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Drink Up And Go Home
Composer: Traditional / Freddie Hart

Drink Up And Go Home was performed once by the Grateful Dead in 1970. It was also performed by Jerry Garcia with the Black Mountain Boys on a show segment that circulates on tape only as filler with no date or venue details. Also performed by Jerry Garcia and David Grisman in the 1990's.

Authorship uncertain. Sometimes the song is listed as traditional. Some recording credit Freddie Hart. Some recordings, including some Freddie Hart recordings, credit Johnny Bond and Joe Maphis.



Jerry Garcia recordings

info Been All Around This World, Garcia / Grisman, 2004

Lyrics

The version performed by the Dead is fairly short. The lyrics used are;

You sit there a-crying, crying in your beer
You think you got trouble, my friend listen here
Don't tell me your troubles, I got enough of my own
Be thankful you're living, drink up and go home

Now there stands a blind man, so blind he can't see
Do you think he's complaining, why should you and me?
Don't tell me your troubles, I've got enough of my own
Be thankful you're living, drink up and go home


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

You sit there a-crying, crying in your beer
You think you got troubles, my friend listen here
Don't tell me your troubles, I've got enough of my own
Be thankful you're living, drink up and go home

I'm fresh out of prison, six years in the pen
Lost my wife and family, no one to call friend
Don't tell me your troubles, I've got enough of my own
Be thankful you're living, drink up and go home

Now there sits a blind man, so blind he can't see
Do you think he's complaining, why should you and me?
Don't tell me your troubles, I've got enough of my own
Be thankful you're living, drink up and go home

I'm fresh out of prison, six years in the pen
Lost my wife and family, no one to call friend
Don't tell me your troubles, I've got enough of my own
Be thankful you're living, drink up and go home

 
Other recordings

no info Single (Drink Up And Go Home / Blue), Freddie Hart, 1956
no info Single (Take This Heart/Drink Up And Go Home), Mitchell Torok, 195?
info The Spirited, Freddie Hart, 1962
no info Country Music Time, Jimmy Martin, 1962
no info Single (Drink Up And Go Home / Teardrops On A Rose), Sleepy LaBeef, 1963
no info I'm Going To Tie One On Tonight, Wilburn Brothers, 1965
no info Am I That Easy To Forget, Carl Belew, 1965
info Drink Up And Go Home, Johnny Bond, 1967
no info A Hurtin' Man, Freddie Hart, 1967
no info The Best Of, Freddie Hart, 1968
no info Margie's At The Lincoln Park Inn, Bobby Bare, 1969
no info Green, Green Valley, Tex Ritter, 1970
no info The World of Freddy Hart, Freddy Hart, 1972
no info The Sun Years, Carl Perkins, 1982
no info Bluegrass, Roy McGinnis & the Sunnysiders, 1985
no info The Classic, Carl Perkins, 1990
info Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys, Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys, 1994
info Larger Than Life, Sleepy LaBeef, 1996
no info Drink and Go Home, Vol. 2, Various Artists (Carl Perkins), 1996
no info Mexican Joe in the Caribbean, Mitchell Torok, 1996
no info The Definitive Collection, Carl Perkins, 1998
no info Definitive Collection, Carl Perkins, 1998
no info Jimmy Martin Songs For dinner, Gerry Brewer, 1999
no info Drink Up And Go Home: Sun Country Vol 2, Various Artists (Carl Perkins), 199?
no info The Sun Years, Vol. 2, Carl Perkins, 2001
no info O Bluegrass, Various Artists (Larry Cordle etc), 2002
info Essential Bluegrass, Various Artists (Larry Cordle and Lonesome Standard Time), 2003
no info High Waters, Dave Evans, 2003
no info Juke Joint Boogie, Freddie Hart, 2004
no info I Found the Doorknob, Jimmy Lee Fautheree, 2004
no info Matchbox, Carl Perkins, 2004
no info Caldonia, Carl Perkins, 2005
no info All Around the Mountain, Tom Akstens/Neil Rossi, 2005
no info Blue Suede Shoes, Carl Perkins, 2007
no info After Hours, D. Charles Speer & The Helix, 2007
no info Drink Up And Go Home, Mitchell Torok, 200?

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