Rank Strangers

Lyrics: Alfred E Brumley Sr
Music: Alfred E Brumley Sr

Rehearsed by Old And In The Way (with Jerry Garcia singing lead) but seemingly never performed live.

I wandered again to my home in the mountains
Where in youth's early dawn I was happy and free
I looked for my friends but I never could find them
I found they were all rank strangers to me

Chorus
Everybody I met (everybody I met)
Seemed to be a rank stranger (seemed to be a rank stranger)
No mother or dad (no mother or dad)
Not a friend could I see (not a friend could I see)
They knew not my name (they knew not my name)
And I knew not their faces (and I knew not their faces)
I found they were all (I found they were all)
Rank strangers to me (rank strangers to me)

They've all moved away, cried the voice of a stranger
To a beautiful home by the bright crystal sea
Some beautiful day we'll meet them in heaven
Where no one will be a stranger to me

[chorus]

I wandered again to my home in the mountains
Where in youth's early dawn I was happy and free
I looked for my friends but I never could find them
I found they were all rank strangers to me

[chorus]