"I live in a silver mine and I call it beggar's tomb; I got me a violin and I beg you call the tune": Original Album of The Grateful Dead's Workingman's Dead; Signed by Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, Robert Hunter and Tom Constanten

  • Workingman’s Dead.

Workingman’s Dead.

$1,750.00

Item Number: 86948

1970.

Original LP of Workingman’s Dead boldly signed by Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart, Robert Hunter and Tom Constanten who has written out the lyrics to the classic song Uncle John’s Band, which reads, “I live in a silver mine and I call it beggar’s tomb; I got me a violin and I beg you call the tune.” In near fine condition.

Workingman's Dead is the fourth Grateful Dead studio album. It was recorded in February 1970 and originally released on June 14, 1970. The album and its studio follow-up, American Beauty, were recorded back-to-back using a similar style, eschewing the psychedelic experimentation of previous albums in favor of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter's Americana-styled songcraft. In 2003, the album was listed on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. It features one of their most well-known songs Uncle John's Band. Written by guitarist Jerry Garcia and lyricist Robert Hunter, "Uncle John's Band" presents the Dead in an acoustic and musically concise mode, with close harmony singing. It is listed as one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. In 2001 it was named 321st in the Songs of the Century project list.

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