Rockin' Chair

Lyrics: Hoagy Carmichael
Music: Hoagy Carmichael

Performed by Jerry Garcia with David Grisman. Some setlists have it as "Old Rockin' Chair Blues." Not to be confused with Red Rocking Chair also performed by Garcia/Grisman.

Old rockin' chair's got me
Cane by my side
Fetch me that gin, son
'Fore I tan your hide
Can't get from this cabin
Ain't goin' nowhere
Just sitting here [grabbing?]
At them flies round this old rockin' chair

My dear old aunt Harriet
Up in heaven she be
Send down sweet chariot
For the end of these troubles I see

Old rockin' chair
Judgement day is near
I'm chained to that old rockin' chair

[repeat all above]

Chained to that old rockin' chair
Jerry Garcia Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     Spring 1991 Garcia/Grisman Garcia/Grisman (note 1)

(1) alternate take also available as a download.

Futher Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography
For sheet music, see:
          Jerry Garcia Songbook (vocal line and chords)


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