White Rabbit

Lyrics: Grace Slick
Music: Grace Slick

Played by Bob Weir with Ratdog and others in Furthur Festival jams in 1996 and 1997. Sung by Molly Tuttle with Billy & The Kids in 2023. A fragment of the opening riff was played by the Grateful Dead on 15 August 1971 (just before Promised Land), I think as a jokey response to a request "Play White Rabbit" from the audience.

One pill makes you larger
And one pill makes you small
And the ones that mother gives you
Don't do anything at all
Go ask Alice
When she's ten feet tall

And if you go chasing rabbits
And you know you're going to fall
Tell 'em a hookah smoking caterpillar
Has given you the call
Call Alice
When she was just small

When men on the chessboard
Get up and tell you where to go
And you've just had some kind of mushroom
And your mind is moving slow
Go ask Alice
I think she'll know

When logic and proportion
Have fallen sloppy dead
And the White Knight is talking backwards
And the Red Queen's off her head
Remember what the dormouse said
Feed your head
Feed your head

     Date Album Recorded By
     1967 Surrealistic Pillow Jefferson Airplane


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