Recorded by Don Walser
Words and music by Don Walser
If we don't keep the old Country music alive, it's gonna die!
You let the roots die on a big old tree and the whole tree's gone!
This is an old song I wrote, called: Country Gold.
1. [G] Well, I wonder what happened to the good old Country Gold
Has Country music really lost [D] its soul
Well, [G] I don't mind Rhythm and Blues
And I [C] still like Rock and Roll
But I [G] sure need some [D] good old Country [G] Gold.
2. [G] Oh! they tell me Country music's moved to town
What we're hearin' is a more progress-[D] ive sound
But [G] there's a few million of us
Who sorta [C] feel left out in the cold
'Cause [G] we still like that [D] good old Country [G] Gold.
3. [G] Well, if you listen to your radio all day long
All you hear is the same 15 or [D] 20 songs
And if [G] you're past 35, you're [C] considered to be too old
Well, [G] I wonder what happened to the [D] good old Country [G] Gold?
4. Oh! tell me what happened to the good old Country Gold
Has Country music really lost its soul
What I'm hearin' today sounds a lot like Rock and Roll
Well, I wonder what happened to the good old Country Gold.
REPEAT VERSE 3.
5. Oh! you never hear the good instrumental tunes
Breakdown fiddles and cryin' steels are gone
You gotta drive a 100 miles, if you wanta see a Bluegrass show
'Cause you won't find Bluegrass on your radio.
6. Now if Hank and Lefty were around today
I wonder if they would get an-y air play
Like Er-nest and Roy, Bob Wills or Bill Monroe
They've just stopped playin' that good old Country Gold.
REPEAT VERSE 1.
TAG: Oh! Tell me what happened to the good old Country Gold.