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Played by Jerry with the Grateful Dead, and with many of his solo partners, including John Kahn, David Grisman and the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band.

(1) Jerry sings this verse on the 1970 Bear's Choice version, but not on later versions

(2) "... but the waiting takes so long" in some versions

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Up on the Blue Ridge mountain, there I'll take my stand
Up on the Blue Ridge mountain, there I'll take my stand
A rifle on my shoulder, six-shooter in my hand
Lord, Lord, I've been all around this world

Lulu, my Lulu, come and open the door
Lulu, my Lulu, come and open the door
Before I have to walk on in with my old forty-four
Lord, I've been all around this world

Mama and papa, little sister makes three (note 1)
Mama and papa, little sister makes three
They're coming in the morning, that's the last you'll see of me
Lord, lord, I've been all around this world

Hang me, oh hang me, so I'll be dead and gone
Hang me, oh hang me, so I'll be dead and gone
I wouldn't mind your hanging boys, but you wait in jail so long (note 2)
Lord, I've been all around this world

Up on the Blue Ridge mountain, there I'll take my stand
Up on the Blue Ridge mountain, there I'll take my stand
A rifle on my shoulder, six-shooter in my hand
Lord, Lord, I've been all around this world

  • I've Been All Around This World
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    Up on the Blue Ridge mountain, there I'll take my stand
    Up on the Blue Ridge mountain, there I'll take my stand
    A rifle on my shoulder, six-shooter in my hand
    Lord, Lord, I've been all around this world

    Lulu, my Lulu, come and open the door
    Lulu, my Lulu, come and open the door
    Before I have to walk on in with my old forty-four
    Lord, I've been all around this world

    Mama and papa, little sister makes three (note 1)
    Mama and papa, little sister makes three
    They're coming in the morning, that's the last you'll see of me
    Lord, lord, I've been all around this world

    Hang me, oh hang me, so I'll be dead and gone
    Hang me, oh hang me, so I'll be dead and gone
    I wouldn't mind your hanging boys, but you wait in jail so long (note 2)
    Lord, I've been all around this world

    Up on the Blue Ridge mountain, there I'll take my stand
    Up on the Blue Ridge mountain, there I'll take my stand
    A rifle on my shoulder, six-shooter in my hand
    Lord, Lord, I've been all around this world

    Played by Jerry with the Grateful Dead, and with many of his solo partners, including John Kahn, David Grisman and the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band.

    (1) Jerry sings this verse on the 1970 Bear's Choice version, but not on later versions

    (2) "... but the waiting takes so long" in some versions