Foggy Mountain Top

Lyrics: Traditional/Carter Family
Music: Traditional/Carter Family

Played by Jerry and Sarah Garcia in May 1963. Thanks to Matt Schofield for the lyrics.

Chorus
If I was on some foggy mountain top
I'd sail away to the west
I'd sail all around this old round world
To the girl I love the best

It caused me to weep, it caused me to moan
It caused me to leave my home
The lonesome pines and the good old times
I'm on my way back home

[chorus]

Now if I'd listened to what my mother said
I would not be here today
Just lying around this old jail house
Just wasting my young life away

[chorus]

Now if you see that gal of mine
There's something I want you to tell her
Tell her to not go waiting for me
Go court some other feller

[chorus]

Futher Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography

 


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