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This was seemingly only sung by Jerry Garcia once, on 30 October 1968, in a show billed as Mickey and the Hartbeats. The lyrics Jerry sang were:

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I got a letter this morning, how do you reckon it read? I got a letter this morning, how do you reckon it read? You better come home, the one you love is dead

Well I went to the graveyard, looked in my woman's face Well I went to the graveyard, looked in my woman's face I love you mama, I just can't take your place

Well the woman I love, she's done dead and gone Well the woman I love, she's done dead and gone She left me here trying to sing my ragtime song

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    I got a letter this morning, how do you reckon it read? I got a letter this morning, how do you reckon it read? You better come home, the one you love is dead

    Well I went to the graveyard, looked in my woman's face Well I went to the graveyard, looked in my woman's face I love you mama, I just can't take your place

    Well the woman I love, she's done dead and gone Well the woman I love, she's done dead and gone She left me here trying to sing my ragtime song

    This was seemingly only sung by Jerry Garcia once, on 30 October 1968, in a show billed as Mickey and the Hartbeats. The lyrics Jerry sang were: