Old Plank Road (traditional? / Uncle Dave Macon)

First played

August 16, 2001

Last played

October 29, 2016

Times played



Rather be in Richmond with all the hail and rain
Than to be in Georgia boys wearin' that ball and chain

Won't get drunk no more
Won't get drunk no more
Won't get drunk no more
Way down the Old Plank Road

I went down to Mobile, but I got on the gravel train
Very next thing they heard of me, had on that ball and chain

Doney, oh dear Doney, what makes you treat me so
Caused me to wear that ball and chain, now my ankle's sore

Knoxville is a pretty place, Memphis is a beauty
Wanta see them pretty girls, hop to Chattanoogie

I'm going to build me a scaffold on some mountain high
So I can see my Doney girl as she goes riding by

My wife died on Friday night, Saturday she was buried
Sunday was my courtin' day, Monday I got married

Eighteen pounds of meat a week, whiskey here to sell
How can a young man stay at home, pretty girls look so well

Shows played

2001-08-16 Pour House
2001-08-18 Brushy Mountain Jamboree @ Van Hoy Farms
2001-08-30 Stanhope House
2001-09-01 Dave's Farm
2001-09-07 Stone Pony
2001-09-15 Beardslee Castle
2001-09-30 Dunhams Radio Show @ Brandy House
2001-10-01 Cumberland's
2001-10-02 The Handlebar
2001-10-17 Stanhope House
2001-10-31 Full Moon Saloon
2001-11-02 EBF Lawn
2001-11-03 Last Day Saloon
2001-11-07 Bluebird Theater
2001-11-24 Mexicali Blues
2002-03-06 Zephyr Club
2002-03-07 Wolf Den Tavern
2002-03-21 Cumberland's
2002-06-15 Onopa Brewing Company
2002-08-03 The Ronquillo Ranch
2002-08-30 Haggard's Black Dog Tavern
2002-09-05 Neurolux
2002-09-14 Quail Hollow Station
2002-09-19 Winston's
2002-09-24 Utopia Cafe
2002-09-26 Starlight
2002-10-11 Emerald Lounge
2002-11-22 Gullifty’s Underground
2002-11-29 Fountain House
2004-03-04 Funk Box
2004-03-31 Bishop's Pub
2004-04-01 Tractor Tavern
2004-04-14 Rhythm Room
2004-04-17 Paramount Night Club
2004-04-21 Sticky Fingerz
2004-06-29 Palms Playhouse
2004-08-15 Chalet Wolfneck
2004-08-26 Crocodile Rock
2004-09-08 Grog Shop
2004-10-03 Dave & Kacey's Wedding @ unknown venue
2004-10-31 Orpheum Theater
2004-12-31 Mexicali Blues