Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor

Song composer(s)

Unknown

Grateful Dead Recordings

Not recorded by the Dead

Dead Related Recordings

No Dead related recordings entered

Other Recordings

Perry Bradford Story - Pioneer of the Blues As Told to Noble Sissle by Perry Bradford : Various Artists (Rod Cless Quartet) (1957)
Blues : Little Brother Montgomery (1958)
Robert Pete Williams (1959)
Travelling On With The Weavers : The Weavers (195?)
Traditional Blues - Vol. 2 : Brownie McGhee (1960)
Rolf Cahn and Eric Von Schmidt : Rolf Cahn and Eric Von Schmidt (1961)
And The Blues : Odetta (1962)
Walk Right In : Gus Cannon (Banjo And Vocal With Will Shade) (1962)
Saturday's Child : Hoyt Axton (1963)
Woody Guthrie Sings Folk Songs, Vol. 2 : Woody Guthrie (1964)
Friends Of Old Time Music : Various Artists (Mississippi John Hurt) (1964)
Relax Your Mind : Jim Kweskin (1965)
Today : Mississippi John Hurt (1966)
Original Sandy Denny : Sandy Denny (1967)
The Anthology of British Blues - Me and the Devil : Various Artists (Jo-Anne Kelly) (1968)
Cisco Houston Sings American Folk Songs : Cisco Houston (1968)
Charlotte Daniels & Pat Webb : Charlotte Daniels & Pat Webb (196?)
Chicago Piano, Vol. 1 : Jimmy Yancey (1972)
Tom Rush : Tom Rush (1972)
Five String Banjo : Art Rosenbaum (1974)
Memories : Doc Watson (1975)
Boogie Woogie String Along For Real : Rahsaan Roland Kirk (1977)
Country Blues Guitar : Stefan Grossman (1977)
Ramblin' On My Mind : Lucinda Williams (1979)
Trouble In Mind : Archie Shepp/Horace Parlan (1980)
Cherokee Rose : Rafe Brady (1981)
Mississippi John Hurt, Vol. 3. Sacred & Secular : Mississippi John Hurt (1988)
Ben & Jerry's Newport Folk Festival '88 Live : Various Artists (Doc Watson) (1989)
2nd Generation : Eddie & Martha Adcock (1989)
The Folkways Years 1945-1959 : Brownie McGhee (1991)
Ramblin' on My Mind : Lucinda Williams (1991)
Maybe I'll Cry : Mama Yancey (1996)
Way Down in North Carolina : Mike Seeger & Paul Brown (1996)
Legacy Of The Blues : J.D. Short (19??)
Legendary Kid : Kid Ory's Creole Jazz Band (19??)
Bluegrass Texans (19??)
Baker Brothers (19??)
Jimmy & Wesley (19??)

Performance History

Played by the Black Mountain Boys on the 7th March 1964.

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

Notes

Also commonly occurs as Make Me A Pallet On The Floor. Sometimes as Pallet On The Floor or Pallet On The Floor Rag.

At the Black Mountain Boys show Garcia introduces the song by suggesting that anyone taping the show to make a bluegrass tape should switch off theior machines. The lyrics used are as follows;

Come all you good time friends of mine
Come all you good time friends of mine
When I had a dollar you treated me just fine
[Where ya] go when I only had a dime

Make me a pallet on your floor
Make me a pallet on your floor
Make it long, make it low, [?] [never know]
Make me a pallet on your floor

These blues is everywhere I see
These blues is everywhere I see
Blues everywhere around me, they're everywhere I see
Nobody's having blues like me

Make me a pallet on your floor
Make me a pallet on your floor
Make it long, make it low, [?] [never know]
Make me a pallet on your floor

Make me a pallet on your floor
Make me a pallet on your floor
Make it long, make it low, [?] [never know]
Make me a pallet on your floor