Seasons Of My Heart

Lyrics: George Jones, Darell Edwards
Music: George Jones, Darrell Edwards

Played a few times by the Grateful Dead in 1969-70, often in acoustic sets. A studio rehearsal, with multiple attempts at the chorus, has also recently surfaced.

It was also played by Bob Weir with the New Riders of the Purple Sage in 1969.

Seasons come and seasons go
We get a little sunshine, rain and snow
Just the way that it was planned to be
But there's no season in my heart
While you play the leading part
There the flowers will bloom eternally

Your leaving, it will bring autumn sorrow
And my tears like weathered leaves will fall
But spring it may bring us glad tomorrow
And darling, we could be happy after all

As it is in nature's plan
No season gets the upper hand
How I tried to bear this fact in mind
The trees are bare, the cold winds blow
But by experience we should know
Winter comes but the spring is close behind

Grateful Dead Recordings
     Date Album
     2 Nov 1969 Dave's Picks Volume 43
New Riders Recordings
     28 Aug 1969 Dawn Of The New Riders Of The Purple Sage

Thanks to Matt Schofield for his help in identifying this song. It was originally released as a single by George Jones in 1955, as the B side of "Why Baby Why." It was subsequently covered by a variety of other country singers such as Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson.

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


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