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Only ever played once by the Dead, on 20 November 1970 during a jam with Jorma Kaukonen. Also played by Garcia, Hunter and Leicester in July 1961. I had assumed from the list in DeadBase that Jorma sang it at the 1970 show. But on listening to the tape, I believe it is Garcia.

He sings only two verses, which are pretty hard to decipher.

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Wake up, wake up, darling Corey What makes you sleep so sound [The revenue officers are coming] They're gonna tear your still house down

Dig a hole, dig a hole in the meadow Dig a hole in the cold ground [Dig a hole, dig a hole in the meadow] We're gonna lay him in the ground

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    Wake up, wake up, darling Corey What makes you sleep so sound [The revenue officers are coming] They're gonna tear your still house down

    Dig a hole, dig a hole in the meadow Dig a hole in the cold ground [Dig a hole, dig a hole in the meadow] We're gonna lay him in the ground

    Only ever played once by the Dead, on 20 November 1970 during a jam with Jorma Kaukonen. Also played by Garcia, Hunter and Leicester in July 1961. I had assumed from the list in DeadBase that Jorma sang it at the 1970 show. But on listening to the tape, I believe it is Garcia.

    He sings only two verses, which are pretty hard to decipher.