Slowly But Surely

Lyrics: James Booker
Music: James Booker

Played by James Booker with the Jerry Garcia Band in Jan 1976. The title in some lists is "Right Back Together" but it seems that "Slowly But Surely" is the correct title - see the spoken lyrics at the end of the song.

Section A
You know the world keeps going on around and round
And slowly getting back together
I know it's getting right back together right now
Sun's got the world going round and round
As though they're getting back together
I know it's getting right back together right now

Section B
There is a great big plan
It's greater than superman, as great a superman
Tell you no lie, ['cause here is superfly, ooperfly]
Keeps the world running round and around and round
Slowly getting back together
I know it's getting right back together right now

Section C
Well dead and gone, I may be dead and gone
Just helping the ground rotting
Yeah but the truth will live on
It never be forgotten
Oh but the birds and the ants
I know the trees and plants
They're gonna bring me all the news
It won't be no use, it won't be no use
Because the world still be going on around and round
And slowly getting back together
I know it know it's going to get back together, slowly but surely
Right back together now

Right back together
I know it's gonna get back together right now
I know it's gonna get back together, slowly but surely
Right back together now
Right back together
I know it's gonna get back together right now

[repeat section B]

[repeat section C]

[repeat section A]

[spoken]
This song here, "Slowly But Surely", I dedicate this to my aunt down
in Bay, St Louis, Bessie, my aunt Bessie, she inspired this you know,
she inspired the title, 'cause she used to say that all the time,
"Slowly But Surely", and she used to say this, she said:

[repeat section C]