Pay Me My Money DOwn

Lyrics: Lydia Parrish
Music: Lydia Parrish

Played by Jerry Garcia with an unnamed bluegrass band in Burlingame in January 1962. Thanks to Matt Schofield for the lyrics.

I though I heard the Captain say
Pay me my money down
Tomorrow is our sailing day
Pay me my money down

Oh pay me, oh pay me
Pay me my money down
Pay me or go to jail
Pay me my money down

As soon as the boat was clear of the bar
Pay me my money down
The captain knocked me down with a spar
Pay me my money down

Oh pay me, oh pay me
Pay me my money down
Pay me or go to jail
Pay me my money down

I wish I was Mr. Steven's son
Pay me my money down
Sit in the shade and watch the work done
Pay me my money down

Oh pay me, oh pay me
Pay me my money down
Pay me or go to jail
Pay me my money down

I wish I was Mr. Howard's son
Pay me my money down
Sit in the shade and drink good rum
Pay me my money down

Oh pay me, oh pay me
Pay me my money down
Pay me or go to jail
Pay me my money down

Oh pay me, oh pay me
Pay me my money down
Pay me or go to jail
Pay me my money down

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

 


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