I've Been All Around This World
Today’s Daily Dose of the Dead is I’ve Been All Around This World from the September 25 acoustic set at the Warfield Theatre in San Francisco, Ca. This song was only played 18 times. Twice in 1969, twice in 1970 and 14 times in 1980. I count myself lucky to have seen one of those performances on 10/27 at Radio City.
The song has no known author and is a traditional american folk song. Jerry does this song right and both his vocals and guitar pickin’ are dead on magnificent. It is a wonderful listen and a great mix.
A song about the blue ridge mountain area which I once drove through going from a dead show at the Hampton Coliseum to Morgantown West Virginia. Some good post song tuning/banter on this one. Especially when someone screams out Dark Hollow! They do play his request :-)
Enjoy this folksy dose of dead.
“Hang me, oh hang me, so I’ll be dead and gone. Hang me, oh hang me, so I’ll be dead and gone. I wouldn’t mind your hanging boys, but you wait in jail so long. Lord, I’ve been all around this world.”