Palm Sunday

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Jerry Garcia

The Jerry Garcia recording on "Cats Under The Stars" includes only the following verse:

The river so white, the mountain so red
and with the sunshine over my head
The honky-tonks are all closed and hushed
It looks like Palm Sunday again (note 1)
It looks like Palm Sunday again
It looks like Palm Sunday again
Hunter subsequently wrote the following two additional verses:
The sky is so green, clouds of canary
Blood moon rise like a fat ripe cherry
Sunset quiet as a benediction
One true love, the rest is fiction

If I stay longer, trouble will find me
An epitaph and a sheet to wind me
A passable day for the least of men
it must be Palm Sunday again
(1) Hunter has "It must be Palm Sunday again" in the lyrics in "Box Of Rain" - but this is what Garcia sang.

Jerry Garcia Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     studio 1978 Cats Under The Stars Jerry Garcia Band
     studio 1978 Cats Under The Stars Jerry Garcia Band (alternate take)(note 1)
     18 Mar 1978 Pure Jerry Six: Warner Theatre Jerry Garcia Band
Other Recordings
      2017 Some Climb SomeRiseSomeFall
     2020 Spirit The Garcia Project
(1) bonus track on the reissued album included in the box set All Good Things

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


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