Jack Straw Song Lyrics

Grateful Dead


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Robert C. Hunter, Robert Hall Weir
album: Track 2 in album Fare Thee Well
release date: 2015-11-20
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length: 10:24

Album Information

country(area): [Worldwide]
format: CD
script: Latin

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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.


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