Down By The River

Lyrics: Neil Young
Music: Neil Young

Played once by Bob Weir with Ratdog on 24 Feb 1998 (and once with Maria Mulduar on the day before). Also played by Anders Osborne with Phil Lesh and Friends in April 2013.

Be on my side
I'll be on your side, baby
There is no reason for you to hide
It's so hard for me, staying here all alone
When you could be taking me for a ride

Yeah, she could drag me, over the rainbow
Send me away, down by the river
I shot my baby, down by the river
Dead, oh, shot her dead

You take my hand
I'll take your hand
Together we may get away
This much madness is too much sorrow
It's impossible to make it today

Yeah, she could drag me over the rainbow
Send me away, down by the river
I shot my baby, down by the river
Dead, oh, shot her dead

Be on my side
I'll be on your side, baby
There is no reason for you to hide
It's so hard for me, staying here all alone
When you could be taking me for a ride

Yeah, she could drag me, over the rainbow
Send me away, down by the river
I shot my baby, down by the river
Dead, oh, shot her dead
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     1969 Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere Neil Young and Crazy Horse