The Sandman

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Hart, Jenkins, Welnick, Hidalgo

Set aside your aggravation
Let your reason fly
To Hell with reputation
Time for rock-a-bye
Rag Bag Willy and Bam-Alam
Climb on the kitty and
Ride, ride, ride

Long, thin, white as snow
Eyes as black as coal
Bag of Sand, bright as gold
To sprinkle on your soul
Rag Bag Willy and Bam-Alam
When the Sandman comes
You can do it if anyone can
You can do it if anyone can

When the Sandman come
When the Sandman come

Never see the Sandman babe
You only see the sand
Might see some fingerprints
But you won't see no hand
Rag Bag Willy and Bam-Alam
Climb on the kitty and ride

Long, thin, white as fire
Cold as Arctic ice
Blue as skies of hearts desire
Green as paradise
Rag Bag Willy and Bam-Alam
Climb on the kitty and ride

You can do it if anyone can
You can do it if anyone can
Baby if you don't give a damn
He's about to give you one

When the Sandman come
When the Sandman come

Sleep the sleep of sleepers
Dream the dream of dreams
When you look down deeper
Nothing's ever what it seems
Underneath the surface
There's another surface yet
If that makes you nervous
There's no need to be upset
Nothing to alarm you
Just take it in your stride
Nothing here can harm you
With the Sandman at your side

All the colors in the box
And some that you forgot
Inside a midnight rainbow
It all goes in the pot
Rag Bag Willy and Bam-Alam
Climb on the kitty and
Ride, ride, ride

Black as blood, red as vice
All the shades between
Settle back, shut your eyes
And slip into a dream
Rag Bag Willy and Bam-Alam
Climb on the kitty and fly
You can do it if anyone can
If you can so can I

When the Sandman comes
When the Sandman comes

Angels with a sword of flame
And phantoms of the night
All return to whence they came
Dissolve in morning light
When morning comes to wake you
You may not remember well
But I will not forsake you
I have other dreams to tell

Rag Bag Willy and Bam-Alam
Climb on the kitty and fly
Wham Bam Buffalo Man
Water when the well runs dry

Diamonds from an empty hand
Thunder from a clear blue sky
You can do it if anyone can
If you can so can I

You can do it if anyone can
If you can so can I
You can do it if anyone can
If you can so can I
[etc]
Mickey Hart Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     studio 1996 Mystery Box Mickey Hart's Mystery Box