Tracklist

CD 1: Guitar Rags and a Too Fast Past, Vol. 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 You’ll Be Lonesome, Too
Merle Travis 3:17
2 The Steppin’ Out Kind
Merle Travis 2:52
3 When Mussolini Laid His Pistol Down
Merle Travis 2:50
4 Two Time Annie
Merle Travis 2:37
5 What Willi Do
Merle Travis 2:40
6 So Long, Farewell, Goodbye
Merle Travis 2:45
7 God Put a Rainbow in the Clouds
Merle Travis 3:04
8 It May Be Too Late
Merle Travis 2:56
9 Be on Your Way
Merle Travis 3:03
10 Rainin’ on the Mountain
Merle Travis 2:45
11 Give Me Your Hand
Merle Travis 2:39
12 Out on the Open Range
Merle Travis 2:46
13 Ridin’ Down to Santa Fe
Merle Travis 3:12
14 Homey Grits
Merle Travis 2:50
15 That’s All
Merle Travis 2:49
16 Boogie Woogie Boy
Merle Travis 3:05
17 Boogie Woogie Boy (alternate)
Merle Travis 2:58
18 I Used to Work in Chicago
Merle Travis 2:40
19 Merle’s Buck Dance
Merle Travis 2:50
20 Steel Guitar Stomp
Merle Travis 2:53
21 I Used to Work in Chicago (alternate)
Merle Travis 2:39
22 I’m All Through Trusting You
Merle Travis 3:02
23 Weary Lonesome Me
Merle Travis 2:33
24 No Vacancy
Merle Travis 3:03
25 Cincinnati Lou
Merle Travis 2:37
26 Two Is a Couple (And Three Is a Crowd)
Merle Travis 2:34
27 What a Shame
Merle Travis 2:48
28 T for Texas (Blue Yodel #1)
Merle Travis 2:19
CD 2: Guitar Rags and a Too Fast Past, Vol. 2
# Title Rating Length
1 Missouri
2:46
2 Divorce Me C.O.D.
3:01
3 A Fool at the Steering Wheel
2:49
4 Nine Pound Hammer
2:41
5 Sixteen Tons (false start)
0:56
6 Sixteen Tons
2:53
7 Dark as a Dungeon
2:50
8 Over by Number Nine
3:10
9 That's All
3:01
10 John Henry
3:08
11 Muskrat
3:21
12 I Am a Pilgrim
2:54
13 This World Is Not My Home
2:47
14 The Covered Wagon Rolled Right Along
2:59
15 Oh Why Did I Ever Leave Montana
2:44
16 A Little Too Fer
2:27
17 When Rosie Riccoola Do the Hoola Ma Boola
2:33
18 Steel Guitar Rag (alternate)
2:58
19 Honey Bunch (alternate)
2:24
20 Sweet Temptation
2:55
21 Don't Hand Me That Old Line
2:49
22 Steel Guitar Rag
3:05
23 Honey Bunch
2:45
24 So Round! So Firm! So Fully Packed!
3:00
25 Alimoney Bound
2:59
26 Follow Thru
2:59
27 Three Times Seven
2:58
28 I' Sick and Tired of You, Little Darling
3:00
CD 3: Guitar Rags and a Too Fast Past, Vol. 3
# Title Rating Length
1 Sunshines's Back in Town
2:44
2 The Devil to Pay
2:46
3 Steel Guitar Rag
2:46
4 Lawdy What a Gal
2:53
5 Sioux City Sue
2:33
6 Muskrat
2:38
7 Fat Gal (false start)
1:10
8 Fat Gal
2:39
9 I Like My Chicken Fryin' Size
2:46
10 Merle's Boogie Woogie (alternate)
2:47
11 Merle's Boogie Woogie
3:31
12 Dapper Dan
2:49
13 When My Baby Double Talks to Me
2:55
14 I'm Pickin' Up the Pieces of My Heart
2:50
15 Information Please
2:55
16 Any Old Time
2:45
17 Kentucky Mean Paradise
2:39
18 Leave My Honey Bee Alone
2:55
19 I'm a Natural Born Gamblin' Man
3:11
20 Get Along Blues
2:54
21 A Too Fast Past
2:58
22 Crazy Boogie
2:51
23 You Better Try Another Man
2:36
24 Deck of Cards
3:05
25 Wabash Cannonball
2:33
26 Blues Stay Away From Me
2:39
27 Philosophy
2:30
28 I Got a Mean Old Woman
3:06
CD 4: Guitar Rags and a Too Fast Past, Vol. 4
# Title Rating Length
1 I'm Picking Up the Pieces of My Heart
2:29
2 Petticoat Fever
2:53
3 Start Even
3:10
4 Guitar Rag
2:28
5 Cane Bottom Chair
2:46
6 I'm Knee Deep in Trouble
2:23
7 Little Miss Sherlock Holmes
2:15
8 Too Much Sugar for a Dime (& Georgia Brown & Judy Hayden)
2:16
9 Spoonin' Moon (& Georgia Brown & Judy Hayden)
2:26
10 Trouble, Trouble (& The Whippoorwills)
2:51
11 El Reno (& Georgia Brown & Judy Hayden & The Whippoorwills)
2:38
12 Won'tcha Be My Baby
2:30
13 Dry Bread
2:38
14 Lost John Boogie (& The Whippoorwills)
2:23
15 Deep South (& The Whippoorwills)
2:09
16 Boogie in Minor (& The Whippoorwills)
2:28
17 Let's Settle Down (to Runnin' Around Together)(& The Whippoorwills)
2:25
18 Done Rovin'
2:24
19 Faithful Fool
2:31
20 Love Must Be Ketchin'
2:11
21 Kinfolks in Carolina
2:03
22 Kinfolks in Carolina
2:26
23 Rainy Day Feelin'
2:22
24 A Too Fast Past
2:38
25 Knee Deep in Trouble
2:39
26 Ain't That a Cryin' Shame
2:21
27 I'll See You in My Dreams
1:55
28 Cannon Ball Rag
1:57
29 I'll Have Myself a Ball
2:34
30 Bayou Baby (a Cajun Lullaby)
2:36
31 Green Cheese
2:54
CD 5: Guitar Rags and a Too Fast Past, Vol. 5
# Title Rating Length
1 Louisiana Boogie
2:46
2 Guitar Rag
2:22
3 Saturday Night Shuffle
2:23
4 The Waltz You Saved for Me
2:29
5 Crazy 'Bout You
2:25
6 Re-Enlistment Blues
3:23
7 Dance of the Golden Rod
3:08
8 Gambler's Guitar
2:39
9 Shut Up and Drink Your Beer
2:12
10 Seminole Drag
2:48
11 Jolie Fille (Pretty Girl)
2:05
12 I Can't Afford the Coffee (I'm Tired of Drinkin' Weak Tea Blues)
2:58
13 Blue Bell
2:21
14 Memphis Blues
2:37
15 The Sheik of Araby
2:06
16 On a Bicycle Built for Two (Daisy Belle)
2:13
17 Black Diamond Blues
3:06
18 Blue Smoke (remake)
2:29
19 Walking the Strings
1:52
20 Saturday Night Shuffle
2:09
21 Sleepy Time Gal
2:39
22 Tuck Me to Sleep in My Old 'Tucky Home
2:31
23 Rockabye Rag
1:59
24 Bugle Call Rag
2:23
25 Cuddle Up a Little Closer, Lovey Mine
2:33
26 Beer Barrel Polka
2:37
27 Turn My Picture Upside Down
2:31
28 If You Want It, I've Got It
2:45
29 Lazy River
2:26
30 Hunky Dory
2:33

Credits

CD 2: Guitar Rags and a Too Fast Past, Vol. 2

composer:
Leon McAuliffe (track 18)
Cliffie Stone (tracks 18, 27)
Merle Travis (tracks 6, 18, 27)
lyricist:
Merle Travis (track 6)
publisher:
is the basis for:
Seize tonnes (track 6)
Sie hieß Mary Ann (track 6)
later parody versions:
Sixteen Tons (Parody) (track 6)
later translated versions:
靜心等 (track 6)
recording of:
Sixteen Tons (track 6)
Steel Guitar Rag (track 18)
Three Times Seven (track 27)

CD 3: Guitar Rags and a Too Fast Past, Vol. 3

composer:
Leon McAuliffe (track 3)
Cliffie Stone (track 3)
Merle Travis (track 3)
writer:
Leon Rusk (track 2)
Merle Travis (track 2)
recording of:
Steel Guitar Rag (track 3)
The Devil to Pay (track 2)

CD 5: Guitar Rags and a Too Fast Past, Vol. 5

composer:
Emil Flindt (track 4)
Wayne King (track 4)
Billy Meyers (track 24)
Jack Pettis (track 24)
Elmer Schoebel (track 24)
Ted Snyder (1921) (track 15)
lyricist:
Gus Kahn (track 4)
Harry B. Smith (1921) (track 15)
Francis Wheeler (1921) (track 15)
recording of:
Bugle Call Rag (track 24)
The Sheik of Araby (track 15)
referred to in medleys:
Let's Have Another Party (Winifred Atwell medley) (track 15)
Bugle Call Rag Medley (tracks 15, 24)