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The Pine Hill Project — I Know You Rider
Album: Tomorrow You're Going
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6.8

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Released: 2015
Length: 4:56
Plays (last 30 days): 3
I know you, rider, gonna miss me when I'm gone;
I know you, rider, gonna miss me when I'm gone;
Gonna miss your baby, from rolling in your arms.

Laid down last night, Lord, I could not take my rest;
Laid down last night, Lord, I could not take my rest;
My mind was wandering like the wild geese in the West.

The Sun will shine in my back door someday.
The Sun will shine in my back door someday.
March winds will blow all my troubles away.

I wish I was a headlight, on a North bound train;
I wish I was a headlight, on a North bound train;
I'd shine my light through cool Colorado rain.

I know you, rider, gonna miss me when I'm gone;
I know you, rider, gonna miss me when I'm gone;
Gonna miss your baby, from rolling in your arms.
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 nannimae wrote:

I agree to disagree.  The Dead rarely played IKYR the same twice; inevitably there were versions lacking inspiration, too.  If I learned anything in my 30 years of listening to versions and versions of songs the Dead performed, it is to enjoy the adaptation and interpretation for the joy inherent in the music.

I think you may have missed my point, I too enjoy the Dead’s various interpretations and variations throughout the years..,..  its just that none of them were this mediocre 
 nannimae wrote:

I agree to disagree.  The Dead rarely played IKYR the same twice; inevitably there were versions lacking inspiration, too.  If I learned anything in my 30 years of listening to versions and versions of songs the Dead performed, it is to enjoy the adaptation and interpretation for the joy inherent in the music.


Well put.
 Montreal_Mort wrote:

…. I’d shine a light through a cool Colorado rain …
OMG. Isn’t that the best?


'Twas inevitable the highlight of the song every time Jerry sang this verse live! 

…. I’d shine a light through a cool Colorado rain …
OMG. Isn’t that the best?
Good job Pine Hill Project! Good job! 
 tpd wrote:

Does anyone out there in RP land know where I can download this track?



Only a buck! I might have to have this too.

I Know You Rider
This is why I listen to and support RP. Love to discover new music.  Love Richard Shindell, but haven't heard of this project he was in.  
Does anyone out there in RP land know where I can download this track?
This was on in the background and I wasn't really paying attention, and I thought it was an obscure Fairport Convention out-take.  Quite an amiable song though.
A bit too sleepy for me. 
 thewiseking wrote:

Fallacy or veracity? Make up your mind, Son!


Good catch!
 johkir wrote:
I had no idea this song is almost 100 years old!
 
Man that would be a great idea for a band... taking songs from the 1800s and setting them to modern music.
this is a wonderful cover
I had no idea this song is almost 100 years old!
Thought this was a cover of  The Carter Family - Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone?
this is such a cool cover
TIL that this singer (Lucy Kaplansky) is a psychologist and has a PhD in clinical psychology, so cool!
A clone of  Low.


Interesting. I put up the Judy Roderick, Woman Blue version for submission and it was rejected. Judy's version exists on a different plane. Perhaps one too high for this site.

 h8rhater wrote:

Funny how this song was followed by China Cat Sunflower (written by Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter for the Grateful Dead) into I Know You Rider (American Traditional Blues Song), because it illustrates both the fallacy and veracity of your duplicitous statement about the BAND.

Also the Lomax's hybridized the writing of Woman Blue from multiple traditional sources, including Blind Lemon Jefferson.  That's the beauty of the American Traditional and the beauty, or American Beauty if you will, of the Grateful Dead.  They (more than any other band) gave some of these beautiful blues and folk traditionals, passed down orally for generations, to a new and modern audience. 


Although I would take issue with your description of the comments as duplicitous, your assessment of where the Dead reside in relation to the traditions is spot-on. I would also note that Los Lobos, an utterly different band yet in sync with the Dead, have been doing something similar.
 ckcotton wrote:
GD version is Ssssssooooo much better... this drags and fails to inspire
 
I agree to disagree.  The Dead rarely played IKYR the same twice; inevitably there were versions lacking inspiration, too.  If I learned anything in my 30 years of listening to versions and versions of songs the Dead performed, it is to enjoy the adaptation and interpretation for the joy inherent in the music.
 peregrin wrote:
I'm hearing a lot of Fairport Convention in this. Not a bad thing.
 

I thought the same when it came on!  I've listened to many GD covers... leaves me with a grin on my face.
This is as really poor cover. Sorry RP
GD version is Ssssssooooo much better... this drags and fails to inspire
Interesting. I put up the Judy Roderick, Woman Blue version for submission and it was rejected. Judy's version exists on a different plane. Perhaps one too high for this site.
You are totally in the moment today.
I'm hearing a lot of Fairport Convention in this. Not a bad thing.
Beautiful.
 h8rhater wrote:

Funny how this song was followed by China Cat Sunflower (written by Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter for the Grateful Dead) into I Know You Rider (American Traditional Blues Song), because it illustrates both the fallacy and veracity of your duplicitous statement about the BAND.

Also the Lomax's hybridized the writing of Woman Blue from multiple traditional sources, including Blind Lemon Jefferson.  That's the beauty of the American Traditional and the beauty, or American Beauty if you will, of the Grateful Dead.  They (more than any other band) gave some of these beautiful blues and folk traditionals, passed down orally for generations, to a new and modern audience. 
 
Fallacy or veracity? Make up your mind, Son!
This is lovely, no matter who wrote it.
c.

edit: Wiki has no knowledge of 'Pine Hill Project'?
 ...and I thought it was Mother Nature's Son mardisoninnc wrote:

{#Ask}

I thought for a second that this was Cry, Cry, Cry.  



 


 thewiseking wrote:
Funny how folks consider this a Dead Cover. The Dead were in many respects A COVER BAND! Judy Roderick's version, Woman Blue, should be your "go to" for source material on this one. Judy's is the most influential version. You will hear the influence on Mazzy Starr and oh so many others

 
Funny how this song was followed by China Cat Sunflower (written by Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter for the Grateful Dead) into I Know You Rider (American Traditional Blues Song), because it illustrates both the fallacy and veracity of your duplicitous statement about the BAND.

Also the Lomax's hybridized the writing of Woman Blue from multiple traditional sources, including Blind Lemon Jefferson.  That's the beauty of the American Traditional and the beauty, or American Beauty if you will, of the Grateful Dead.  They (more than any other band) gave some of these beautiful blues and folk traditionals, passed down orally for generations, to a new and modern audience. 

I do like how RP follows up a classic Dead song with somebody else's cover. Always entertaining.
Very nice.
Judy Roderick played this song before the Dead or Hot Tuna. She followed the original version of the song, found by the Lomaxes in 1934 from an 18 year old girl in prison for murder. It was called Woman Blue or Woman Blues & sung by women.
Funny how folks consider this a Dead Cover. The Dead were in many respects A COVER BAND! Judy Roderick's version, Woman Blue, should be your "go to" for source material on this one. Judy's is the most influential version. You will hear the influence on Mazzy Starr and oh so many others
This is...wonderful!
Amazing song and great cover upgraded from 8 to 9.  Thanks for playing!
Instead of yet another Dead Cover, how about some Chris Cornell/Soundgarden/Audioslave/Temple of the Dog? I mean, the guy was arguably one of the greatest rock vocalists of all time.
Ya can never go wrong with covers of the GD 
My first thought upon hearing this was "Sandy Denny covered this song?"
no better version than Judy Roderick's https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwIl-7KykuQ
Gets a "quite likable" from me.

...And following a Feat song... Feat did some great covers of this as well.  ;)
many versions of this, before and after the Dead's. Dig this one by the Byrds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShiawtKhAWo

What's with all the Dead songs today? 4/20 was yesterday brah.
Nice cover of the Dreadful Grapes song. I like it!
I've always enjoyed Lucy Kaplansky's music. This is a treat. Thanks RP.
I'm going to have to hear this a time or two more before I consider bumping up my rating.

I guess I'm too familiar with the 'Dead's version.  This one has to soak in a bit first. 
 poetdancer wrote:
I'm most familiar with the Grateful Dead's version of this, but this is decent.

 
Yea, like the Dead's version way better. This one seems to drag a bit. 
didn't they do the amatuer night a few weeks ago at that dive bar in 'Frisco
came in 4th as I remember 
Another RP discovery. Gonna check out Pine Hill Project. Sounding great on this Friday morning.
 melzabutch wrote:
I like it, but I have to say I thought this was a Gordon Lightfoot cover, looked up in Wikipedia, and not the case.  I don't know which of his songs this immediately reminded me of.  Nice vocals all the same.

 
This is on the Dixie Chicks' first album. I thought it was their tune, but the liner notes credit it as "traditional" with arrangement by the 'Chicks, song title simply "Rider."

I like their version much more than this one.
I'm most familiar with the Grateful Dead's version of this, but this is decent.
I like it, but I have to say I thought this was a Gordon Lightfoot cover, looked up in Wikipedia, and not the case.  I don't know which of his songs this immediately reminded me of.  Nice vocals all the same.
 mardisoninnc wrote:

{#Ask}

I thought for a second that this was Cry, Cry, Cry.  



 
It could be called Cry, Cry ...

{#Ask}

I thought for a second that this was Cry, Cry, Cry.