When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again

Song composer(s)

Sullivan, Gene / Walker, Wiley

Grateful Dead Recordings

Not recorded by the Dead

Dead Related Recordings

No Dead related recordings entered

Other Recordings

Elvis : Elvis Presley (1956)
Slim Whitman Sings : Slim Whitman (1959)
Together Again : Hank Snow & Anita Carter (1962)
Bluegrass Special : Jim & Jesse (1963)
Eddy's Songs : Eddy Arnold (1964)
The Best of Frank Ifield : Frank Ifield (1966)
Single : Bill Monroe & his Blue Grass Boys (1967)
San Antonio Rose & Other Country Favorites : The Sons Of Pioneers (1968)
All The Best Of Johnnie & Jack : Johnnie & Jack (1970)
Bean Blossom : Bill Monroe (1973)
Over The Hills To The Poorhouse : Lester Flatt (1974)
Mind Your Love : Jerry Reed (1975)
Rare Jerry Lee Lewis, Volume 1: Jerry Lee Lewis (1975)
Ramblin' Fever : Merle Haggard (1977)
1935-1977 - I've Been Around A While : Ral Donner (1980)
The Running Kind : Rye Whisky Road Band (1982)
The Sun Years : Jerry Lee Lewis (1982)
Best Of : Brian Coll (1984)
20 Golden Pieces : Hank Thompson (1985)
Booneville Mississippi Flash : Hayden Thompson (1985)
His Best : Merle Haggard (1985)
Walt Benton : Walt Benton (1986)
Rockin' and Rollin' : Big Al Downing (1988)
Wley & Gene - Radio Favorites, Vol. 1 : Wiley Walker & Gene Sullival (1988)
Tennessee Mountain Boys : Johnnie & Jack (1988)
Country Store : Boxcar Willie (1988)
The Rockin' Country Man : Hayden Thompson (1989)
Classic : Jerry Lee Lewis (1989)
The Thesaurus Transcriptions : Hank Snow (1991)
Bluegrass 1959-1969 : Bill Monroe (1991)
The Singing Ranger, Vol. 3 : Hank Snow (1994)
Class Of '96 : The Osborne Brothers (1996)

Performance History

Played by the Black Mountain Boys on the 7th March 1964.

Not performed by the Grateful Dead. Occurs only on pre-Dead tapes featuring future members of the dead.


The version on the Black Mountain Boys tape is incomplete, at least one verse is missing. The lyrics used are;

Memories that linger in my heart
Memories that make my heart grow cold
Maybe they'll live again sweetheart
When my blue moon again will turn to gold

When my blue moon turns to gold again
When the rainbow turns the clouds away
When my blue moon turns to gold again
You'll be back in my [arms] to stay

[The castles we used to build] together
Were the sweetest stories ever told
In my dreams I (cut)