Swinging Doors

Lyrics: Merle Haggard
Music: Merle Haggard

Played by Bob Weir with Kingfish in the 1970s, and by the New Riders of the Purple Sage. Also played by Jerry Garcia with Doug Sahm and Leon Russell in 1972.

This old smoke-filled bar is something I'm not used to
But I gave up my home to see you satisfied
And I just called to let you know where I'll be living
It's not much but I feel welcome here inside

And I've got swinging doors, a jukebox and a barstool
And my new home has a flashing neon sign
Drop by and see me anytime you want to
'Cause I'm always here at home till closing time

I've got everything I need to drive me crazy
And I've got everything I need to lose my mind
And in here the atmosphere's just right for heartaches
And thanks to you I'm always here till closing time


Oh yes, I'm always here at home till closing time

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


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