Rake And A Ramblin' Boy

Lyrics: Traditional
Music: Traditional

Played by Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter at Brigid Meier's 16th birthday party in 1961.

Well I'm a rake and a ramblin' boy
There's many a city I did enjoy
And now I've married me a pretty little wife
And I love her dearer than I love my life

Oh, she was pretty, both neat and gay
Caused me to rob the broad highway
Oh, yes, I robbed it, I do declare
And I got myself ten thousand bail

Oh when I die don't bury me at all
Place my bones in alcohol
And at my feet place a snow white dove
To let the world know I died for love

Well I'm a rake and a ramblin' boy
There's many a city I did enjoy
And now I've married me a pretty little wife
And I love her dearer than I love my life
And I love her dearer than I love my life
Jerry Garcia Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     26 May 1961 Before The Dead Bob and Jerry


 


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