SIDE ONE 1.  I THINK YOU’RE LOSING THE FEELING (Bobby Goldsboro) (3:40) 2.  ME AND THE ELEPHANTS (Benny Whitehead) (2:52) 3.  LIFE GETS HARD ON EASY STREET (Bobby Goldsboro) (3:24) 4.  BLACK FOOL’S GOLD (Bobby Goldsboro) (3:06) 5.  ME AND MILLIE (Bobby Goldsboro) (2:26) SIDE TWO 1.  HE’LL HAVE TO GO (Joe Allison/Audrey Allison) (3:34) 2.  I CAN’T HELP IT (IF I’M STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU) (Hank Williams) (2:38) 3.  I LOVE MUSIC (Bobby Goldsboro) (2:35) 4.  MARY LOU (HAS FINALLY MADE IT TO BROADWAY) (Bobby Goldsboro) (3:22) 5.  THE COWBOY AND THE LADY (Bobby Goldsboro) (3:17)
1977 Epic Records PE 34703
“Goldsboro” Album Billboard Magazine, August 27, 1977, Page 70, Top Album Picks, Recommended LP’s, Pop Goldsboro showcases some fine easy listening material in this package that not only displays his songwriting capabilities but also his sensitive delivery of lyrics.  Ballad and uptempo material provides a balance with production relying on a variation of instrumentation as Goldsboro eases from soft rock to light country overtones.  Best cuts:  “Life Gets Hard on Easy Street,” “Black Fool’s Gold,” “I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still in Love with You).” “Me and the Elephants” Single (8-50342) Top Position:  #6 Easy Listening, #82 Country, #104 Pop Billboard Magazine, February 19, 1977, page 64, Top Single Picks, Easy Listening Smooth but strongly organized version of a songthat has been covered  less well by several other artists in recent weeks.  Goldsboro’s gift for commercial sentimentality is well used in this flowing ballad about sad memories of an afternoon at the zoo with a long-gone lover. “The Cowboy and the Lady” Single (8-50413) Top Position:  #85 Country Billboard Magazine, June 25, 1977, Page 74, Top Single Picks, Pop, Recommended “He’ll Have to Go” Single (8-50480) Billboard Magazine, November 26, 1977, page 96, Top Single Picks, Country, Recommended “Black Fool’s Gold” Single (8-50535) Billboard Magazine, April 8, 1978, Page 87, Top Single Picks, Country, Recommended
Available on Compact Disc:  “Me and the Elephants,” “He’ll Have to Go,” “I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still in Love With You)” Available on Tape: 8-Track and cassette Available on Vinyl Singles: “Me and the Elephants,”“Life Gets Hard on Easy Street,” “Black Fool’s Gold,” “Me and Millie,” “He’ll Have to Go,” “I Love Music,” “The Cowboy and the Lady” Notable Covers:   “The Cowboy and the Lady” was a 1981 #50 country/#66 pop single for John Denver.  As “The Cowgirl and the Dandy,” it was #10 country for Brenda Lee in 1980, and recorded by Dolly Parton on her 1977 #1 country album, “Here You Come Again.”
Bobby is pictured with his daughter Brandy on the back cover of the album. “He’ll Have to Go” was an upbeat, rhythmic version very different than Jim Reeves’ 1960 #1 country/#2 pop hit. “The Cowboy and the Lady” was strongly considered for an ABC television movie, or (per the October 17, 1981 Billboard), a television series from Paramount.  The January 13, 1979 Billboard reported that actor James Caan’s production company bought the theatrical motion picture rights to the song. No projects were ever released. “Me and Millie,” about drinking wine, features a background vocal credit to “Two Winos” on the album cover.  
If someone else has come along, I’d like to know At least that way I’ll know just where I stand And girl, although I love you more than life itself Before I’ll watch us live our lives this way I’d rather lose you to another man - “I Think You’re Losing the Feeling” You’re a double-breasted, well-invested Chairman of the Board Hirin’ and a firin’ with a drop of your sword Workin’ every minute of a twelve-hour day You never bend but in the end, you’re the one who pays - “Life Gets Hard on Easy Street” There’s an easy way to brighten up your day Just let a little music come and take you away - “I Love Music”
I was born in the mountains of Appalachia Where little country roads used to wind Now there’s a big steam shovel tearin’ at the land A mountain at a time - “Black Fool’s Gold” She was twenty-one and such a lovely lady The morning that she stepped down from the train Now she’s pushing thirty-five, and got a baby And she spends her evenings walking in the rain - “Mary Lou (Has Finally Made it to Broadway)” The cowboy and the lady, as different as could be But it seemed so right, that rainy night in Tennessee - “The Cowboy and the Lady”
WITH PEN IN HAND The Songwriting of Bobby Goldsboro
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