Katie Mae

Lyrics: Lightin' Hopkins
Music: Lightin' Hopkins

Performed by Pigpen solo and with the Grateful Dead

Well you know Katie Mae's a good girl
Folks say she don't run around at night
Well you know Katie Mae's a good girl
Folks say she don't run around at night
Yes and you can bet your last dollar
Katie Mae will treat you right

Now some folks say she must be a Cadillac
But I say she got to be a T-model Ford
Now some folks say she must be a Cadillac
But I say she got to be a T-model Ford
Yeah she got the shape all right
But she just can't carry no heavy load

And she walks just like
Her daddy got oil-wells in his back yard
And she walks just like
Her daddy got oil-wells in his back yard
And you know every time she gets working
That woman she never has to work too hard

I said goodbye, goodbye poor Katie
These are the last words I gotta say
I said goodbye, goodbye poor Katie
These are the last words I gotta say
'Cause if I don't reach you tomorrow
I'm gonna get to you early in the next day
Variants that Pigpen sang in his (unreleased) solo recordings include:
Katie Mae, whoa Katie Mae
Katie Mae, whoa Katie Mae
Can't you hear me calling
Calling your name

I give that woman everything she needs
That's why she don't do nothing but
Lay in the bed and read
And she walks just like
She got oil wells in her back yard
Yeah you can hear her hooting, hollering and crying
Talking about them times being hard
Grateful Dead Recordings
     Date Album
     13 Feb 1970 History Of The Grateful Dead Vol 1 (Bear's Choice)
     18 Apr 1970 Family Dog at the Great Highway
     15 May 1970 Road Trips Vol 3 No 3 (late show)



Futher Information
For an online discussion of the lyrics to this song see the deadsongs.vue conference on The Well.
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography
For online chords and TAB see www.rukind.com

 


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