On Blue Bayou

    I'm going back someday
    Come what may
    To Blue Bayou
    Where the folks are fun
    And the world is mine
    On Blue Bayou
    Where those fishing boats
    With their sails afloat
    If I could only see
    That familiar sunrise
    Through sleepy eyes
    How happy I'd be

    Gonna see my baby again
    Gonna be with some of my friends
    Maybe I'll feel better again
    On Blue Bayou

    Saving nickles saving dimes
    Working til the sun don't shine
    Looking forward to happier times
    On Blue Bayou

    I'm going back someday
    Come what may
    To Blue Bayou
    Where the folks are fun
    And the world is mine
    On Blue Bayou
    Where those fishing boats
    With their sails afloat
    If I could only see
    That familiar sunrise
    Through sleepy eyes
    How happy I'd be

    Oh that boy of mine
    By my side
    The silver moon
    And the evening tide
    Oh some sweet day
    Gonna take away
    This hurting inside
    Well I'll never be blue
    My dreams come true
    On Blue Bayou Writer/s: Joe Melson, Roy Orbison
    Publisher: Barbara Orbison Music Company, Orbi-Lee Music, R-Key Darkus, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 9

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1977 {November 20th} Linda Ronsdadt's covered version of "Blue Bayou" peaked at #2 {for 2 weeks} on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart, the two records that kept it out of the top spot were "The Wurlitzer Prize" by Waylon Jennings and "Here You Come Again" by Dolly Parton...
    "Blue Bayou" reached #3 on both Billboard's Top 100 and Adult Contemporary Tracks chart...
    Between 1974 and 1995 the Tucson, Arizona native had twenty-three records on the Hot Country Singles chart, nine made the Top 10 with one reaching #1, "To Know Him Is To Love Him", with Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris, for one week in May of 1987...
    She charted four times as a member of a trio with Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris...
    Linda Maria Ronstadt celebrated her 74th birthday four months ago on July 15th, 2020...
    May God bless and kept a watch over Ms. Ronsdadt...
    And from the 'For What It's Worth' department, the remainder of the Hot Country Singles Top 10 on November 20th, 1977:
    At #3. "Here You Come Again" by Dolly Parton
    #4. "From Graceland To The Promised Land" by Merle Haggard
    #5. "Roses For Mama" by C. W. McCall
    #6. "One of A Kind" by Tammy Wynette
    #7. "I'm Knee Deep In Loving You" by Dave and Sugar
    #8. "You Light Up My Life" by Debby Boone
    #9. "Fools Fall In Love" by Jacky Ward
    #10. "Don't Let Me Touch You" by Marty Robbins
  • Candy Gurl from San Francisco, CaSearch Blue Bayou on YouTube and Discover the Billie Holiday version. This was recorded in Billie's post mortem phase when she was heavily influenced by Lynn Anderson.
  • Seventhmist from 7th HeavenI remember seeing a horse in one of the Triple Crown races named "Blew By You."
  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaHave just seen a program about Mr. Orbison and heard that Crying was recorded just after his kids were killed in that horrible fire. Don't know about Blue Bayou. Have heard both versions and I have to say I liked Linda's better.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn September 8th 1963, "Blue Bayou" by Roy Orbison entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #86; and on October 13th, 1963 it peaked at #29 {for 1 week} and spent 10 weeks on the Top 100...
    The week it peaked at #29; the record's A-side, "Mean Woman Blues", was at #7 on the Top 100 and on November 3rd, 1963 it would peaked at #5 {for 2 weeks}...
    Sadly; 'The Big O' passed away at the young age of 52 on December 6th, 1988...
    May he R.I.P.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn December 11th 1977, "Blue Bayou" by Linda Ronstadt peaked at #3 (for 4 weeks) on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; it had entered on chart on September 3rd and spent 23 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #2 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart & in Canada and #3 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart...
    Ms. Ronstadt will celebrate her 68th birthday come next July 15th...
    May God bless and watch over her.
  • Laura from El Paso, TxLinda Ronstadt has all but been forgotten by today's music standards but she has one of the most amazing voices of all time. Just listen how it seems like she is almost crying when she sings this song. Stunning
  • Larry from Coral Springs, FlLinda Ronstadt had such a great voice and she did this number beautifully
  • Joycemorrison from Phglad to know these trivia. i was just a kid when i first heard this but the lyrics and tone--okay, the way linda *sang* it--caught young sentimental me. never forgot it since. when i was much older it was one of the songs i recorded when we fooled around making our own "albums".
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