Katie Kline

Song composer(s)

Traditional

Grateful Dead Recordings

Not recorded by the Dead

Dead Related Recordings

No Dead related recordings entered

Other Recordings

Monroe Brothers (1937)
Mountain Music Bluegrass Style : Various Artists (Don Stover, Chubby Anthony, Mitchell "B" Lilly) (1959)
Traditional Music from Grayson and Carroll Counties, Virginia: Songs, Tunes with Fiddle, Banjo and Band : Various Artists (Vester Jones) (1962)
Traditional Music At Newport, 1964, Vol. 1 : Various Artists (Neriah & Kenneth Benfield) (1965)
Red Fox Chasers : Red Fox Chasers (1967)
New Folk : Greenbrier Boys (196?)
Stonemans : The Stoneman Family (1970)
Feast Here Tonight : Monroe Brothers (1975)
Liberty : Kyle Creed (1977)
Hand-Me-Down Music - Old Songs, Old Friends - Vol. 1 Traditional Music of Union County, North Carolina : Various Artists (Horace Helms) (1977)
Folk Festivals Of The Smokies : Various Artists (The Singing LeFevre Family) (197?)
Howdy, Neighbor, Howdy : Traditional Grass (198?)
New Folks - Original New Folks : Various Artists (Greenbrier Boys) (1993)
The Legendary Monroe Brothers Collection : Monroe Brothers (19??)

Performance History

Played by the Black Mountain Boys on the 6th March 1964.

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

Notes

Spelling Katy or Katie; Kline, Cline or Klein?

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

Now who else knows Katie Kline
She lives at the foot of the hill
In a cool shady nook, by an old babbling brook
That runs by her dear old father's mill.

So tell me that you love me Katie Kline
Tell me that your love's as true as mine
Tell me that you love your own turtle dove
Tell me that you love me Katie Kline.

Now if I was a little bird
I'd never build my nest on the ground
I'd build my nest in the high (old?) tree
Where the bad boys could never tear it down.

So tell me that you love me Katie Kline
Tell me that your love's as true as mine
Tell me that you love your own turtle dove
Tell me that you love me Katie Kline.

Now if I was a little bee
Away from the hive I would fly
I'd steal me a kiss from my true lover's lips
And back to the hive I would fly.

So tell me that you love me Katie Kline
Tell me that your love's as true as mine
Tell me that you love your own turtle dove
Tell me that you love me Katie Kline.