Hop High Ladies

Lyrics: Traditional
Music: Traditional

Played by Jerry Garcia with the Sleepy Hollow Hog Stompers in June 1962. It often appears on tapes as "Unlce Joe" - it is in fact derived from an old fiddle tune called "Miss McLeod's Reel." Thanks to Matt Schofield for the lyrics.

Did you ever go to meeting, Uncle Joe, Uncle Joe
Did you ever go to meeting, Uncle Joe, Uncle Joe
Did you ever go to meeting, Uncle Joe, Uncle Joe
Don't mind the weather so the wind don't blow

(Chorus)
Hop high ladies the cakes all dough
Hop high ladies the cakes all dough
Hop high ladies the cakes all dough
Don't mind the weather so the wind don't blow

Will you horse carry double, Uncle Joe, Uncle Joe
Will you horse carry double, Uncle Joe, Uncle Joe
Will you horse carry double, Uncle Joe, Uncle Joe
Don't mind the weather so the wind don't blow

[chorus]

Prettiest girl that ever I knew
Was cross-eyed Jane from Kalamazoo
She was long and lean and skinny in the legs
[?] she was walking on all four legs

[chorus]

Futher Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography

 


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