Ain't No More Cane

Lyrics: Traditional
Music: Traditional

Played on the Festival Express train trip in 1970 by Rick Danko, Janis Joplin, Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir and others. And in 2013 by Grahame Lesh with Phil Lesh and the Terrapin Family Band.

Ain't no more cane on the Brazos
It's all been ground down to molasses

You should have been on the river in 1910
They were driving the women just like they drove the men

Go down Old Hannah, don't you rise no more
Don't you rise up til Judgment Day's for sure

Ain't no more cane on the Brazos
It's all been ground down to molasses

Captain, don't you do me like you done poor old Shine
Well you drove that bully till he went stone blind

Wake up on a lifetime, hold up your own head
Well you may get a pardon and then you might drop dead

Ain't no more cane on the Brazos
It's all been ground down to molasses
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     1970 Festival Express Rick Danko et al (DVD)
     1975 The Basement Tapes Bob Dylan and the Band

Phil Lesh and Friends Digital Download Series


 


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