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Wharf Rat
Composer: Jerry Garcia / Robert Hunter

Wharf Rat was first performed by the Grateful Dead in February 1971. It was then played, usually somewhere between 10 and 30 times a year, every year except 1975 through to June 1995.

The title of the song was adopted by the Wharf Rats, a support group for drug and alcohol free deadheads.



Grateful Dead

info Grateful Dead (Skull & Roses), 1971
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 3, 1995
info Ticket to New Year's (video), 1996
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 7, 1997
info Terrapin Station (Limited Edition), 1997
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 12, 1998
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 13, 1999
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 14, 1999
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 18, 2000
info Ladies and Gentlemen ... The Grateful Dead, 2000
info The Golden Road (1965-1973), 2001
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 24, 2002
info Steppin' Out with the Grateful Dead: England '72, July 2002
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 25, 2002
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 29, 2003
info The Closing of Winterland, 2003
info The Closing of Winterland (DVD), 2003
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 31, 2004
info Rockin' The Rhein, 2004
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 33, 2004
info Grateful Dead Movie Soundtrack, 2004
info Dick's Picks, Vol. 36, 2005
info Grateful Dead Download Vol. 7: 9/3 & 4/80, 2005
info Live at the Cow Palace: New Year's Eve 1976, 2006
info Grateful Dead Download Vol 11: 6/20/91, 2006
info Three From The Vault, 2007
info Road Trips: Vol 1, Number 1: Fall 1979, 2007
info Road Trips: Vol 1, Number 2: October 1977 (Bonus CD), 2008
info Winterland 1973: The Complete Recordings, 2008
info Road Trips: Vol 1, Number 3: Summer 1971, 2008
info To Terrapin: Hartford '77, 2009
info Road Trips: Vol 2, No 3: June 1974, Wall Of Sound: Bonus CD, 2009
info Winterland June 1977: The Complete Recordings, 2009
info Road Trips: Vol 3, Number 1: Oakland Dec 28, 1979 Bonus CD, 2009
info Road Trips: Vol 3, Number 2: Austin, Nov 15, 1971 Bonus CD, 2010
info Crimson, White and Indigo, 2010
info Road Trips: Vol 3, Number 4: Penn State/Cornell, 1980, 2010
info Road Trips: Vol 4, Number 2: April Fool's '88, 2011
info Road Trips: Vol 4, Number 3: Denver 1973, 2011
info Road Trips: Vol 4, No. 5: Boston Music Hall 6.9.76, 2011
info Europe '72, The Complete Recordings, 2011
info Europe '72: London, 4/7/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Dusseldorf, 4/24/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Paris, 5/3/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: Amsterdam, 5/10/1972, 2011
info Europe '72: London, 5/25/1972, 2011
info Dave's Picks Vol 1: Richmond, VA, 5/25/77, 2012
info Dave's Picks Volume 2: Hartford, CT, 7/31/74, 2012
info Dave's Picks 2012 Bonus CD, 2012
info May 1977 (box set), 2013

Robert Hunter

info Boise, ID, July 1 , 2004

The Dead

info Salt Lake City, UT, June 29, 2004
info Hartford, CT, August 3, 2004
info Dead '09: Los Angeles, CA, May 9, 2009

Furthur

info Dec 12, 2009, Asbury Park, NJ
info Feb 6, 2010, Orlando, FL
info Mar 3, 2010, Chicago, IL
info July 2, 2010, Columbus, OH
info July 7, 2010, Ottawa, ON
info July 30, 2010, Bridgeport, CT
info September 22, 2010, Las Vegas, NV
info November 16, 2010, Reading, PA
info November 20, 2010, New York, NY
info December 31, 2010, San Francisco, CA
info February 13, 2011, Broomfield, CO
info March 10, 2011, New York, NY
info March 20, 2011, Upper Darby, PA
info July 19, 2011, Saratoga Springs, NY
info Sept 23, 2011, Eugene, OR
info Oct 2, 2011, Morrison, CO
info Oct 8, 2011, Monterey, CA
info Nov 8, 2011, Charlottesville, VA
info Nov 18, 2011, Rosemont, IL
info Dec 30, 2011, San Francisco, CA
info April 17, 2012, New York, NY
info April 21, 2012, Live Oak
info July 10, 2012, Alpharetta, GA
info September 25, 2012, Seattle, WA
info October 4, 2012, Las Vegas, NV
info April 17, 2013, Port Chester, NY
info July 16, 2013, Gilford, NH
info Sept 20, 2013, Morrison, CO
info Sept 29, 2013, Berkeley, CA

Ratdog

info Baltimore MD: October 20, 2003
info Geneva NY: October 28, 2003
info Chicago IL: November 3, 2003
info Ft. Wayne IN: November 11, 2003
info Little Rock AR: November 19, 2003
info Los Angeles CA, March 1, 2004
info Bozeman MT, March 10, 2004
info Washington, March 30, 2004
info Cleveland OH, April 5, 2005
info Wilkes-Barre PA, April 13, 2005
info Ridgefield CT, April 25, 2005
info South Burlington, VT, August 24, 2005
info Toronto, Canada, October 31, 2005
info Tucson, AZ, December 6, 2005
info North Charleston, SC, March 16, 2006
info Phoenix, AZ, June 28, 2006
info Ridgefield, CT, August 21, 2006
info Columbus OH, October 26, 2006
info York PA, November 7, 2006
info Seattle WA, February 17, 2007
info Jim Thorpe PA, March 16, 2007
info Cleveland OH, July 16, 2007
info Lowell MA, August 12, 2007
info Norfolk, VA, November 7, 2007
info Salt Lake City, UT, June 24, 2008
info Hampton Beach, NH, July 23, 2009
info Spokane, WA, August 25, 2009

 
Other recordings

info Deadicated, Various Artists, 1991
info Sometimes - Live (UK EP), Midnight Oil, 1992
info Sometimes - Live (Aus. single), Midnight Oil, 1992
info Fire On The Mountain: Reggae Celebrates The Grateful Dead, Various Artists, 1996
info The Best Of The B-Sides, Midnight Oil, 1997
info Swingin' To The Grateful Dead, Various Artists, 1999
info Built To Grass (Grass Is Dead, Vol. 2), Grass Is Dead (Crazy Fingers), 2001
info Long Strange Trip: Swingin' and Pickin' on the Grateful Dead, Various Artists, 2001
info Jerry Jams, Jerry Cares, Various Artists, 2005
info Bruce Hornsby Live: July 11, 2002, Salt Lake City, UT, Bruce Hornsby, 2005
info The Best of the Jammys, Vol. One, 2006
info Oriental Theatre, Denver, CO, March 17, 2007, KVMW, 2007
info Spun, Lauren Pennington, 2009
info At Page Auditorium, Duke University, Durham, NC 10/15/10, The American Beauty Project, 2010
info Keys, Keller Williams, 2013

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