Pig In A Pen

Song composer(s)


Grateful Dead Recordings

Not recorded by the Dead

Dead Related Recordings

Old And In The Way : Old And In The Way (1975)
Breakdown : Old & In The Way (1997)

Other Recordings

Fiddlin' Arthur Smith (1937)
On Radio : The Stanley Brothers (1960)
Folk Concert : Stanley Brothers (1963)
American Banjo : Smiley Hobbs (1966)
Ballads and Songs of the Blue Ridge Mountains:Persistence and Change : Various Artists (Spud Gravely & Glen Smith) (1968)
Old Time Mountain Music : Ernest East & The Pine Ridge Boys (1969)
An Old Time Southern Mountain String Band : Iron Mountain String Band (1973)
Outback : Pine River Boys With Maybelle (1974)
Music From South Turkey Creek : George Pegram & Red Parham (1976)
Fiddlin' Arthur Smith & His Dixieliners, Vol. 2 : Fiddlin' Arthur Smith & His Dixieliners (1978)
Old Time Bluegrass from Grayson and Carroll Counties, Virginia, Vol. 3 : Virginia Mountain Boys (1980)
Clawhammer Banjo : David Johnson (1983)
American Banjo - Three Finger & Scruggs Style : Various Artists (Smiley Hobbs, Pete Kuykendall, Mike Seeger) (1990)
A Fish That's A Song : Various Artists (Smiley Hobbs) (1990)
The Vanguard Years : Doc Watson (1995)
100% Handmade Music, Vol. 4 : Various Artists (Old & In The Way) (1998)
Long Journey Home : The Stanley Brothers (19??)

Performance History

Played by the Hart Valley Drifters at the College of San Mateo in San Mateo on November 10th 1962.

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.


Sometimes occurs as Pig In The Pen or Pig At Home In A Pen. Writing credit sometimes Arthur Smith, sometimes Stanley Brothers.