Oldies/trying to stump you!
Dogie wrote at 2008-05-27 01:40:46
The answer is: Pat Brady, Roy Rogers sidekick on his TV show. (The backup was sung by the sons of the Pioneers, so the first answer was right, mostly.) The song explained why Pat drove Nellybelle the Jeep instead of ridng a horse. I have a 45 of the song that I played a lot as a kid. (Graveyard Filler is actuially the flip side--the A side is "Ballad of Davy Crockett"--which I played a lot, too. I have recorded it onto CD, but all the static is still there!
jim wrote at 2008-10-28 21:11:48
Grave Yard Filler of the West was one of my most favorite songs in my youth. I have not heard it in 30 plus years, but remember most of the words. I wore out the grooves in my 45 record a long time ago.
I cannot find a recording of this record anywhere. It is too bad. I hope someone has a copy.
Peanut gallery wrote at 2011-03-27 15:55:53
Well, The Sons of the Pioneers is pretty close as they were the accompanying musicians to Pat Brady. This song (The Graveyard Filler of the West) became almost a theme song for Pat Brady and was revised to incorporate his switching from a horse to a willys jeep (Nellie Belle).
Beth wrote at 2014-01-19 22:01:55
I broke this 45 as a kid because my brother kept playing it over and over. I have since looked for it without luck. I remember part of the lyrics were "I lost my hair, my teeth fell out, my feet went flat and I got the gout." Sure wish I knew where I could get a copy of it. Would love to give it to my brother as a gift!
Audrey Kilgore wrote at 2015-01-17 06:01:37
I remember the Graveyard Filler of the West. It was sung by Pat Brady in the version you mentioned. I think it was the flip-side of the Pioneers version of Davy Crockett. We had a wind-up record player and loved the songs. It kept us kids busy for hours. I learned many songs by heart. But only the last verse of that one. didn't know the original version was different. It was around 1957. I was in grade school at the time. I would love to have those records and player again. And the times with my brothers and sister.
Thanks for your site and fond memories being rekindled.