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"The Last Thing on My Mind"
song by Tom Paxton from the album Ramblin' Boy
Released1964 (1964)
Writer(s)Tom Paxton
Composer(s)Tom Paxton
This article is about the Tom Paxton song. For other songs of this name, see Last Thing on My Mind.

"The Last Thing on My Mind" is a song written by American musician and singer-songwriter Tom Paxton in the early 1960s and recorded first by Paxton in 1964. The song was released on Paxton's 1964 album Ramblin' Boy, which was his first album released on Elektra Records.

The song remains one of Paxton's best-known compositions.


  • 1 Other recordings
  • 2 Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton version
  • 3 Soundtrack
  • 4 References

Other recordings

The song has since been covered by dozens of artists, including:

  • Bill Anderson
  • Chet Atkins
  • Joan Baez
  • Harry Belafonte
  • Blitzen Trapper
  • Pat Boone
  • Dennis Brown
  • Chris de Burgh
  • Glen Campbell
  • The Carter Family
  • Johnny Cash (with Diana Trask)
  • Liam Clancy
  • Gene Clark
  • Judy Collins
  • Cry, Cry, Cry
  • Rick Danko
  • Joe Dassin
  • Sandy Denny
  • John Denver
  • Neil Diamond
  • The Dillards
  • Danny Doyle
  • The Dubliners
  • Phil Everly
  • Marianne Faithfull
  • José Feliciano
  • Julie Felix
  • Flatt & Scruggs
  • Tompall & the Glaser Brothers
  • Noel Harrison
  • Carolyn Hester
  • Mary Hopkin
  • Samuel Hui
  • Joe and Eddie
  • The Kingston Trio
  • Hank Locklin
  • Misty River
  • The Chad Mitchell Trio
  • Nana Mouskouri
  • The Move
  • Anne Murray
  • Willie Nelson
  • Daniel O'Donnell
  • Gram Parsons
  • Herb Pedersen
  • Peter, Paul and Mary
  • Stu Phillips
  • Charley Pride
  • Paddy Reilly with The Dubliners
  • Tony Rice
  • The Seekers
  • Jean Shepard
  • Hank Snow
  • Clarence White
  • Delroy Wilson
  • Hannes Wader as "Ich werd' es überstehn (Last Thing On My Mind)" with German lyrics
  • Doc Watson
  • The Womenfolk

Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton version

"The Last Thing on My Mind"
Single by Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton
from the album Just Between You and Me
B-side"Home is Where the Hurt Is"
ReleasedOctober 1967
RecordedSeptember 1967, RCA Studio B
Writer(s)Tom Paxton
Producer(s)Bob Ferguson

Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton's 1967 duet recording of "The Last Thing on My Mind", their first single as a duet act, reached the top ten at number six on the U.S. country music singles chart in December of that year.[1]


It is performed by the Punch Brothers and Stark Sands in the soundtrack of the Coen Brothers' film Inside Llewyn Davis (2013).


  1. ^ David McGee (2009). "Of Many Colors, Indeed". Blue Grass Special. Retrieved 22 December 2015. 

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