She's More To Be Pitied

Lyrics: Ruby Rakes
Music: Ruby Rakes

Played by Jerry Garcia with the Black Mountain Boys in March 1964. Thanks to Matt Schofield for the lyrics.

She's there at the bar every evening
Face powdered and cheeks painted red
Her beauty has faded too early
Brought on by the fast life she's led

She's more to be pitied than scolded
She needs to be loved not despised
Too much beer and wine, too many good times
The lure of the honky tonk wrecked her young life

She once was the belle of the ballroom
She'd made some man a sweet wife
But too many parties, the wrong kind of pals
Has spoiled her happy young life

Jerry Garcia Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     Fall 1963 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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