Too Late to Worry, Too Blue to Cry (song)

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"Too Late to Worry, Too Blue to Cry" is a 1944 song by Al Dexter. The song is the B-side to "So Long Pal" and went to number one on the Folk Juke Box charts for two weeks and stayed on the charts for a total of thirty weeks. [1]

Al Dexter American singer-songwriter

Clarence Albert Poindexter, known as Al Dexter, was an American country musician and songwriter. He is best known for "Pistol Packin' Mama," a 1944 hit that was one of the most popular recordings of the World War II years and later became a hit again with a cover by Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters.

"So Long Pal" is a 1944 song by Al Dexter and His Troopers. The song was the follow-up to Al Dexter's two-sided hit, "Pistol Packin' Mama"/"Rosalita". "So Long Pal" stayed at the number one position on the Folk Juke Box chart for thirteen weeks. The B-side of the song, entitled, "Too Late to Worry, Too Blue to Cry" would also hit number one on the same chart.

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Glen Campbell American musician, songwriter, actor

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References

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  2. Ronnie Milsap Chart History
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