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 #58  by willdivide
 Thu May 13, 2004 8:09 pm
gdtrfb is an astoundingly old tune, probably from colonial times. played slow it's the basis for 'joe turner (come and gone)' and the memphis jug band's 'k.c. moan'.

 #59  by ebick
 Thu May 13, 2004 10:09 pm
I saw this on some Best Of Truckers album/CD some years ago in a local grocery store. Still wishing I splurged and picked it up (never saw it again)
 #536  by whatever
 Wed Jul 21, 2004 12:13 am
I think either bill monroe or the osborn brothers did a bluegrass cover of this song.
 #2305  by spilly
 Tue Dec 06, 2005 2:58 am
the Allman Brothers do an incredible traditional acoustic slide version of the song on a dvd called live at great woods 1991. I highly recommend it.

 #12066  by jonpaul
 Thu Jan 25, 2007 1:38 am
I don't know how old it is, but in the original movie version of Steinbeck's "Grapes of Wrath," someone plays a slower version of it at one of the stops on the way to California. In addition to being about half the normal speed, it incorporated a E to E7 change before the A, only on the first line of each chorus, and there was a bit of a bridge, as well.