Political Animal


May 02, 2013 8:39 AM Daylight Video

By Ed Kilgore

Woke up dreaming of this song, which has been performed by many musicians, but none better than Doc Watson: “Shady Grove.”

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.


  • joyzeeboy on May 02, 2013 10:38 AM:

    Great song!!!! I have Jerry Garcia doing this on a blue grass CD.

  • Robert on May 02, 2013 11:48 AM:

    Can we celebrate this glorious spring day under the shadow of a dysfunctional Congress with more Doc Watson;

    A little known cover, written by Allen Reynolds.

    Ready for the Times to Get Better:

    Miss ya Doc! You too Merle.

  • texastln on May 02, 2013 8:03 PM:

    ED--thanks for the Doc song. Had forgot about him since I left college in mid 60's but now I remember.