The Folk Singer (Tommy Roe song)

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"The Folk Singer"
Single by Tommy Roe
from the album Sweet Pea
B-side"Count on Me"
ReleasedMarch 1963
LabelABC Records 10423
Songwriter(s)Merle Kilgore
Producer(s)Felton Jarvis
Tommy Roe singles chronology
"Gonna Take a Chance"
"The Folk Singer"
"Kiss and Run"

"The Folk Singer" is a song written by Merle Kilgore and performed by Tommy Roe. It reached number 4 in the United Kingdom, number 20 in Australia,[1] number 34 in Canada, and number 84 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1963.[2] It was later featured on his 1966 album, Sweet Pea.[3]

The song was produced by Felton Jarvis.[4]


  1. ^ Steffen Hung. "Forum - Chart Positions Pre 1989 Part 4 (ARIA Charts: Special Occasion Charts)". Retrieved July 15, 2014.
  2. ^ Tommy Roe, "The Folk Singer" Chart Positions, Retrieved July 15, 2014
  3. ^ Tommy Roe, Sweet Pea,, Retrieved July 15, 2014
  4. ^ Tommy Roe, "The Folk Singer" single release,, Retrieved July 15, 2014