Old & In The Way was an early Jerry Garcia supergroup featuring David “Dawg” Grisman, Peter Rowan, the great Vassar Clements, and John Kahn, whose bass underscored much of Garcia’s early non-Grateful Dead work. This Grisman-written number was recorded at The Boarding House in San Francisco, CA the night of October 8, 1973.
Old and in the way, that’s what I heard them say
They used to heed the words he said, but that was yesterday
Gold will turn to gray and youth will fade away
They’ll never care about you, call you old and in the way