Old And In The Way

Lyrics: David Grisman
Music: David Grisman

Chorus
Old and in the way, that's what I heard them say
They used to heed the words he said, but that was yesterday
Gold will turn to gray and youth will fade away
They'll never care about you, call you old and in the way

Once I hear tell, he was happy
He had his share of friends and good times
Now, those friends have all passed on
He don't have a place called home
Looking back to a better day, feeling old and in the way

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When just a boy, he left his home
Thought he'd have the world on a string
Now the years have come and gone
Through the streets he walks alone
Like the old dog gone astray, he's just old and in the way

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Jerry Garcia Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
      1 Oct 1973 Live At The Boarding House Old And In The Way (note 1)
      8 Oct 1973 Old And In The Way Old And In The Way (note 2)

Notes
(1) download only
(2) also included on Live At The Boarding House