Sage And Spirit

Lyrics: [none]
Music: Bob Weir

An instrumental by Bob Weir, played live once in 1975 and once in 1980.

Rock Scully recounts the origins of the song in his book "Living With The Dead":

"Bobby wrote 'Sage & Spirit' while my daughters, named Sage and Spirit, were jumping on his bed and generally trashing his hotel room. He was trying to play his guitar and came up with the rhythm for this from their jumping. The flute mimics their laughter."
Grateful Dead Recordings
     Date Album
     studio 1975 Blues For Allah
     13 Aug 1975 One From The Vault
     31 Oct 1980 Reckoning (note 1)
Other Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     1996 Blues For Allah Project Joe Gallant & Illuminati
     2020 Seeking All That's Still Unsung Holly Bowling

(1) issued as a bonus track in the box set Beyond Description (1973-1990)

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 information on references in the lyrics see David Dodd's Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics


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