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Played by the Grateful Dead from 1971-73 but then dropped. Recently revived by Phil Lesh and Friends.

Lyrics By
Merle Haggard
Music By
Merle Haggard
Lyrics

The warden led the prisoner
Down the hallway to his doom
I stood up to say goodbye like all the rest

And I heard him tell the warden
Just before they reached my cell
Let my guitar-playin' friend sing my request

Chorus Sing me back home
A song I used to hear
Make my old memories
Come alive

 

Sing me away
Turn back the years
Sing me back home
Before I die

I recall last Sunday morning
When a choir from off the street
Came in to sing a few old gospel songs

And I heard him tell the singers
There's a song my mama sang
Could I hear it once before you travel on

The warden led the prisoner
Down the hallway to his doom
I stood up to say goodbye like all the rest

And I heard him tell the warden
Just before they reached my cell
Let my guitar playin' friend sing my request

Let him
Chorus
Sing me back home
Before I die

  • Sing Me Back Home
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    The warden led the prisoner
    Down the hallway to his doom
    I stood up to say goodbye like all the rest

    And I heard him tell the warden
    Just before they reached my cell
    Let my guitar-playin' friend sing my request

    Chorus Sing me back home
    A song I used to hear
    Make my old memories
    Come alive

     

    Sing me away
    Turn back the years
    Sing me back home
    Before I die

    I recall last Sunday morning
    When a choir from off the street
    Came in to sing a few old gospel songs

    And I heard him tell the singers
    There's a song my mama sang
    Could I hear it once before you travel on

    The warden led the prisoner
    Down the hallway to his doom
    I stood up to say goodbye like all the rest

    And I heard him tell the warden
    Just before they reached my cell
    Let my guitar playin' friend sing my request

    Let him
    Chorus
    Sing me back home
    Before I die

    Played by the Grateful Dead from 1971-73 but then dropped. Recently revived by Phil Lesh and Friends.