Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys – Miss Molly

“Miss Molly”, a song written by Cindy Walker, was first recorded by Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys. Bob Wills, was accompanied on the recording by: Leon Huff (vocal), Doyle Salathier (guitar), Leon McAuliffe (steel and vocal), Darrell Jones (bass), Joe Holley (fiddle), Bob Wills (fiddle), Louis Tierney (fiddle), Bob Fitzgerald (drums), Morris Billington (piano) + horns.

“Miss Molly”, a song written by Cindy Walker, was first recorded by Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys for the Okeh label, on July 15, 1942, on CBS Studio (Radio Station KNX) 6121 Gower and Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, CA 28. In that same session, five more songs were recorded, Bob Wills, was accompanied on the recording by: Leon Huff (vocal), Doyle Salathier (guitar), Leon McAuliffe (steel and vocal), Darrell Jones (bass), Joe Holley (fiddle), Bob Wills (fiddle), Louis Tierney (fiddle), Bob Fitzgerald (drums), Morris Billington (piano) + horns. The song was released in July 1943, and was later re-released on May 12, 1947, as the B-side of Roly-Poly for the Columbia label.

The song would be re-recorded on December 3, 1973, in Dallas, TX. In that session 16 songs were recorded, Bob was accompanied at the recording session by: Bob Wills (speach), Leon McAuliffe (steel, vocal on Miss Molly), Eldon Shamblin (electric guitar), Tommy Allsup and Bob Moore (bass), Leon Rausch (bass, vocal), Jody Nix (drums and vocal), Smokey Dacus (drums), Keith Coleman (fiddle), Johnny Gimble (fiddle and electric mandolin), Hoyle Nix (fiddle and vocal) and Al Stricklin (piano).



The song was featured on Bob Wills & His Texas Cowboys’ first studio album, Bob Wills Round Up (Columbia 1947).

The second recording included the two vinyl box set, For the Last Time (United Artists Records 1974).

Versions:

Asleep at the Wheel 1974 (Epic)
The Old 97’s 1994 (Big Iron Records)
Salty Dogs 1994 (Urmel Records)
Leroy Troy 2001 (Rounder)
Willie Nelson 2006 (Lost Highway)
Wild River Band 2007 (WRM)
Frank Znort Quartet 2012 (Znort Records)
Bumper Jacksons 2014 (BJM)




Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys – Miss Molly Lyrics

Oh, have you seen Miss Molly
Her cheeks are rosy red
Her lips are soft as satin
And they taste like ginger bread

Oh, Oh, Oh, me, oh, my Miss Molly I’m in love with you
Oh, me, oh, my Miss Molly won’t you say you love me too

Now when Miss Molly’s smilin’
The sun is dim a spell
And when she laughs
Her voice is like a little silver bell

Oh, Oh, Oh, me, oh, my Miss Molly I’m in love with you
Oh, me, oh, my Miss Molly won’t you say you love me too

I’ll trade my horse and saddle
Cow drivin’ I’ll re-sign
If only Miss Molly
Will say that she’ll be mine

Oh, Oh, Oh, me, oh, my Miss Molly I’m in love with you
Oh, me, oh, my Miss Molly won’t you say you love me too

Now listen dear Miss Molly
I’ve told you this before
And even though’ I told you so
I’ll tell you just once more

Oh, Oh, Oh, me, oh, my Miss Molly I’m in love with you
Oh, me, oh, my Miss Molly won’t you say you love me tooHe’s crazy over me

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