Ribbon of Darkness

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"Ribbon of Darkness"
Single by Gordon Lightfoot
B-side" Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues"
Released1965
Label United Artists
Songwriter(s)Gordon Lightfoot
Gordon Lightfoot singles chronology
" I'm Not Sayin'"
(1965)
"Ribbon of Darkness"
(1965)
"For Loving Me"
(1966)
"Ribbon of Darkness"
Single by Marty Robbins
B-side"Little Robin"
ReleasedMarch 22, 1965
Genre Country
Length2:30
Label Columbia 4-43258
Songwriter(s)Gordon Lightfoot
Marty Robbins singles chronology
"Turn the Lights Down Low"
(1965)
"Ribbon of Darkness"
(1965)
"Old Red"
(1965)

"Ribbon of Darkness" is a song written by Gordon Lightfoot that was released in 1965 as a single by Marty Robbins. The song was Robbins' eleventh number one on the U.S. country singles chart, where it spent one week at the top and a total of nineteen weeks on the chart. [1]

Lightfoot's own version was released as single in 1965 [2] and included in his 1966 debut album Lightfoot! and again for his 1975 compilation album Gord's Gold. The latter recording features the song in a medley with " I'm Not Sayin'", as does the live recording from Lightfoot's 1969 Sunday Concert album.

Other cover versions

Chart performance

Marty Robbins

Chart (1965) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs ( Billboard) [4] 1
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles ( Billboard) [5] 3

Connie Smith

Chart (1969) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs ( Billboard) [6] 13
Canada Country Tracks ( RPM) [7] 1

References

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 294.
  2. ^ Wayne Francis. "Gordon Lightfoot 60's Singles". Lightfoot.ca. Retrieved 2016-09-29.
  3. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 320.
  4. ^ "Marty Robbins Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Marty Robbins Chart History (Bubbling Under Hot 100)". Billboard.
  6. ^ "Connie Smith Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.
  7. ^ " Top RPM Country Tracks: Issue 5980." RPM. Library and Archives Canada.