Grateful Dead - Jack Straw Lyrics

Grateful Dead Fare Thee Well cover art
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We can share what we got of yours 'cause we done shared all of mine.
Keep on rollin', just a mile to go;
Keep on rollin' my old buddy, you're movin' much too slow.

I just jumped the watchman, right outside the fence.
Took his rings, four bucks in change, ain't that Heaven sent?
Hurts my ears to listen, Shannon, burns my eyes to see;
Cut down a man in cold blood, Shannon, might as well been me.

We used to play for silver, now we play for life;
And one's for sport and one's for blood at the point of a knife.
And now the die is shaken, now the die must fall.
There ain't a winner in the game, he don't go home with all.
Not with all.

Leavin' Texas, fourth day of July,
Sun so hot, the clouds so low, the eagles filled the sky.
Catch the Detroit Lightnin' out of Sante Fe,
The Great Northern out of Cheyenne, from sea to shining sea.

Gotta go to Tulsa, first train we can ride.
Gotta settle one old score, one small point of pride.
There ain't a place a man can hide, Shannon will keep him from the sun
Ain't a bed can give us rest now, you keep us on the run.

Jack Straw from Wichita cut his buddy down,
And dug for him a shallow grave and laid his body down.
Half a mile from Tucson, by the morning light,
One man gone and another to go, my old buddy you're moving much too slow.

We can share the women, we can share the wine.

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Box of Rain
  • 2 Jack Straw
  • 3 Bertha
  • 4 Passenger
  • 5 The Wheel
  • 6 Crazy Fingers
  • 7 The Music Never Stopped
    CD 2
  • 1 Mason's Children
  • 2 Scarlet Bagonias
  • 3 Fire on the Mountain
  • 4 Drums
  • 5 Space
    CD 3
  • 1 New Potato Caboose
  • 2 Playing In The Band
  • 3 Jam
  • 4 Let It Grow
  • 5 Help On The Way
  • 6 Slipknot!
  • 7 Franklin's Tower
  • 8 Ripple

  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Robert C. Hunter, Robert Hall Weir
    album: Track in album Fare Thee Well
    release date: 2015-11-20
    popularity : 54 users have visited this page.
    length: 10:24
    Album Information
    label: Rhino
    country(area): [Worldwide]
    format: CD
    script: Latin