She's More To Be Pitied

Song composer(s)

Rakes, Ruby

Grateful Dead Recordings

Not recorded by the Dead

Dead Related Recordings

No Dead related recordings entered

Other Recordings

Stanley Brothers and the Clinch Mountain Boys : Stanley Brothers & Clinch Mountain Boys (1959)
The Songs They Like Best : Stanley Brothers and the Clinch Mountain Boys (1961)
Don't Cheat In Our Home Town : Ricky Skaggs (1983)
Tried & True : Dry Branch Fire Squad (1988)
Humble Man : Johnny Hogan (1991)
The Early Starday-KingYears 1958-1961 : The Stanley Brothers (1994)
Like We Used To Be : Seldom Scene (1994)

Performance History

Played by the Black Mountain Boys on the 6th and 7th March 1964.

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

Notes

Ruby Rakes is the name used on song credits by Ruby Rakes Eubanks, who was a half sister of the Stanley Brothers. She was assigned the rights to a number of songs written by the Stanley Brothers. So actual authorship is probably Carter Stanley.

The lyrics of the version performed by the Black Mountain Boys on March 6th 1964 are as follows;

She's there at the bar every evening
Face powdered and cheeks painted red
Her beauty has faded too early
Brought on by the fast life she's led.

She's more to be pitied than scolded
She needs to be loved not despised
Too much beer and wine, too many good times
The lure of the honky tonk wrecked her young life.

She once was the belle of the ballroom
She'd married some man (a sweet wife?)
But too many parties, the wrong kind of (house?)
Has spoiled her happy young life.

She's more to be pitied than scolded
She needs to be loved not despised
Too much beer and wine, too many good times
The lure of the honky tonk wrecked her young life.

She's more to be pitied than scolded
She needs to be loved not despised
Too much beer and wine, too many good times
The lure of the honky tonk wrecked her young life.