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Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms

Composer: Traditional

Grateful Dead

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no info Buster Carter and Preston Young, 192?
no info Single, Monroe Brothers, 1936
no info Single, Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys, 1951
info Country Music, Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys, 1958
info Music For Moonshiners, Laurel River Valley Boys, 1958
info The Newport Folk Festival: 1960, Vol. 1, Various Artists (New Lost City Ramblers), 1960
info The New Lost City Ramblers, Vol. 3, The New Lost City Ramblers, 1961
info Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, 1961
info Rose Maddox Sings Bluegrass, Rose Maddox, 1962
info The Original Sound of Flatt and Scruggs, Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & The Foggy Mountain Boys, 1963
info The Country Songs Of, The Lilly Brothers, 1964
no info Mountain Music On The Autoharp, Kilby Snow, 1965
no info Southern Dance Music, Vol. 2, Old Timey, Various Artists (Carter and Young), 1965
info The Flat-Picker's Guitar Guide: An Advanced Instruction Record, Jerry Silverman, 1966
no info On the Bandstand, Kenny Vernon, 1966
info Ballads from Deep Gap, Doc Watson, 1967
no info 23 Bluegrass Favorites, Raymond Fairchild and The Frosty Mountain Boys, 1967
info I'll Still Write Your Name In The Sand, Various Artists (Flatt & Scruggs), 1967
no info 20 Bluegrass Favorites, Earl Taylor and Jim McCall with the Stoney Mountain Boys, 1967
info Songs and Sounds From the Bonnie & Clyde Era, Flatt & Scruggs, 1968
no info Through The Morning, Through The Night, Dillard and Clark, 1969
info Legendary Stanley Brothers Recorded Live, Stanley Brothers, 1970
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info Ruby, Buck Owens, 1971
no info Single, Lester Flatt, 1971
info Blue Grass Breakdown, Living Guitars, 1971
no info Greatest Folksingers of 60s, Various Artists (New Lost City Ramblers), 1972
info Hank Wilson's Back, Leon Russell, 1973
info Bean Blossom, Bill Monroe, 1973
info Feast Here Tonight, Monroe Brothers, 1975
info Sings Songs Of Memory Lane Of His Uncle Charlie Monroe, James Monroe, 1976
info New South Live, J.D. Crowe & The New South, 1976?
info Bluegrass Festival, Lester Flatt & the Nashville Grass, 1977
info Stone Fox Chase, Charlie McCoy, 1977
no info Pickin' and Singing, Barrier brothers, 1977
info Live!, Country Store, 1977
info Thirty Years Of Bluegrass, Various Artists (Flatt & Scruggs), 1977
info Greatest Bluegrass Hits, Jimmy Martin, 1978
no info Live at the Grand Ole Opry, Jack Greene and Jeannie Seely, 1979
no info Live In Japan, Del McCoury and The Dixie Pals, 1980
no info Early Days Of Bluegrass, Vol. 8, Various Artists (Church Brothers), 1981
no info The Live Album, Leon Russell, 1981
info California Bound, Phil Salazar Band, 1984
info Stanley Series, Vol. 2 #3, Stanley Brothers, 1986
info Jack Rabbit!, Doug Dillard Band, 1986
no info Are You From Dixie? - Great Country Brother Teams Of The 30's, various Artists, Monroe Brothers), 1988
no info Dust on the Needle, Tony Trischka, 1988
no info Bluegrass Favorites, Wood Brothers, 1989
info On The Radio, Stanley Brothers, 1991
info Are You from Dixie?: Great Country Brother Teams of the 1930s, Various Artists (Blue Sky Boys) , 1991
info 1948-1959, Lester Flatt & Earl Scruggs, 1992
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info Complete Mercury Sessions, Flatt and Scruggs, 1992
no info Troubadours Of The Folk Era Vol. 3, Various Artists (New Lost City Ramblers), 1992
no info The Buck Owens Collection 1959-1990, Buck Owens, 1992
info The One Rose: The Capitol Years, Rose Maddox, 1993
info Live Recordings 1956-1969, Bill Monroe, 1993
info All Kinds of Folks: Prestige/Folklore Years, Vol. 1, Various Artists (Ramblin' Jack Elliott), 1994
info Bluegrass 1970-1979, Bill Monroe, 1995
info The Vanguard Years, Doc Watson, 1995
info 1971-1973, Ralph Stanley And The Clinch Mountain Boys, 1995
info Appalachian Stomp: Bluegrass Classics, Various Artists (Del McCoury), 1995
info That's Bluegrass!: CMH Records 20th Anniversary Collection, Various Artists (Lester Flatt), 1995
info Flatt and Scruggs at Carnegie Hall!: Complete Concert, Flatt and Scruggs, 1998
info Folk Hits, Various Artists (Doc & Merle Watson), 1998
info Live from Mountain Stage, Bill Monroe, 1999
info Flatt On Victor Plus More, Lester Flatt, 1999
info Prestige/Folklore Years, Vol. 5: Have a Feast Here Tonight, The Lilly Brothers and Don Stover, 1999
info Time-Life Treasury of Folk, Vol. 3, Various Artists (New Lost City Ramblers), 199?
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no info American Roots: A History of American Folk Music, Various Artists (Buster Carter and Preston Young), 2000
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info Live, Vol. 1, Bill Monroe & The Bluegrass Boys, 2001
no info Live at the Laurel, The Dismembered Tennesseans, 2001
info info Bluegrass Bonanza, Various Artists (Buster Carter and Preston Young), 2001
info The Definitive Bluegrass Collection, Various Artists (Lester Flatt), 2001
info Blue Moon of Kentucky 1936-1949, Bill Monroe, 2002
info Legacy, Doc Watson and David Holt, 2002
info Will the Circle Be Unbroken, Vol. 3, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, 2002
info Rhythm of the Mountains: Bluegrass Explores Its Roots, Various Artists (Lester Flatt), 2002
info The Complete Mercury Recordings, Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs and The Foggy Mountain Boys, 2003
info Will The Circle Be Unbroken, The Trilogy, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, 2003
info All the Classic Releases 1937-1949, Bill Monroe, 2003
info Three Pickers, Earl Scruggs/Doc Watson/Ricky Skaggs, 2003
info American Folk and Country Music Festival, Various Artists (Stanley Brothers), 2003
info Essential Bluegrass, Various Artists (Ricky Skaggs), 2003
info A Concert Behind Behind Prison Walls, Johnny Cash & Guests, 2003
info Treasury of Bluegrass: America's Music, Various Artists (Flatt & Scruggs), 2003
info Merlefest Live! The Best of 2003, Various Artists (Doc Watson), 2004
info Far Across the Blue Water, Bill Monroe, 2004
info The Essential Earl Scruggs, Earl Scruggs, 2004
info Bluegrass Early Cuts 1931-1953: Classic Recordings Remastered, Various Artists (Buster Carter), 2004
info Long Live Bluegrass! CMH Records 30th Anniversary, Various Artists (Lester Flatt), 2005
info You Ain't Talkin' to Me: Charlie Poole and the Roots of Country Music, Charlie Poole / Various Artists, 2005
info Sound Traditions: The Best of Bluegrass, Various Artists (Earl Taylor and Jim McCall), 2006
info Live in Waterbury Center, Kent Gustavson with Micah Schonberg, 2006
info Blockbuster Bluegrass, Various Artists (New Roanoke Jug Band), 2006
info True Bluegrass Essentials, Various Artists (Curley Seckler), 2006
info The Definitive Collection 1947-1966, The Stanley Brothers, 2007
info Classic Bluegrass Collection, Vols. 1-4, Various Artists (Flatt & Scruggs), 2007
info She Thinks I Still Care: The Complete United Artists Recordings, 1962-1964, George Jones, 2007
info The Essential Guide To Bluegrass, Various Artists (Monroe Brothers), 2007

String Cheese Incident live recordings

info On The Road: June 26, 2002, Memphis, TN, 2002
info On The Road: October 18, 2002, Tacoma, WA, 2003
info On The Road: April 12, 2003, Tokyo, Japan, 2004
info On The Road: April 26, 2003, Minneapolis, MN, 2004

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info On The Road: July 17, 2004, Chico, CA, 2004
info On The Road: April 9, 2005, Vancouver, BC, 2005
info On The Road: July 22, 2005, Philadelphia, PA, 2005
info On The Road: October 20, 2005, Birmingham, AL, 2005
info On The Road: December 31, 2005, San Francisco, CA, 2005
info On The Road: Archive Series: Mt. Shasta, CA, August 7, 2001, 2006
info On The Road: June 26, 2006, San Diego, CA, 2006
info On The Road: July 6, 2006, Milwaukee, WI, 2006
info On The Road: August 6, 2006, Eugene, OR, 2006
info On The Road: October 6, 2006, Asheville, NC, 2006
info On The Road: October 10, 2006, Knoxville, TN, 2006
info On The Road: October 14, 2006, Wallingford, CT, 2006
info On The Road: October 20, 2006, Pompano Beach, FL, 2006
info On The Road: March 23, 2007, Denver, CO, 2007
info On The Road: August 3, 2007, Salem, MO, 2007
info On The Road: Archive Series: Rockingham, NC, July 17, 2001, 2007

Notes

Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms was one of the songs rehearsed by the Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan prior to the 1987 Dylan & The Dead tour but it was not performed live on the tour.
Played by the Wildwood Boys at the Tangent in Palo Alto on February 23rd 1963.

Title variations include Rolling In My Sweet Baby's Arms and I'll Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms.

The lyrics of the version performed by the Wildwood Boys are as follows;

(Chorus)
Roll in my sweet baby's arms,
Roll in my sweet baby's arms,
Goin' to lay 'round the shack 'til the mail train comes back,
Goin' to roll in my sweet baby's arms.

Now where were you last Sunday,Well I was down in jail,
Walking the streets with another man,
(Got money to?) go my bail.

Chorus...

Mother's a (beauty?) operator,
Sister can weave and spin,
Daddy has a nickel in that old cotton mill,
See how the money (rolls/flows/blows?) in.

Chorus...

I know that your parents don't like me,
They sent me away from your door,
If I had my life all over again,I wouldn't go there any more.

Chorus...

Chorus again...