Lyrics: John Dawson
Music: John Dawson

I promised you a trip to the moon
But all I've got is my thumb for to hitch-hike
And I told you I had a Rolls Royce saloon
But all I've got is an old pair of Acme's

Oh I'm sorry Cecilia
For making you cry, for telling you lies
I'm sorry Cecilia
Celia, I miss your blue eyes
Celia, I don't want you to cry

I promised you a rainbow of gold
But all I've got is an old copper penny
I promised you a place of your own
But all I've got are dreams that are many


I promised you my love for always
But all you got is my time for a weekend
And I promised you the kingdom of heaven
But all you got is me rapidly leaving

New Riders Recordings
     Date Album
     Nov 1969 Before Time Began
     21/23 Feb 1971 Vintage NRPS
     30 Oct 1971 Glendale Train

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


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