Doin' That Rag

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The Grateful Dead was an American rock band formed in 1965 in Palo Alto, California. The band was known for its unique and eclectic style, which fused elements of rock, folk, bluegrass, blues, reggae, country, improvisational jazz, psychedelia, and space rock, and for live performances of long musi… more »

Sitting in Mangrove Valley chasing lightbeams
 Everything wanders from baby to Z
Baby, baby, pretty, young on Tuesday 
Old like a rum drinking demon at tea

Baby, baby, tell me what's the matter 
Why, why tell me, what's your why now?
Tell me why will you never come home?
Tell me what's your reason if you got a good one

 Everywhere I go
The people all know
Everyone's doin' that rag

Take my line go fishing for a Tuesday  Maybe take my supper, eat it down by the sea
Gave my baby twenty, forty good reasons 
Couldn't find any better ones in the morning at three 

Rain gonna come but the rain gonna go, you know
 Stepping off sharply from the rank and file
 Awful cold and dark like a dungeon  Maybe get a little bit darker 'fore the day

Hipsters, tripsters,
Real cool chicks, sir,
Everyone's doin' that rag

You needn't gild the lily, offer jewels to the sunset 
No one is watching or standing in your shoes 
Wash your lonely feet in the river in the morning  Everything promised is delivered to you

Don't neglect to pick up what your share is
All the winter birds are winging home now
Hey Love, go and look around you
 Nothing out there you haven't seen before now

But you can wade in the water 
And never get wet
If you keep on doin' that rag

One eyed jacks and the deuces are wild
The aces are crawling up and down your sleeve 
Come back here, Baby Louise,
And tell me the name
Of the game that you play

Is it all fall down?
Is it all go under?
Is it all fall down, down, down
Is it all go under?

 Everywhere I go
The people all know
Everybody's doin' that rag


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