Black Queen

Lyrics: Stephen Stills
Music: Stephen Stills

This was sung by Stephen Stills with the Dead twice, on 10 December 1969 and 16 April 1983.

Black Queen, holding hearts
Black Queen, tear the game apart
Black Queen, don't you know
Can't beat aces all in a row
Black Queen, no you can't
Black Queen

Black Queen, you see the whole hand
Black Queen, where's your black man?
Black Queen, if he ain't in the hole
Black Queen, you got some more to show me
Black Queen

Black Queen, where's your bank roll? (note 1)
Black Queen, where did it go?
Black Queen, the truth is hard
Black Queen, you're playing foolish cards
Black Queen
[etc]
Notes
(1) Stephen Stills didn't sing this verse on 10 December 1969, but intead repeated an amalgam of the first two verses.



Futher Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography

 


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