People Make The World Go Round

Lyrics: Thom Bell, Linda Creed
Music: Thom Bell, Linda Creed

Played by Jerry Garcia with Merl Saunders, I think always as an instrumental. DeadBase confuses it with Till The End Of The World Rolls Round. It was originally recorded by the Stylistics in 1971, though Frank Giardina suggests Garccia may have learnt this and Little Sunflower from Milt Jackson's 1973 album 'Sunflower' (which includes both) rather than, in this case, from the Stylistics album.

Trash men didn't get my trash today
Oh, why, because they want more pay
Buses on strike, wanna raise in fare
So they can help pollute the air

But that's what makes the world go round
The up and downs a carousel
Changing people's heads around
Go underground, young man
People make the world go round

Wall Street losin' on every share
They're blamin' it on longer hair
Big men smokin' in their easy chair
On a fat cigar without a care



People make the world go round
People make the world go round
People make the world go round
People make the world go round
Jerry Garcia Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
      1 Sep 1974 Pure Jerry 4: Keystone, Berkeley Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders Band
     2 Nov 1974 Garcia Live Volume 18 Jerry Garcia & Merl Saunders

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


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