Around And Around

Lyrics: Chuck Berry
Music: Chuck Berry

Played by Bob Weir with the Grateful Dead and with many of his solo bands.

Chorus
They say the joint was rockin' (note 1)
Goin' round and round
Yeah reelin' and a-rockin'
What a crazy sound
And they never stopped rockin'
Till the moon went down

Oh it sounds so sweet
I gotta take me a chance
Rose out of my seat
Just had to dance
Started movin' my feet
Well a-clappin' my hands

Well the joint started rockin'
[etc with chorus]

Twelve o'clock
Well the place was packed
Front doors was locked
Well the place was packed
When the police knocked
Those doors flew back

[chorus]
Notes
(1) Bob Weir sometimes started "Well the joint was jumping" (thanks to Jason Walsh for pointing this out)

Grateful Dead Recordings
     Date Album
     27 Sep 1972 Dick's Picks Vol 11
      9 Nov 1973 Winterland 1973 - The Complete Recordings
     17 Nov 1973 Dave's Picks Volume 5
     19 Dec 1973 Dick's Picks Vol 1
     18 Jun 1974 Road Trips Number 2, Volume 3 (bonus disc)
     31 Jul 1974 Dave's Picks Volume 2
      5 Aug 1974 Dick's Picks Vol 31
     20 Oct 1974 Steal Your Face
     13 Aug 1975 One From The Vault
      9 Jun 1976 Road Trips Volume 4, Number 5
     24 Sep 1976 Dave's Picks Vol 4
     31 Dec 1976 Live At The Cow Palace
     11 May 1977 May 1977 Box Set
     25 May 1977 Dave's Picks Volume 1
      7 Jun 1977 Winterland June 1977 - The Complete Recordings
     16 Oct 1977 Road Trips Volume 1, Number 2
      2 Nov 1977 Dick's Picks Vol 34
      5 Feb 1978 Dick's Picks Vol 18
     24 Apr 1978 Dave's Picks Volume 7
     11 May 1978 Dick's Picks Vol 25
     16 Sep 1978 Rocking The Cradle: Egypt 1978
     17 Oct 1978 Road Trips Volume 1, Number 4 ("From Egypt With Love") (bonus disc)
     31 Dec 1978 The Closing Of Winterland (DVD & CD)
      4 May 1979 Live At The Coliseum
     26 Dec 1979 Dick's Picks Vol 5
      6 May 1980 Road Trips Volume 3, Number 4
      3 Sep 1980 Download Series Vol 7
     30 Nov 1980 Dave's Picks Volume 8
      2 Apr 1989 Download Series Vol 9
     19 Mar 1990 Spring 1990
     25 Mar 1990 Dozin' At The Knock
      2 Apr 1990 Spring 1990
     26 May 1993 Road Trips Vol 2, No 4

Recordings from dead.net Tapers Section

"The Dead" Concert Recordings
 
Bob Weir Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
      3 Apr 1976 In Concert (King Biscuit Flower Hour) Kingfish
      ? 1977 Live 'N' Kickin' Kingfish


Futher Information
For an online discussion of the lyrics to this song see the deadsongs.vue conference on The Well.
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography
For online chords and TAB see www.rukind.com

 


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