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The Beach Boys

Ballad of Ole Betsy

2 Sep, 1963

The Beach Boys release the Ballad of Ole Betsy on the Little Deuce Coupe album. It is written by Brian Wilson and Roger Christian. Mike Love states:

She may be rusted iron, but to me she’s solid gold. I just can’t hold the tears back, because Betty’s growing old…’ it just gets me. It’s so descriptive and so beautiful.

Beach Boys, Ballad of Ole' Betsy, June 2, 2012, Hollywood Bowl