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Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor

Composer: Traditional

Recordings

no info Perry Bradford Story - Pioneer of the Blues As Told to Noble Sissle by Perry Bradford, Various Artists (Rod Cless Quartet), 1957
no info Blues, Little Brother Montgomery, 1958
no info Robert Pete Williams, 1959
no info Travelling On With The Weavers, The Weavers, 195?
no info Traditional Blues: Vol. 2, Brownie McGhee, 1960
info Rolf Cahn and Eric Von Schmidt, Rolf Cahn and Eric Von Schmidt, 1961
info The Journeymen, The Journeymen, 1961
no info And The Blues, Odetta, 1962
no info Walk Right In, Gus Cannon With Will Shade, 1962
no info Saturday's Child, Hoyt Axton, 1963
no info Woody Guthrie Sings Folk Songs, Vol. 2, Woody Guthrie, 1964
no info Friends Of Old Time Music, Various Artists (Mississippi John Hurt), 1964
no info Relax Your Mind, Jim Kweskin, 1965
info Today, Mississippi John Hurt, 1966
no info Original Sandy Denny, Sandy Denny, 1967
no info The Anthology of British Blues - Me and the Devil, Various Artists (Jo-Anne Kelly), 1968
no info Cisco Houston Sings American Folk Songs , Cisco Houston, 1968
no info Charlotte Daniels and Pat Webb, Charlotte Daniels and Pat Webb, 196?
no info Chicago Piano, Vol. 1, Jimmy Yancey, 1972
no info Tom Rush, Tom Rush, 1972
no info Five String Banjo, Art Rosenbaum, 1974
info Yesterday & Today, Vol. 3, The Country Gentlemen, 1974
info Memories, Doc Watson, 1975
info Aunt Dinah's Quilting Party, New River Boys, 1975
no info Boogie Woogie String Along For Real, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, 1977
no info Country Blues Guitar, Stefan Grossman, 1977
no info Ramblin' On My Mind, Lucinda Williams, 1979
no info Trouble In Mind, Archie Shepp/Horace Parlan, 1980
no info Cherokee Rose, Rafe Brady, 1981
no info Mississippi John Hurt, Vol. 3. Sacred and Secular, Mississippi John Hurt, 1988
no info Ben and Jerry's Newport Folk Festival '88 Live, Various Artists, Doc Watson), 1989
no info 2nd Generation, Eddie and Martha Adcock, 1989
no info The Folkways Years 1945-1959, Brownie McGhee, 1991
no info Ramblin' on My Mind, Lucinda Williams, 1991
no info Maybe I'll Cry, Mama Yancey, 1996
info Way Down in North Carolina, Mike Seeger and Paul Brown, 1996
info The Very Best of the Journeymen, The Journeymen, 1998
no info Legacy Of The Blues, J.D. Short, 19??
no info Legendary Kid, Kid Ory's Creole Jazz Band, 19??
no info Bluegrass Texans, 19??
no info Single, Baker Brothers, 19??
no info Single, Jimmy and Wesley , 19??
info The Complete Studio Recordings, Mississippi John Hurt, 2000
info Mountain Laurel, Against The Grain, 2001
info Avalon Blues: A Tribute to the Music of Mississippi John Hurt, Various Artists (Marl Selby), 2001
info Soul Journey, Gillian Welch, 2003
info Merlefest Live! The Best of 2003, Various Artists (Doc Watson), 2004
info Songs For Shelter: Seattle Musicians Helping Homeless Families, Various Artists, 2005
info Stringtown Pickers, Stringtown Pickers, 2005
no info Sweet American Picks, The Grey Sky Boys, 2006
info Bluegrass: An American Tradition, Various Artists (Jim & Jesse), 2007
info They All Played For Us: Arhoolie Records 50th Anniversary Celebration, Various Artists (Barbara Dane), 2013

Notes

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

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 their 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

On recordings the song also commonly occurs as Make Me A Pallet On The Floor. Sometimes as Pallet On The Floor or Pallet On The Floor Rag.