All The Good Times Are Past And Gone

Song composer(s)

Traditional

Grateful Dead Recordings

Not recorded by the Dead

Dead Related Recordings

No Dead related recordings entered

Other Recordings

Single : Monroe Brothers (1937)
Single : Bill Clifton & the Dixie Mountain Boys (1954)
Mountain Music Bluegrass Style : Various Artists (Earl Taylor, Walter Hensley, Sam Hutchins) (1959)
Down State Ramblers (1962)
Dulcimer Songs & Solos : Paul Clayton (1963)
All the Good Times : Alice Stuart (1964)
White Lightning : White Lightning (1969)
Feast Here Tonight : Monroe Brothers (1975)
Follow That With Your Sea Lions : Brian Dewhurst (1983)
Bluegrass Ballads : Jim Eanes (1986)
Mountain Music - Bluegrass Style : Various Artists (1991)
Bluegrass 1959-1969 : Bill Monroe (1991)
Classic Bluegrass : Jim Eanes (1992)
Saturday Night & Sunday : Ralph Stanley (1992)
The Sound Of Bluegrass : Various Artists (Monroe Brothers) (19??)
Early Blue Grass : Various Artists (Monroe Brothers) (19??)

Performance History

Played by Jerry Garcia, Marshall Leicester and Robert Hunter at the Carlos Bookstall in San Carlos in July 1961.

Played by Jerry and Sarah Garcia at the Tangent in Palo Alto in May 1963.

Not performed by the Grateful Dead. Occurs only on pre-Dead tapes featuring future members of the dead.

Notes

Authorship uncertain. Variously credited as Traditional, Ralph Stanley or Charles Monroe.

The lyrics used for the version played by Jerry * Sarah Garcia in 1963 are as follows;

All the good times are past and gone
All the good times are o'er
All the good times are past and gone
Little darling don't you weep mo more.

Oh don't you see that lonesome dove
Which flies from pine to pine
She's mourning for her own true love
Just like I mourn for mine.

All the good times are past and gone
All the good times are o'er
All the good times are past and gone
Little darling don't you weep mo more.

I wish to the Lord I'd never been born
Or died when I was young
Before I'd seen your two brown eyes
Or heard your flattering tongue.

All the good times are past and gone
All the good times are o'er
All the good times are past and gone
Little darling don't you weep mo more.

Come back, come back my own true love
And stay a while with me
If ever I had a friend in this world
You've been a friend to me.

All the good times are past and gone
All the good times are o'er
All the good times are past and gone
Little darling don't you weep mo more.

All the good times are past and gone
All the good times are o'er
All the good times are past and gone
Little darling don't you weep mo more.