Prodigal Town

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Robert Hunter

Some are awaiting, some overtaking
The train, it's the last out of town
Wasn't much of a town, anyway, and I never
Met anyone tempted to stay
To give it its due (note 1)
It was where I met you
And you were my reason to stay
In a Prodigal Town

The seasonal change, you can tell by the rain
Though the leaves never flame, it is Fall
I hear Vivaldi come drifting on by
From a ladies' quartet down the hall
If heaven has sent it or
Hell has just lent it
I'm hardly the one to decide
This train that I ride
Out of Prodigal Town
(1) this is the order of the lyrics as Hunter set them out in "Box Of Rain." But in his recording on "Jack O'Roses", he swaps the second half of the two verses, and sings "If heaven has sent it ..." here.

Robert Hunter Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     1980 Jack O'Roses Robert Hunter (note 2)
Other Recordings
     2002 Buckdancer's Choice Wake The Dead

(2) also on the 1982 compilation Promontory Rider

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


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