SIDE ONE  1. TRUSTY LITTLE HERBERT (Bobby Goldsboro) (2:47)  2. DANNY (Bobby Goldsboro) (2:26)  3. MOJO HAND (Lightnin’ [Sam] Hopkins/Morgan Robinson/Clarence Lewis) (2:39)  4. RUBY TUESDAY (Mick Jagger/Keith Richards) (3:10)  5. WAITIN’ IN YOUR WELFARE LINE (Buck Owens/Don Rich/Nat Stuckey) (2:09)  6. YOU’RE ENTERTAINMENT FOR ME (Bobby Goldsboro) (2:08)    SIDE TWO  1. HARD LUCK JOE (Bobby Goldsboro) (2:47)  2. I’M A LITTLE MIXED UP (Betty James/Edward Johnson) (2:05)  3. RUBY, DON’T TAKE YOUR LOVE TO TOWN (Mel Tillis) (2:21)  4. NO FUN AT THE FAIR (Michael D’Abo) (2:42)  5. MY CUP RUNNETH OVER (Tom Jones/Harvey Schmidt) (2:23)  6. THREE IN THE MORNING (Andy Kim/Joseph Youakim/Gloria Spolan) (2:17)
1967 United Artists Records UAS 6599 (stereo) / UAL 3599 (mono)
"The Romantic, Wacky, Soulful, Rockin’, Country, Bobby Goldsboro" Album Billboard magazine, August 12, 1967, Page 36, Album Reviews, Pop Spotlight: A mixed bag, as its title implies, Goldsboro ranges far and wide to come up with an LP which should draw extensive interest.  His pop numbers range from “Ruby Tuesday” to “My Cup Runneth Over” and both fare well as do top country cuts as “Waitin’ in Your Welfare Line,” and “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town.”  The artist’s versatility also is demonstrated with his own “Hard Luck Joe”--a real gem. "Trusty Little Herbert" Single (UA #50186) Billboard magazine, July 22, 1967, Page 16, Spotlight Singles, Pop Spotlight - Predicted to reach the Hot 100 Chart: “Trusty Little Herbert”
Re-Issues:  “Danny” and “Hard Luck Joe” were included on the“Word Pictures” LP in 1968. Available on Compact Disc: “Trusty Little Herbert,” “Danny,” “Ruby Tuesday,” “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town,” “No Fun At The Fair” Available on Tape: 8-Track, cassette and reel-to-reel Available on Vinyl Singles: "Trusty Little Herbert,” “Danny,” “No Fun At The Fair,” “Three In The Morning” Notable Cover: “Hard Luck Joe” was country singer Johnny Duncan’s first charted hit in 1967.
The back cover displays lyrics for four Bobby Goldsboro songs:  “Hard Luck Joe” and three others.  “Look Around You, It’s Christmas Time” was released on single and on the “Word Pictures” LP in 1968.  “Who Am I?” and “My Book of Life” were never released, although a short snippet of “Who Am I?” appears on the United Artists Music Publishing Group promotional LP from 1974. James E. Perone’s 2001 book, “Songs of the Vietnam Conflict,” suggests that Kenny Rogers and The First Edition’s hit version of “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town” “probably borrowed from Bobby Goldsboro’s approach” with an arrangement having an emphasis on percussion. The original UK demo of “No Fun at the Fair” had a short violin solo after each chorus but didn’t appear on the released version.
Trusty little Herbert, he said “this just won’t work, How can I hope to win her hand when I am just a clerk? I’ve got to get some money, and I have just the plan One mistake is all it takes, just one slip of my hand” - “Trusty Little Herbert” Keep playing your game, I’ll do the same I’ll just pretend that I don’t see While you’re on the run, I’m havin’ fun You’re entertainment for me - “You’re Entertainment for Me”
Nothing I could gain, no wealth or fame Could take the place of the smiling face of Danny - “Danny” Hard Luck Joe, you all know me, I live in every town I never seem to get a break, I just get pushed around - “Hard Luck Joe” If I’ve dried a single tear, Or made just one man smile Then these few years I’ve spent on Earth Have all been made worthwhile - “My Book of Life”
WITH PEN IN HAND The Songwriting of Bobby Goldsboro
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