Drink Up And Go Home

Song composer(s)

Traditional

Grateful Dead Recordings

Not recorded by the Dead

Dead Related Recordings

No Dead related recordings entered

Other Recordings

Sun Years : Carl Perkins (1982)
Mexican Joe in the Caribbean : Mitchell Torok (1996)
Drink & Go Home, Vol. 2 : Various Artists (1996)
Jimmy Martin (19??)

Performance History

Performed by the Black Mountain Boys on a show segment that circlulates only as filler with no date or venue details.

Probably performed once only by the Dead in August 1970.

Notes

Lead vocals - Garcia.

The lyrics used by the Black Mountain Boys are as follows;

You sit there a-crying, crying in your beer
You think you got troubles, my friend listen here
Don't tell me your troubles, I've got enough of my own
Be thankful you're living, drink up and go home

I'm fresh out of prison, six years in the pen
Lost my wife and family, no one to call friend
Don't tell me your troubles, I've got enough of my own
Be thankful you're living, drink up and go home

Now there sits a blind man, so blind he can't see
Do you think he's complaining, why should you and me?
Don't tell me your troubles, I've got enough of my own
Be thankful you're living, drink up and go home

I'm fresh out of prison, six years in the pen
Lost my wife and family, no one to call friend
Don't tell me your troubles, I've got enough of my own
Be thankful you're living, drink up and go home

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The version performed by the Dead is shorter ;

You sit there a-crying, crying in your beer
You think you got trouble, my friend listen here
Don't tell me your troubles, I got enough of my own
Be thankful you're living, drink up and go home

Now there stands a blind man, so blind he can't see
Do you think he's complaining, why should you and me?
Don't tell me your troubles, I've got enough of my own
Be thankful you're living, drink up and go home