Rockin' With Nona

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: David Nelson

A Hunter/Nelson song first played by the New Riders of the Purple Sage in April 2008.

Rockin' with Nona under the do-right tree
Rockin' with Nona, only Nona alone and me
If anybody happened to see
What do you think they'd see?
Nothing but clouds, one mountain and the deep blue sea

Nona add soda drink till the well run dry
Cherry Ombrideau maybe but what care I?
Impossible you say
Well have it your own way
I'm rockin' with Nona and that's all I've got to say

Despite how many, many, many tears you cried
Watching your horseback shadow as you ride on by
Whatever you believe
Lock up when you leave
Nona and me gonna rockin' like New Year's Eve

As Country Joe and the Fish himself explained
You gotta have sense to come in out of the rain
Believe in spades or maybe not
You still gotta sleep on the bed you bought
Sick at heart, make mine, 'cause I'd feign lie down

Like Dylan himself said, how does it feel
I don't know, maybe just a bit unreal
I'm going home where the winds don't bark
Sneak up on Nona when the light gets dark
Leave a message at the tone but I won't call back

It's time to go now, better be on your way
Even though we all got eyes to stay
Time and tide wait for no man
No woman either, I understand
Nona and me are rockin' in the promised land
New Riders Recordings
     Date Album
     2009 Where I Come From

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


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