The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)

Lyrics: Grateful Dead
Music: Grateful Dead

See that girl barefooting along
Whistling and singing, she's a-carrying on
Got laughing in her eyes, dancing in her feet
She's a neon light diamond, she can live on the street

Chorus
Hey, hey, come right away
Come and join the party every day
Hey, hey, come right away
Come and join the party every day

Well, everybody's dancing in a ring around the sun
Nobody's finished, we ain't even begun
So take off your shoes, child, and take off your hat
Try on your wings and find out where it's at

[chorus]

Take a vacation, fall out for a while
Summer's coming in and it's going outa style
Well, lie down smoking, honey, have yourself a ball
'Cause your mother's down in Memphis, won't be back till the fall

[chorus]
Grateful Dead Recordings
     Date Album
     studio 1967 The Grateful Dead (note 1) (note 2)

"The Dead" Concert Recordings

Ratdoglive CDs and downloads

Phil Lesh and Friends Digital Download Series

Furthur Digital Downloads and CDs
 
Other Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     1994 The Infinite Summer Of Love The Beast
     1994 The Bobs Cover The Songs Of ... The Bobs (note 3)
     2005 Jerry Jams, Jerry Cares One Cat Left
Notes
(1) also on the compilations Skeletons From The Closet and The Very Best Of The Grateful Dead
(2) also plays on the soundtrack of the Grateful Dead Movie
(3) also on the compilation "Stolen Roses"


Futher Information
For an online discussion of the lyrics to this song see the deadsongs.vue conference on The Well.
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography
For information on references in the lyrics see David Dodd's Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics
For David Dodd's discussion of this song on dead.net see Greatest Stories Ever Told
For online chords and TAB see www.rukind.com
For sheet music, see:
          Grateful Dead Anthology Volume 1 (piano arrangement)
          Very Best Of The Grateful Dead (guitar TAB)

 


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