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This was played by the Dead several times in 1970 acoustic sets. This isn't same as the better known Leroy Carr song, and I think it comes from the version by Frank Stokes in the 1920s: the tune and guitar playing are very similar, though the lyrics are different. This is the version that Garcia sang.

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Leroy Carr?
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Leroy Carr?
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Now listen to me mama, I can't sleep no more
Around here baby, how long, how long
Ain't had no loving, how long, how long

Hate that train, train that carried my baby away
Left me standing, how long, how long
Ain't had no loving since my baby been gone

Now listen to me mama, mama, why did you make me go
Around here, baby, how long, how long
Ain't had no loving, how long, how long

I hate that train, train that carried my baby away
Left me standing, how long, how long
Ain't had no loving, how long, how long

  • How Long Blues
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    Now listen to me mama, I can't sleep no more
    Around here baby, how long, how long
    Ain't had no loving, how long, how long

    Hate that train, train that carried my baby away
    Left me standing, how long, how long
    Ain't had no loving since my baby been gone

    Now listen to me mama, mama, why did you make me go
    Around here, baby, how long, how long
    Ain't had no loving, how long, how long

    I hate that train, train that carried my baby away
    Left me standing, how long, how long
    Ain't had no loving, how long, how long

    This was played by the Dead several times in 1970 acoustic sets. This isn't same as the better known Leroy Carr song, and I think it comes from the version by Frank Stokes in the 1920s: the tune and guitar playing are very similar, though the lyrics are different. This is the version that Garcia sang.