Mac Wiseman performs “Tis Sweet To Be Remembered” On Grand Ole Opry 1990.

The song was released in September 1951. This song catapulted him to solo stardom. In 1955 it was included in an Ep of four songs, Songs from the Hills (Dot 1955), finally in 1957 it was included in Mac's first studio album, Tis Sweet To Be Remembered (Dot 1957).

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Tis Sweet To Be Remembered:

Ep cover Mac Wiseman ( Dot 1955 )
Ep cover Mac Wiseman ( Dot 1955 )

A song written by William Marshall Cook, it was recorded by Mac Wiseman for the Dot label, it was his first solo single, it was recorded on May 23, 1951, on the radio station KWKH, 509 Market St., Shreveport, LA, Mac was accompanied on the recording by: Mac Wiseman (vocal guitar and rhythm), Edward Ted Mullins (mandolin), Joseph Joe Medford (banjo), Donald Don Davis (bass) and Ralph Mayo (violin). With the production of Robert Bob Sullivan, the song was released in September 1951. This song catapulted him to solo stardom.

The song was released only in single in 1951, but in 1955 it was included in an Ep of four songs, Songs from the Hills (Dot 1955), finally in 1957 it was included in Mac’s first studio album, Tis Sweet To Be Remembered (Dot 1957).

Lp cover Mac Wiseman ( Dot 1957 )
Lp cover Mac Wiseman ( Dot 1957 )

On July 5, 1973, Mac recorded the song for the RCA label, along with Lester Flatt, at RCA Victor Studio, 800 17th Ave. South, Nashville, TN. On February 1, 1979, Mac re-recorded it with The Osborne Brothers for the CMH label, at Hilltop Recording Studio, 902 Due West Ave., Nashville, TN.

The first recording of the song was that of Bob Lester & Bud Green for the Panachord label, recorded on November 13, 1930 and released in December 1932.

 

Lp cover Mac Wiseman & Lester Flatt
Lp cover Mac Wiseman & Lester Flatt

Versions:

Bob Lester & Bud Green 1932 (Panachord)
The Hilltoppers 1936 (Conqueror)
Cowboy Cups 1951 (king records)
Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys 1951 (Columbia)
Jimmie Skinner 1951 (Capitol)
Roy Drusky 1962 (Decca)
Lester Flatt & Mac Wiseman 1973 (RCA)
Pat Boone 1997 (Hip-O Records)

Mac Wiseman – Tis Sweet To Be Remembered Lyrics

As I travel all this world
Just to soothe my movin’ mind

And the messages I get
From a dear one left behind

They were filled with sweetest words
That so touched me when I heard
Dear oh dear can I forget
These are some things that she’d say

Tis sweet to be remembered on a bright or gloomy day
Tis sweet to be remembered by a dear one far away
Tis sweet to be remembered remembered remembered
Tis sweet to be remembered when you are far away

Single Mac Wiseman ( DOT 1951 )
Single Mac Wiseman ( DOT 1951 )

Miquel Batlle
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