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This was played only once, in 1971, when Garcia managed the rather truncated version immediately below. The song was a hit for Stonewall Jackson, and I've set out the full lyrics for comparison. It was also recorded by the Spencer Davis Group on their second album.

Lyrics By
J Babcock
Music By
J Babcock
Lyrics

I washed my hands in muddy water
I washed my hands but they wouldn't come clean
I washed my hands in muddy water
But I must have washed my hands in a muddy stream

Well I was born in ol' Virginia
North Carolina, I did roam
If I'd listen to what daddy told me
I would not be so all alone

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    I washed my hands in muddy water
    I washed my hands but they wouldn't come clean
    I washed my hands in muddy water
    But I must have washed my hands in a muddy stream

    Well I was born in ol' Virginia
    North Carolina, I did roam
    If I'd listen to what daddy told me
    I would not be so all alone

    This was played only once, in 1971, when Garcia managed the rather truncated version immediately below. The song was a hit for Stonewall Jackson, and I've set out the full lyrics for comparison. It was also recorded by the Spencer Davis Group on their second album.