Sing Me Back Home

Lyrics: Merle Haggard
Music: Merle Haggard

Played by the Grateful Dead from 1971-73 but then dropped. Recently revived by Phil Lesh and Friends.

The warden led the prisoner
Down the hallway to his doom
I stood up to say goodbye like all the rest

And I heard him tell the warden
Just before they reached my cell
Let my guitar-playin' friend sing my request

Chorus
Sing me back home
A song I used to hear
Make my old memories
Come alive

Sing me away
Turn back the years
Sing me back home
Before I die

I recall last Sunday morning
When a choir from off the street
Came in to sing a few old gospel songs

And I heard him tell the singers
There's a song my mama sang
Could I hear it once before you travel on

[chorus]

The warden led the prisoner
Down the hallway to his doom
I stood up to say goodbye like all the rest

And I heard him tell the warden
Just before they reached my cell
Let my guitar playin' friend sing my request

Let him
Chorus
Sing me back home
Before I die
Grateful Dead Recordings
     Date Album
     25 Apr 1971 Ladies And Gentlemen ... The Grateful Dead
     31 Jul 1971 Road Trips Number 1, Volume 3 (bonus disc)
      7 Aug 1971 Dick's Picks Vol 35
      3 May 1972 Europe '72 - The Complete Recordings
      4 May 1972 Europe '72 - The Complete Recordings
      7 May 1972 Europe '72 - The Complete Recordings
     10 May 1972 Europe '72 - The Complete Recordings
     16 May 1972 Europe '72 - The Complete Recordings
     18 May 1972 Europe '72 - The Complete Recordings
     24 May 1972 Europe '72 - The Complete Recordings
     26 May 1972 Europe '72: Vol. 2 (note 1)
     27 Aug 1972 So Many Roads (1965-1995) (note 2)
     17 Sep 1972 Dick's Picks Vol 23
Notes
(1) also on the box set Europe '72 - The Complete Recordings
(2) also on the DVD/CD Sunshine Daydream