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When First Unto This Country
Composer: Traditional

When First Unto This Country was performed by Jerry Garcia and David Grisman in the 1990's.

The song was collected in Our Singing Country by John and Alan Lomax (1935). The version used was performed by Foy Gant and Mrs. Gant in Austin, Texas in 1935.

Words and music for the song were also included Sing Out Reprints in 1959 and in The New Lost City Ramblers Songbook in 1964/1976.



Jerry Garcia recordings

info Not For Kids Only, Jerry Garcia and David Grisman, 1993

Other recordings

no info Gant Family, 1934 (field recording)
info Songs of Courting and Complaint, Peggy Seeger, 1955
info New Lost City Ramblers, Vol. 2, New Lost City Ramblers, 1959
info Folk Festival At Newport, Vol. 2, Various Artists (New Lost City Ramblers), 1959
info Ian & Sylvia, Ian & Sylvia, 1962
info The Folk Box, Various Artists (New Lost City Ramblers), 1964
no info Relax Your Mind, Happy Traum, 1976
no info Gottle O'Geer, Fairport Convention, 1976
no info Pigtown Fling, Leo Kretzner and Jay Leibovitz, 1979
no info Cider in the Kitchen, Howard Bursden, 1980
no info Bucket of Songs, Happy Traum, 1983
info New Lost City Ramblers: The Early Years: 1958-1962, The New Lost City Ramblers, 1991
no info Bringing It All Back Home, Original Soundtrack, Various Artists (Lee Valley String Band), 1991
no info Stargeezer, Spider John Koerner, 1996
no info Song of the Hills: Instrumental Impressions of America's Heartland, Various Artists (John Sebastian, Jay Ungar and John Whelan), 1999
no info Single, Bluegrass Gentlemen, 19??
info Prairie Bluegrass, Bray Brothers & Red Cravens, 2000
no info A New Broom Sweeps Clean, But an Old Broom Knows Every Corner, Rosine, 2000
no info Bringing It All Back Home: The Influence of Irish Music, Various Artists (Lee Valley String Band), 2000
info The Complete Vanguard Studio Recordings, Ian & Sylvia, 2001
no info Americana Roots Songbook: Man of Constant Sorrow, Various Artists (John Sebastian, Jay Ungar and John Whelan), 2002
no info Swarb! Forty Five Years Of Folks Finest Fiddler, Dave Swarbrick, 2003
no info American Roots Songbook, Various Artists (John Sebastian, Jay Ungar and John Whelan), 2003
no info Americana: The Genuine Original, Various Artists (John Sebastian, Jay Ungar and John Whelan), 2003
no info Fast as Time Can Take Me, Troublesome Creek String Band, 2005
no info Native Soil, Dana & Susan Robinson, 2005
info Three Score And Ten, Peggy Seeger, 2007
no info Box of Pegg's, Dave Pegg, 2007
info Try Me One More Time, David Bromberg, 2007
info 50 Years: Where Do You Come from, Where Do You Go?, The New Lost City Ramblers, 2009
info Winter Hours, The Deep Dark Woods, 2009

 
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