- Cool Water
The best-selling recorded version was done by Vaughn Monroe and The Sons of the Pioneers in 1948. The recording was released by RCA Victor Records as catalog number 20-2923. The record was on the Billboard magazine chart for 13 weeks beginning on August 6, 1948, peaking at #9. 
Hank Williams recorded the song in 1948 or 1949 for the Johnny Fair Syrup Company radio show on KWKH in Shreveport, Louisiana. The recording is available on The Complete Hank Williams boxed set, released on Mercury Records in 1998. It also appears in the film Rango, set in an Old West town populated by animals that is suffering from drought. Every Wednesday, the townspeople perform a ritual they believe will return water to their town, during which the song plays over a PA system.
The Shadows recorded this in 1965 for a television show; later released on the Italian compilation album Dakota.
The Gaither Vocal Band covered this song as well. 
Joni Mitchell recorded "Cool Water" (with revised lyrics), released on Chalk Mark in a Rainstorm, March 23, 1988.
Nellie Lutcher also covered this song.
Ramblin Jack Elliot recorded "cool water" on his album Country Style/Live
- Frankie Laine version
Chart (1955) Peak
United Kingdom (NME) 2 United Kingdom (Record Mirror) 1
- ^ Whitburn, Joel (1973). Top Pop Records 1940-1955. Record Research.
- ^ Cool Water Songfacts
- ^ "Artist Chart History Details: Frankie Laine". The Official Charts Company. http://www.theofficialcharts.com/artist/_/frankie%20laine/. Retrieved 4 August 2010.
- ^ McAleer, Dave. "Every No.1 in the 1960s is listed from all the nine different magazine charts!". Dave McAleer's website. http://www.davemcaleer.com/page22.htm. Retrieved 4 November 2010.
- Bob Nolan 1994 WMA Hall of Fame Member last accessed February 22, 2007.
- Vaughn Monroe -1973 last accessed February 22, 2007.
- The Legendary Frankie Lane last accessed February 22, 2007.
- Gypsy/Cool Water (1982) - Fleetwood Mac last accessed February 22, 2007.
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