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Doin' My Time

Doin' My Time has not been seen in 692 Phish shows.
It was last played: 1999-07-01.
It was played at 0.1% of live shows.
It has been performed live 2 time(s).

Music/Lyrics: Jimmie Skinner

Original Artist: Jimmie Skinner

Original Album: Single (1941)

Vocals: Tim O'Brien (lead)

Debut: 1996-08-07

Historian: Mark Toscano


Seek out both versions of this song for some fun special guest action. Tim O’Brien joined Phish for the last three songs of the 8/7/96 first set, closing the three-song medley with a strong version of this old Jimmie Skinner tune. The real keeper is 7/1/99, though, which features O’Brien (fiddle), Jerry Douglas (dobro), and Ronnie McCoury (mandolin), an all-star version that kicks, albeit respectfully, the ass of the Red Rocks version.


Recommended Versions: 1999-07-01

Lyrics:

(Skinner)
© Sony/ATV Acuff Rose Music (BMI)


On this old pile with a ball and chain
They call be by a number not a name, lord, lord
Gotta do my time, gotta do my time
With an aching heart and worried mind

When that old judge looked down and smile
He said I'll put you on that good road for a while, lord
Gotta do my time, gotta do my time
With an aching heart and a worried mind

You can hear my hammer you can hear my song
I'll swing it like john henly all day long, lord, lord
Gotta do my time, gotta do my time
With an aching heart and a worried mind

It won't be long just few more days
I'll settle down and quit my rowdy ways, lord, lord
With that gal of mine, with that gal of mine
She'll be waiting for me when I've done my time

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