New River Train

Song composer(s)

Traditional

Grateful Dead Recordings

Not recorded by the Dead

Dead Related Recordings

No Dead related recordings entered

Other Recordings

Monroe Brothers (1936)
American Folk Songs Album : Luther, Layman, Stokes (194?)
More Songs to Grow On : Alan Mills (1954)
Sutphin, Foreacre, and Dickens - Old-Time Tunes of the South : The Stoneman Family (1957)
Mountain Music Bluegrass Style : Various Artists (Mike Seeger, Don "Chubby" Anthony, Bob Yellin) (1959)
American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 3 : Pete Seeger (1959)
American Folklore, Vol. 3 : John Jacob Niles (195?)
Andy Griffith (1961)
American Game & Activity Songs For Children : Pete Seeger (1962)
The Music of Roscoe Holcomb & Wade Ward : Roscoe Holcomb & Wade Ward (1962)
Benny & Vallie Cain and the Country Clan (1963)
More Goodies From The Hills : Glen Smith (1969)
1927-1929 : Charlie Poole & The Highlanders (196?)
Strange Creek Singers : Strange Creek Singers (1972)
Feast Here Tonight : Monroe Brothers (1975)
Walkin' in the Parlor - Old Time Music of the Southern Mountains : Iron Mountain String Band (1975)
Old Timey Concert : Doc Watson (1977)
Round The Heart Of Old Galax, Vol. 1 Featuring Ernest Stoneman : Ernest Stoneman (1980)
Virginia Mountain Boys, Vol. 4 : Virginia Mountain Boys (1983)
Grandma Slid Down The Mountain : Cathy Fink (1984)
Blake & Rice : Norman Blake w/ Tony Rice (1987)
52nd Annual Old Fiddlers Convention Galax VA 1987 : Various Artists (Rosa Cox) (1988)
Pickin' On Tommy's Porch : Tommy Jarrell (198?)
Remembering Merle : Doc Watson (1992)
Fraulein : Bobby Helms (1992)
On Border Radio, Vol. 1 : The Carter Family (1995)
The Vanguard Years : Doc Watson (1995)
Way Down in North Carolina : Mike Seeger & Paul Brown (1996)
Essential : Bill Monroe / Monroe Brothers (1997)
Get Acquainted Waltz : The Strange Creek Singers (1997)
The Complete Kelly Harrell, Vol. 1 : Kelly Harrell (19??)
Early Bluegrass Music : Monroe Brothers (19??)
Early Country Music : Fields Ward's Buck Mountain Band (19??)
The First Recorded Railway Songs : Vernon Dalhart (19??)
The Legendary Monroe Brothers Collection : Monroe Brothers (19??)
Bluegrass Partners (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

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

Now darling you can't love one
Darling you can't love one
You can't love one and have any fun
Darling you can't love one

Riding on that New River train
Riding on that New River train
Same old train that brought me here
Is going to carry me away

Darling you can't love two
Darling you can't love two
You can't love two and still be true
Darling you can't love two

Riding on that New River train
Riding on that New River train
Same old train that brought me here
Is going to carry me away

Darling you can't love three
Darling you can't love four
You can't love seven and still go to heaven
Darling you can't love nine

Riding on that New River train
Riding on that New River train
Same old train that brought me here
Is going to carry me away