True Life Blues

Lyrics: Pete Pyle, Bill Monroe
Music: Pete Pyle, Bill Monroe

Rehearsed by Old And In The Way but seemingly never performed live. Also played by Jerry Garcia with the Black Mountain Boys in March 1964.

I hate to see that sun sink low
Just for a cause you ought to know
For it's true love I can't forget
All of my sorrow you'll soon regret

You promised me love that was true
And I'm sorry to say that I believed in you
It's all turned out just like a dream
Left me so sad in the world it seems

There's dishes to wash and a house to clean
There's washing to do, oh it seems so mean
There's a million words I can't explain
Think of this, girl, before you change your name

They'll go away and leave you at home
They never care if you're alone
They seem to forget they've got a wife
This story is sad, but it's a true life
Jerry Garcia Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     Spring 1964 Before The Dead Black Mountain Boys

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


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