Lay Down Sally

Lyrics: Levy, Clapton
Music: Levy, Clapton

Played quite regularly by Jerry Garcia with JGB in the 1990s. More recently, sung by Alex Jordan with Phil Lesh and the Terrapin All-Stars in August 2014.

There is nothing that is wrong
In wanting you to stay here with me
I know you've got somewhere to go
Won't you make yourself at home and stay with me
And don't you ever leave

Lay down Sally
And rest here in my arms
Don't you think you want someone to talk to
Lay down Sally
There's no need to leave so soon
I've been trying all night long just to talk to you

Sun ain't nearly on the rise
We still got the moon and stars above us
Underneath the velvet skies
Love is all that matters won't you stay with me
And don't you ever leave


I long to see the morning light
Coloring your face so dreamily
So don't you go and say goodbye
You can lay your worries down and stay with me
And don't you ever leave

Jerry Garcia Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     10 Aug 1991 Electric On The Eel Jerry Garcia Band
     15 Nov 1991 Garcia Live Volume 16 Jerry Garcia Band
     23 Nov 1991 Garcia Live Volume 8 Jerry Garcia Band
     31 Oct 1992 Garcia Live Volume 19 Jerry Garcia Band

Eric Clapton originally recorded this on "Slowhand" and it has since been reissued on many compilations.

Further Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography
For sheet music, see:
          Jerry Garcia Songbook (vocal line and chords)


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