School Days

Lyrics: Chuck Berry
Music: Chuck Berry

Played by Bob Weir with Kingfish, and by the New Riders of the Purple Sage.

Up in the morning and out to school
The teacher is teaching the golden rule
American history and practical math
You study them hard, hoping to pass
Working your fingers right down to the bone
And the guy behind you won't leave you alone

Ring, ring goes the bell
The cook in the lunch room's ready to sell
You're lucky if you can find a seat
You're fortunate if you have time to eat
Back in the classroom open your books
Gee, but the teacher don't know how mean she looks

Soon as three o'clock rolls around
You finally lay your burden down
Close up your books, get out of your seat
Down the halls and into the street
Up to the corner and round the bend
Right to the juke box joint you go in

Drop the coin right into the slot
You gotta hear something that's really hot
With the one you love you're making romance
All day long you've been wanting to dance
Feeling the music from head to toe
Round and round and round you go
Kingfish Recordings
     Date Album
     1985 Kingfish (Relix)
New Riders Recordings
     Date Album
      5 Dec 1972 Boston, MA
     17 Mar 1973 S.U.N.Y Stonybrook, NY
     18 Mar 1973 Felt Forum, NYC
      1974 Home, Home On The Road (note 1)
(1) also on the compilation Setlist: The Very Best Of The New Riders Of The Purple Sage Live

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


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