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Me & My Uncle
Composer: John Phillips

John Phillips always claimed that he couldn't remember writing Me & My Uncle. The story behind the song is summarised in the liner notes of the Phillips 66 album.
John often used to tell the story behind "Me And My Uncle." Years ago he began receiving publishing royalties from a song on a Judy Collins record with which he was unfamiliar. It was titled "Me And My Uncle." He called Judy to let her know of the mistake because he hadn't written any such song. She laughed and told him that about a year before, in Arizona after one of her concerts, they had a 'Tequila' night back at the hotel with Stephen Stills, Neil Young and a few others. They were running a blank cassette and John proceeded to write "Me And My Uncle" on the spot. The next day, John woke up to the tequila sunrise with no recollection of the songwriting incident. Judy kept the cassette from that evening and then, without informing John, recorded the song for her own record. Over the years the song was recorded by several people, and eventually became a standard of the Grateful Dead. John used to joke that, little by little, with each royalty check, the memory of writing the song would come back to him.
Me & My Uncle was a regular, and often commonly played, part of the Grateful Dead repertoire throughout their existence. It was performed more than 600 times. It was out of favor though during 1968 and 1976.


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info Dead Ahead (Video), 1981
info Hundred Year Hall, 1995
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 4, 1996
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info Downhill from Here (Video), 1997
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info Ladies and Gentlemen ... The Grateful Dead, 2000
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info The Golden Road (1965-1973), 2001
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 23, 2001
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info Dick's Picks, Vol. 26, 2002
info View From The Vault IV, 2003
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 28, 2003
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info The Closing of Winterland, 2003
info The Closing of Winterland (DVD), 2003
info Rockin' The Rhein, 2004
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 32, 2004
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info Grateful Dead Downloads Vol. 1: 4/30/77, 2005
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info Grateful Dead Downloads - A Night At The Family Dog 2/4/70, 2005
info Grateful Dead Downloads Vol. 10 - 7/21/72, 2006
info Eternally Grateful, 2007
info Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings, 2008
info Road Trips: Vol 1, Number 3: Summer 1971, 2008
info Road Trips Download: Philadelphia, Nov 6, 1979, 2008
info Road Trips: Vol 3, Number 2: Austin, Nov 15, 1971, 2010
info Road Trips: Vol 3, Number 2: Austin, Nov 15, 1971 Bonus CD, 2010
info Formerly The Warlocks, 2010
info Road Trips: Vol 3, No 4: Penn State/Cornell, 1980, 2010
info Road Trips: Vol 4, No 1: Big Rock Pow Wow 69, 2010
info Road Trips: Vol 4, Number 3: Denver 1973, 2011
info Europe '72, The Complete Recordings, 2011
info Europe '72, Vol. 2, 2011
info Europe '72: London, 4/7/1972, 2011
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info Europe '72: Copenhagen, 4/14/1972, 2011
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