Laughing At Me

Lyrics: Traditional
Music: Traditional

Sung by an unknown guest vocalist with the Grateful Dead on 8 March 1970 at the Star Theater, Phoenix.

Well I walked down to Jerusalem
Listen now people, I'll tell you what I saw
Saw a lot of people going to Jerusalem
Now I'm gonna tell you what I saw
Well there was just about a hundred thousand people there
Ah sure man, you know what they saw

They saw the blue, they saw the blue sky
They saw the blue sky turn to red
They saw the blue sky now, they saw it turning to red
When they heard that sky, you know, you know what it said

All right now here's some easy words you can all sing, you can sing

Wake me, shake me
Just like that
Wake me, c'mon get up
Shake me, wake me
C'mon everybody out there
C'mon and wake me, shake me, baby
C'mon everyone, you're still sitting down
Oh wake me, shake me, yeah
Well you know I'm not dead
No, man, I'm alive, c'mon everyone of you
C'mon, stand up, honey, c'mon
C'mon, get up and sing it, yeah
Yeah, yeah, you got to
Wake me, shake me
I know I slept too long
There's still some people sitting down out here
Well I ain't gonna wake up till everyone moves on, yeah
How you doing - there's still a bunch here that's sitting down
You got to wake me, shake me
Don't, don't, don't let me sleep no more
You got to wake me, shake me
Get up, c'mon, don't let me sleep too long
C'mon, let's get that thing moving out there
You got to wake me, shake me
Rock me, roll me, ah get up
Get up, get up, get up
Get up, get up, get up
Get up, c'mon now
C'mon, who's left out there, there's two over here, c'mon
C'mon, c'mon, c'mon
You two, stand up

Well I saw my mama this morning
She was walking down that lonesome road
I said I saw my mama this morning
She was walking down that lonesome road
Well she finally made it people
And now she's gonna bring me on, bring me on, bring me on back home
C'mon bring me home
C'mon bring me home
C'mon bring me home
C'mon bring me home

[etc]

You got to wake me, shake me
Don't let me sleep too long
You got to wake me, shake me
Don't let me sleep too long
Well I made it this time
But I'm not gonna sleep no more

Who's not moving out there?
Well if you see someone that's just standing still
Well you bring them along, huh
C'mon, bring them along
Bring 'em along, bring 'em along
Bring 'em along, bring 'em along
Let's get everybody, everybody
Everybody out here jumping, now, uh
Everybody jumping, everybody jumping
Everybody, everybody, everybody

Wake me, shake me
Don't let me sleep too long
You got to wake me, shake me
Don't let me sleep too long
You know I made it this time
And we're all going home
Yeah, yeah, yeah

All together, you got to
Wake her, shake her
Don't let her sleep too long
You got to wake her, shake her
That woman standing next to you, wake her up
Wake her up, yeah
You got to get your baby or you
You know you're gonna go home
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah
It has something in common with the song by the Blues Project, on their 1966 album "Projections", which includes the verses:
I saw my mother this morning
Walking down that lonesome road
She's trying to make it in two times
'fore those heaven doors close
She's trying to make it in two times
'fore those heaven doors close

Wake me, shake me
Don't let me sleep too long
Try to make it in two times
'fore those heaven doors close
Try to make it in two times
'fore those heaven doors close