Short Life Of Trouble

Lyrics: Traditional
Music: Traditional

Played Jerry with David Grisman and in the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band.

Short life of trouble
A few more words to part
Short life of trouble, dear girl
For a boy with a broken heart

Remember what you promised
Not more than a week ago
You promised that you'd marry me
Standing in your mama's door


Now you've broken your promise
Go marry whom you may
For this old world so big and so wide
I'll ramble back some day


Now you've gone and left me
I don't know what I'll do
I'd give this world and half my life
Just to be married to you

Traditional version have an additional verse that I don't think Jerry sang:
My right foot's on the platform
My left foot's on the train
I'm leaving you and this lonesome old town
To never return again
Jerry Garcia Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     27 Oct 1987 Ragged But Right Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band
     28 Oct 1987 On Broadway: Act One Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band
     31 Oct 1987 Pure Jerry: Lunt-Fontanne Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band

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


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