Rockin' Chair

Lyrics: Hoagy Carmichael
Music: Hoagy Carmichael

Performed by Jerry Garcia with David Grisman. Some setlists have it as "Old Rockin' Chair Blues." Not to be confused with Red Rocking Chair also performed by Garcia/Grisman.

Old rockin' chair's got me
Cane by my side
Fetch me that gin, son
'Fore I tan your hide
Can't get from this cabin
Ain't goin' nowhere
Just sitting here grabbing
At them flies round this old rockin' chair

My dear old aunt Harriet
Up in heaven she be
Send down sweet chariot
For the end of these troubles I see

Old rockin' chair
Judgement day is near
I'm chained to that old rockin' chair

[repeat all above]

Chained to that old rockin' chair
Jerry Garcia Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     Spring 1991 Garcia/Grisman Garcia/Grisman (note 1)

(1) alternate take also available as a download.

Further Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography
For sheet music, see:
          Jerry Garcia Songbook (vocal line and chords)


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