Columbus Stockade Blues

Lyrics: Traditional
Music: Traditional

Played by Jerry Garcia with Doug Sahm, Leon Russell, Phil Lesh and Mary Egan at the Armadillo World Headquarters on 23 November 1972. Sung by Doug Sahm with Jerry on guitar. He essentially just sang the first verse and chorus several times.

Way down in Columbus, Georgia
Want to be back in Tennessee
Way down in Columbus Stockade
Friends all turned their backs on me

Chorus
Go and leave me if you wish to
Never let it cross your mind
If in your heart you love another
Leave me little darling, I donít mind

Last night as I lay sleeping
I dreamt I held you in my arms
When I awoke I was mistaken
I was peering through the bars

[chorus]

Many a night with you Iíve rambled
Many an hour with you Iíve spent
Thought I had your heart forever
Now I find itís only lent

[chorus]

Further Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography

 


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