Dead Flowers

Lyrics: Jagger, Richard
Music: Jagger, Richard

A Rolling Stones song covered by the New Riders of the Purple Sage, and more recently by Phil Lesh and Friends, including by Anders Osborne in November 2013 as part of their (and American Jubilee's) cover of the album "Sticky Fingers".

Well when you're sitting there in your silk upholstered chair
Talkin' to some rich folk that you know
Well I hope you won't see me in my ragged company
Well, you know I could never be alone

Take me down little Susie, take me down
I know you think you're the queen of the underground
And you can send me dead flowers every morning
Send me dead flowers by the mail
Send me dead flowers to my wedding
And I won't forget to put roses on your grave

Well when you're sitting back in your rose pink Cadillac
Making bets on Kentucky Derby Day
Ah, I'll be in my basement room with a needle and a spoon
And another girl can take my pain away


No, I won't forget to put roses on your grave
New Riders Of The Purple Sage Recordings
     Date Album
      1974 Home, Home On The Road (note 1)
     13 Jun 1975 Armadillo World HQ
      1976 New Riders
     25 Jun 1976 Hempsteader
     31 Dec 1977 Winterland, San Francisco
      1982 Live (1982)
(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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