Sally Goodin

Lyrics: Traditional
Music: Traditional

Played by Jerry Garcia with the Sleepy Hollow Hog Stompers in June 1962. Often played as an instrumental, but there are lyrics for the tune and the Sleepy Hollow Hog Stompers sang a couple of verses:

Little piece of pie, little piece of puddin'
I'm goin' down the road to see Sally Goodin

Goin' down the road, the road's a little muddy
So durn drunk I can't stand steady
Other verses/variants - not sung by the Sleepy Hollow Hog Stompers - include:
Had a piece of pie an' I had a piece of puddin'
An' I give it all away just to see my Sally Goodin

Well, I looked down the road an' I see my Sally comin'
An' I thought to my soul that I'd kill myself a-runnin'

Love a 'tater pie an' I love an apple puddin
An' I love a little gal that they call Sally Goodin

An' I dropped the 'tater pie an' I left the appie puddin'
But I went across the mountain to see my Sally Goodin

Sally is my dooxy an' Sally is my daisy
When Sally says she hates me I think I'm goin crazy

Little dog'll bark an' the big dog'll bite you
Little gal'll court you an' big gal'll fight you

Rainin' an' a-pourin' an' the creek's runnin' muddy
An' I'm so dam' drunk I can't stand steady

I'm goin up the mountain an' marry little Sally
Raise corn on the hillside an' the devil in the valley
Jerry Garcia Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     11 Jun 1962 Before The Dead Sleepy Hollow Hog Stompers

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


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