LORENA

Created on 12/07/2003
Latest update on 25/12/2021

Artist: Frank Coombs
Author: Henry Webster/Joseph Webster
Label: Columbia
Year: 1911

Popular song during the American Civil War, making soldiers homesick on both sides of the line. Joseph Webster also composed In The Sweet By And By.

Covers:

1914:

Metropolitan Quartet [for Edison]

1930:

Blue Ridge Mountain Girls

1959:

Charlie Williams [taking credits]

1959:

Johnny Cash [crediting Charlie Williams, so do Bobby Bare, Slim Whitman, Waylon Jenninge and Tex Ritter]

1961:

Bobby Bare

1963:

Slim Whitman

1964:

Waylon Jennings

1965:

Elvis Presley [as Forget Me Never on lp Elvis For Everyone; cut in '60 for film Wild In The Country]

1972:

Tex Ritter

Not to be confused with plantation song (No More The Moon Shines On) Lorena, first recorded as Way Down In Alabama (see there).

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