Hello Old Friend

Lyrics: Eric Clapton
Music: Eric Clapton

Sung by Phil and his sons with Steve Kimock before the show on 15 April 1999.

As I was walking down a garden path
I saw a flower glowing in the dark
It looked so pretty and it was unique
I had to bend down just to have a peek

Hello old friends (hello old friends) (note 1)
It's really good to see you once again
Hello old friends (hello old friends)
Really good to see you once again

Saw you walking underneath the stars
I couldn't stop 'cause I was in a car
It seemed the distance wouldn't be too far
So I got out and walked to where you are


I saw an old man on the street today
I thought I knew him but I couldn't say
I stopped to think if I could place his frame
But when he tipped his hat I knew his name


(1) the Eric Clapton version is "Hello old friend" (in the singular) but Phil on this occasion sang "Hello old friends"

     Date Album Recorded By
     1976 No Reason To Cry Eric Clapton

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


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