The French Girl

Lyrics: Tyson, Fricker
Music: Tyson, Fricker

This was rehearsed by Dylan with the Grateful Dead but never played live. It's an Ian and Sylvia song.

Three silver rings
On slim hands waving
Flash bright in candle light
Till Sunday's early dawn (note 1)

We found her room
That rainy morning
She took my hand through winding roads
And led me home

Some red French wine
When later waking
In her warm hideaway
She smiled and combed her hair

We talked of all
We talked of nothing
I left with promises to meet
She told me where

But she laughed each time I asked her name (note 2)
Vague promises to meet again
But her friends down at the French cafe
Had no English words for me

So you may find
Above the border
A girl with silver rings
I never knew her name

You're bound to lose
She's too much for you
She'll leave you lost some rainy morning
You won't be the same
You won't be the same
(1) Ian and Sylvia sing "morn" not "dawn"
(2) Dylan sings "called her name", though this doesn't really make sense

(Thanks to Mike Brodie for his help with the lyrics)

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


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