Let Me Sing Your Blues Away

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Keith Godchaux

Well hop in the hack, turn on the key
Pop in the clutch let the wheel roll free
Not a cloud in the sky, such a sunny day
Push in the button let the top ten play
Come on honey, let me sing 'em away
Come on honey, let me sing 'em away
Oh, honey, let me sing your blues away

Give me a little of that old time love
'Cause I ain't never had near enough
Honey, walk that walk
With style and grace
This ain't no knock-down, drag-out race

It doesn't matter much, pick any gear
Grind you a pound and drop the rear
Baby, baby, what can I say
I'm here to drive those blues away

I sent a letter to a man I know
Said one for the money and two for the show
I wait all summer for his reply
Said three to get ready and four to fly

Only two things in this world I love
That's rock and roll and my turtle dove

When I was a younger man, I needed good luck
But I'm a little bit older now and I know my stuff

Come on honey let me sing 'em away
Come on honey let me sing 'em away
Oh honey let me sing your blues away
Grateful Dead Recordings
     Date Album
     studio 1973 Wake Of The Flood (note 1)
      8 Sep 1973 Dave's Picks Volume 38
     17 Sep 1973 30 Days Of The Dead (2017)
Other Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     1999 Blue Light Rain Jazz Is Dead
(1) also released as the Grateful Dead 7" single volume 8.

Further Information
For an online discussion of the lyrics to this song see the deadsongs.vue conference on The Well.
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography
For David Dodd's discussion of this song on dead.net see Greatest Stories Ever Told
For online chords and TAB see www.rukind.com
For sheet music, see:
          Grateful Dead Songbook Volume 2 (piano arrangement)


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