Portland Woman

Lyrics: John Dawson
Music: John Dawson

We pulled into Portland Town, we been on the road
Rock and rolling for the crowd, three more nights to go
But if I don't find someone tonight, I just won't make it through
I am goin' out in Portland Town, and see what I can do

You know it's very cold in Portland Town, this time of the year
I wouldn't mind if I could find someone to hold me near
And there's a little girl, she looks lost and lonely
Backstage at the show
I'm goin' up and asking her, hey, would you like to go?

You see, I need me a Portland woman
I don't want to be alone tonight
I wanna get me a Portland woman
Portland women treat you right
Portland's gonna be mine tonight

We pulled out of Portland town, almost right on time
The little girl, that I had found, her I left behind
But I haven't felt too good since I left Portland, yesterday
I'm goin' back to Portland town, now, what more can I say

New Riders Recordings
     Date Album
      7 Jun 1970 Dawn Of The New Riders Of The Purple Sage
      Feb 1971 Vintage NRPS
     27 Feb 1971 Setlist: The Very Best Of New Riders Of The Purple Sage Live
      1971 New Riders Of The Purple Sage
     23 Nov 1972 Thanksgiving In New York City
      5 Dec 1972 Boston, MA
     17 Mar 1973 S.U.N.Y Stonybrook, NY
     18 Mar 1973 Felt Forum, NYC
      4 Apr 1973 Worcester, MA
     13 Jun 1975 Armadillo World HQ
     31 Dec 1977 Winterland, San Francisco
      Aug 1993 Live In Japan
     30 Jul 2006 Live At Turkey Trot

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


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