Grateful Dead Lyrics

China Doll Lyrics

China Doll Lyrics

A pistol shot, at five o'clock, the bells of heaven ring, tell me what you done it for, No I won't tell you a thing. Yesterday I begged you before I hit the ground, all I leave behind me is only what I found. If you can abide it, let the hurdy-gurdy play, stranger ones have come by here before they flew away. I will not condemn you nor yet would I deny, I would ask the same of you, but failing, will not die. Take up your china doll, take up your china doll, it's only fractured and just a little nervous from the...

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Pride of Cucamonga Lyrics

Pride of Cucamonga Lyrics

Out on the edge of an empty highway, howling at the blood on the moon, Big diesel Mack truck rolling down my way, can't hit that border too soon. Running hard out of Muskrat Flats, it was sixty days or double life, Hail on my back like a shotgun blast, high wind chimes in the night. Oh, oh the Pride of Cucamonga, oh, oh bitter olives in the sun, Oh, oh I had me some lovin', and I done some time. Since I came down from Oregon, there's a lesson or two I've learned By standing in the road alone, standing watching the fires burn. The northern sky...

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Good Lovin' Lyrics

Good Lovin' Lyrics

Well, I was feelin' so bad, asked my family doctor 'bout what I had, I said, "Doctor, Doctor, Mister M.D., can you tell me, what's ailing me?" He said, "Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah" All you need, all you really need: good lovin' Because you got to have lovin' (good lovin') Everybody got to have lovin' (good lovin') A little good lovin' now baby, good lovin'. So come on baby, squeeze me tight Don't you want your daddy to be alright? I said baby, now it's for sure, I've got the fever, you got the cure. He said,...

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Althea Lyrics

Althea Lyrics

I told Althea I was feeling lost, lacking in some direction. Althea told me upon scrutiny that my back might need protection. I told Althea that treachery was tearing me limb from limb. Althea told me better cool down boy, settle back, easy Jim. You may be Saturday's child, all alone, moving with a tinge of grace. You may be a clown in the burying ground, or just another pretty face. You may meet the fate on Ophelia, sleeping and penchence to dream. Honest to the point of recklessness, self-centered in the extreme. Ain't nobody messing with...

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Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo Lyrics

Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo Lyrics

On the day when I was born Daddy sat down and cried. I had the mark just as plain as day; which could not be denied. They say that Cain caught Abel rollin' loaded dice; Ace of Spades behind his ear and him not thinkin' twice. Halfstep, Mississippi uptown toodeloo Hello, baby, I'm gone, goodbye Half a cup of Rock and Rye. Farewell to you old Southern skies I'm on my way, on my way. If all you got to live for is what you left behind, Get yourself a powder charge and seal that silver mine. Lost my boots in transit, baby, pile of smokin'...

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The Race Is On Lyrics

The Race Is On Lyrics

I feel tears welling up from down deep inside, Like my heart's got a big break And a stab of loneliness sharp and painful that I may never shake. You might think that I'm taking it hard since you broke me off with a call, You might wager that I'll hide in sorrow and I might lay right down and bawl. Now the race is on and here comes pride up the back stretch, Heartaches a goin' to the inside, my tears are holding back, tryin' not to fall. My heart's our of the running, true love scratched for another's sake, The race is on and it looks like...

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Little Red Rooster Lyrics

Little Red Rooster Lyrics

I'm a little red rooster, too lazy to crow for days Just a little red rooster, too lazy to crow for days Keep everything in the barnyard people, upset in every way Dogs begin to bark now and the hounds begin to howl Dogs begin to bark now and the hounds begin to howl Watch out stray cat people the little red rooster is on the prowl If you see the little red rooster, won't you please drive him home If you see my little red rooster, won't you please drive him home Been no peace in the barnyard people, since the little red rooster's been gone [...

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Fire On The Mountain Lyrics

Fire On The Mountain Lyrics

Long distance runner, what you standin' there for? Get up, get out, get out of the door Your playin' cold music on the barroom floor Drowned in your laughter and dead to the core. There's a dragon with matches that's loose on the town Takes a whole pail of water just to cool him down. Fire! Fire on the mountain! Almost ablaze still you don't feel the heat It takes all you got just to stay on the beat. You say it's a livin', we all gotta eat But you're here alone, there's no one to compete. If Mercy's a bus'ness, I wish it for you More than...

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Candyman Lyrics

Candyman Lyrics

Come on all you pretty women, with your hair a hanging down, Open up your windows cuz the Candyman's in town. Come on boys and gamble, roll those laughing bones, Seven come eleven, boys I'll take your money home. Look out, look out the Candyman, Here he comes and he's gone again. Pretty lady ain't got no friend till, The Candyman comes around again, around again. I come from Memphis where I learned to talk the jive, When I get back to Memphis be one less man alive. Good morning Mr. Benson, I see you're doing well, If I had me a shotgun I'd...

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Hard to Handle Lyrics

Hard to Handle Lyrics

Baby here I am and I'm a man upon the scene I can give you what you want, but you got to come home with me I got a whole lot of good ole loving and I got some in store When I get through throwin' it on to you got to come back for more Boys and things will come by the dozen Ain't nothin' but drug store love Pretty little thing let me light your candle Cause mama I'm sure hard to handle, now yes I am. Action speaks louder than words and I'm a man with great experience I know you got another man, but I can love you better than him Take my hand,...

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Me And My Uncle Lyrics

Me And My Uncle Lyrics

Me and my uncle went ridin' down, South Colorado, West Texas bound. We stopped over in Santa Fe, That bein' the point just about half way, And you know it was the hottest part of the day. I took the horses up to the stall, Went to the barroom, ordered drinks for all. Three days in the saddle, you know my body hurt, It bein' summer, I took off my shirt, And I tried to wash off some of that dusty dirt. When Texas cowboys, they's all around, With liquor and money, they loaded down. So soon after payday, know it seemed a shame; You know my uncle,...

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Eyes Of The World Lyrics

Eyes Of The World Lyrics

Right outside this lazy summer home you ain't got time to call your soul a critic no. Right outside the lazy gate of winter's summer home, wond'rin' where the nut-thatch winters, wings a mile long just carried the bird away. Wake up to find out that you are the eyes of the world, the heart has it's beaches, it's homeland and thoughts of it's own. Wake now, discover that you are the song that the mornin' brings, But the heart has it's seasons, it's evenin's and songs of it's own. There comes a redeemer, and he slowly too fades away, And there...

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Saint Stephen Lyrics

Saint Stephen Lyrics

Saint Stephen with a rose, in and out of the garden he goes, Country garden in the wind and the rain, Wherever he goes the people all complain. Stephen prospered in his time, well he may and he may decline. Did it matter, does it now? Stephen would answer if he only knew how. Wishing well with a golden bell, bucket hanging clear to hell, Hell halfway twixt now and then, Stephen fill it up and lower down and lower down again. Lady in blue, dipped in moonlight, writing "What for?" across the morning sky. Sunlight splatters, dawn with answer,...

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Big Boss Man Lyrics

Big Boss Man Lyrics

Big boss man, can't you hear me when I call? Big boss man, can't you hear me when I call? You ain't so big, you just tall, that's just about all. You got me working boss man, a workin' around the clock, I want a little drink of whiskey, you sure won't let me stop. Big boss man, can't you hear me when I call? You ain't so big, you just tall, that's just about all. I'm gonna get me a boss man, one gonna treat me right, I work hard in the daytime, sure get drunk at night. You ain't so big, you just tall, that's just about all.

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I've Been All Around This World Lyrics

I've Been All Around This World Lyrics

Up on the Blue Ridge Mountains, there I'll take my stand. Up on the Blue Ridge Mountains, there I'll take my stand. A rifle on my shoulder, six shooter in my hand; Oh Lord, I been all around this world. Lulu, my Lulu come and open the door. Lulu, my Lulu come and open the door. Before I have to walk in with my old 'forty-four'. Oh Lord, I been all around this world. Mama and Papa, little sister makes three. Mama and Papa, little sister makes three. They're comin' in the mornin' ; that's the last you'll see of me. Oh Lord, I been all around...

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New Minglewood Blues Lyrics

New Minglewood Blues Lyrics

I was born in a desert, Raised in a loin's den And my number one occupation is stealing women from their men If your down in Memphis, you best stop down minglewood When I take a walk down there, all the women sure look good If you can't believe me, it'll make it hard to believe in you Cause we all need each other, well you know it's true

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Joey Lyrics

Joey Lyrics

Born in Red Hook, Brooklyn, in the year of who knows when Opened up his eyes to the tune of an accordion Always on the outside of whatever side there was When they asked him why it had to be that way, "Well," he answered, "just because." Larry was the oldest, Joey was next to last. They called Joe "Crazy," the baby they called "Kid Blast." Some say they lived off gambling and runnin' numbers too. It always seemed they got caught between the mob and the men in blue. Joey, Joey, King of the streets, child of clay. Joey, Joey, What made them want...

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All Along The Watchtower Lyrics

All Along The Watchtower Lyrics

There must be some way out of here, said the joker to the thief, There's too much confusion, I can't get no relief. Businessmen, they drink my wine, plowmen dig my earth, None of them along the line know what any of it is worth. No reason to get excited, the thief, he kindly spoke, There are many here among us who feel that life is but a joke. But you and I, we've been through that, and this is not our fate, So let us not talk falsely now, the hour is getting late. All along the watchtower, princes kept the view While all the women came and...

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Operator Lyrics

Operator Lyrics

Operator, can you help me, help me if you please. Give me the right area code and the number that I need. My rider left upon the Midnight Flyer, Singin' like a summer breeze. I think she's somewhere down South, down about Baton Rouge, But I just can't remember no number, a number I can use. Directory don't have it, central done forgot it, I've gotta find a number to use. Trying to check out her number, trying to run down her line. Operator said that's priv'ledged information, And it ain't no business of mine. It's floodin' down in Texas, poles...

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Oh Babe, It Ain't No Lie Lyrics

Oh Babe, It Ain't No Lie Lyrics

Been all around this whole round world, Lord, I just got back to day. Worked all the way honey and I gave it all to you Honey babe, what more can I do? Oh babe, it ain't no lie. Oh babe, it ain't no lie. Oh babe, it ain't no lie. You know this life I'm living is mighty high. One more woman, Lord in this town. Keep her telling her lies on me. Wish to my soul that old woman would die. Keep her telling her lies on me.

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