Uncle Pen

Lyrics: Bill Monroe
Music: Bill Monroe

Played by Jerry with Old And In The Way.

Oh, the people would come far away
They danced all night till the break of day
When the caller hollered, "do-se-do"
You knew Uncle Pen was ready to go

Late in the evening about sundown
High on the hill and above the town
Uncle Pen played the fiddle, Lord how it would ring
You could hear it talk, you could hear it sing

He played an old piece he called "Soldier's Joy"
And the one he wrote called "The Boston Boy"
But the greatest of all was "Jenny Lynn"
To me that's where [pickin'] begin


But I'll never forget that mournful day
When Uncle Pen was called away
They hung up his fiddle, and they hung up his bow
They knew it was time for him to go

Jerry Garcia Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
      1 Oct 1973 That High Lonesome Sound Old And In The Way
      8 Oct 1973 Live At The Boarding House Old And In The Way

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


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