Gimme Shelter

Lyrics: Jagger, Richard
Music: Jagger, Richard

A Rolling Stones song sung by various vocalists with with Phil Lesh & Friends, including in November 2013 by Anders Osbrone as part of their (and American Jubilee's) cover of the album "Let It Bleed". Also covered by The Dead in 2009.

Ooh, a storm is threatening my very life today
If I don't get some shelter, oh yeah I'm gonna fade away
War, children, it's just a shot away, it's just a shot away
War, children, it's just a shot away, it's just a shot away

Ooh, see the fire is sweepin, our very streets today
Burns like a red coal carpet, mad bull lost its way
Rape, murder, it's just a shot away, it's just a shot away
Rape, murder, it's just a shot away, it's just a shot away
Rape, murder, it's just a shot away, it's just a shot away

Mmm, the flood is threatening, my very life today
Gimme, gimme shelter, or I'm gonna fade away
War, children, it's just a shot away, it's just a shot away
It's just a shot away, it's just a thaught away, it's just a shot away

I said, love, sister, it's just a kiss away, it's just a kiss away
It's just a kiss away, it's just a kiss away, kiss away, kiss away, yeah
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     1969 Let It Bleed Rolling Stones

"The Dead" Concert Recordings

Phil Lesh and Friends Digital Download Series

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

 


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