The Man Who Wrote 'Home Sweet Home' Never Was A Married Man

Lyrics: Traditional
Music: Traditional

Played by Jerry and Sarah Garcia in May 1963. Thanks to Matt Schofield for the lyrics.

Man comes home from work at night
Hungry and he wants to eat
His wife is lying piled in the bed
Lying there sound asleep
He gets so mad that he tears his hair
Swears and declares that he won't stay there

Chorus
And the man that wrote the Home Sweet Home
Never was a married man
He never had no loving wife
To greet him with a frying pan
She'll meet you at the door when you go to come in
And knock you down with a rolling pin
And the man that wrote the Home Sweet Home
Never was a married man

A man comes home from work at night
Tired and he goes to bed
Baby's lying there in the cradle
Screaming loud enough to wake the dead
He sits and rocks for about an hour
With never a hand to help prepare

[chorus]

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

 


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