White Dove

Lyrics: Carter Stanley
Music: Carter Stanley

Played by Jerry with Old And In The Way, following closely the original version by the Stanley Brothers with a few variations.

In the deep rolling hills of old Virginia
There's a place I love so well (note 1)
Where I spent many days of my childhood
In the cabin where we loved to dwell

Chorus
White dove will mourn in sorrow
The willow(s) will hang their head
I live my life in sorrow
Since mother and daddy are dead

We were all so happy there together
In our peaceful little country home (note 2)
But the saviour needs angels up in heaven (note 3)
Now they sing around the great white throne

[chorus]

As the years roll by I often wonder
Will we all meet together someday (note 4)
And each night as I wander through the graveyard (note 5)
Darkness finds me where I kneel to pray

[chorus]
Notes
(1) Carter Stanley sang "There's a place I love to dwell" in this line, and "In the cabin I loved so well" in the last line of this verse
(2) Carter Stanley sang "... little mountain home"
(3) Carter Stanley sang "But the angels needed her up in heaven" in this line, and "Now she sings ..." in the next line"
(4) "If we'll ever be together some day" in the Carter Stanley version
(5) "wander to the graveyard" in the Carter Stanley version.

Jerry Garcia Recordings
     Date Album
      8 Oct 1973 Old And In The Way Old And In The Way (note a)

Notes
(a) also included on Live At The Boarding House


Futher Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography
For online chords and TAB see www.rukind.com
For sheet music, see:
          Jerry Garcia Songbook (vocal line and chords)
          Old And In The Way Banjo Songbook (banjo TAB)

 


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