Linda Ronstadt performs “ Blue Bayou” On The Muppets Show.

Linda Ronstadt took the song to number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in late 1977, where it held for three weeks, the single was RIAA certified Gold in January 1978. Was later certified Platinum (for over 2 million copies sold in the United States). was nominated for the Grammy Award for Record of the Year and for Best Female

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” Blue Bayou”:

Linda Ronstadt - Blue Bayou (Cover Single)
Linda Ronstadt – Blue Bayou (Cover Single)

“Blue Bayou” is a song written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson. It was originally sung and recorded by Orbison, who had an international hit with his version in 1963. It later became Linda Ronstadt’s signature song, with which she scored a charting hit with her cover of “Blue Bayou” in 1977. The song has since been recorded by many other artists.

Linda Ronstadt took the song to number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in late 1977, where it held for three weeks, as well as number 2 Country and number 3 Easy Listening. It also reached number 2, for four weeks, on the Cash Box Top 100 chart.

The single was RIAA certified Gold (for sales of over 1 million US copies) in January 1978. It was the first of Ronstadt’s three Gold singles. Don Henley of the Eagles sang backup on the recording.”Blue Bayou” was later certified Platinum (for over 2 million copies sold in the United States). It was a worldwide smash and was also popular in a Spanish-language version called “Lago Azul”.

Roy Orbison - Blue Bayou (Cover Single)
Roy Orbison – Blue Bayou (Cover Single)

Some Versions:
Roy Orbison July 1963
Linda Ronstadt 1977
Tracy 1978
The Tielman Brothers 1979
Billie Jo Spears 1981
Lynn Anderson 1985
Jean Stafford 1990
The Cox Family 1995
Countdown June 2001
Pete Anderson 2004
Gina Jeffreys September 17, 2010

Linda Ronstadt – Blue Bayou Lyrics

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 fine
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 fine
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

Linda Ronstadt - Blue Bayou (Single 1977)
Linda Ronstadt – Blue Bayou (Single 1977)