Who Sang The Music Never Stopped? Grateful Dead

Grateful Dead Blues for Allah cover art
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: John Barlow, Robert Hall Weir
release date: 1975-9-1
genres: Rock
styles: Blues Rock/Country Rock/Psychedelic Rock
length: 4:35
producer: Grateful Dead
mixer: Grateful Dead and Dan Healy
engineer: Dan Healy
guest saxophone: Steve Schuster
assistant engineer: Robbie Taylor
assistant producer: Steve Brown, Betty Cantor, Ram Rod, Bob Matthews and Brett Cohen
There's mosquitoes on the river
Fish are rising up like birds
It's been hot for seven weeks now
Too hot to even speak now
Did you hear what I just heard?

Say, it might have been a fiddle
Or it could have been the wind
But there seems to be a beat now
I can feel it in my feet now
Listen here it comes again

There's a band out on the highway
They're high-stepping into town
It's a rainbow full of sound
It's fireworks, calliopes and clowns
Everybody's dancing

Come on children, come on children
Come on clap your hands

Sun went down in honey
And the moon came up in wine
You know stars were spinning dizzy
Lord the band kept us so busy
We forgot about the time

They're a band beyond description
Like Jehovah's favorite choir
People joining hand in hand
While the music plays the band
Lord they're setting us on fire

Crazy rooster crowing midnight
Balls of lightning roll along
Old men sing about their dreams
Women laugh and children scream
And the band keeps playing on

Keep on dancing through to daylight
Greet the morning air with song
No one's noticed but the band's all packed and gone
Was it ever here at all?
But they kept on dancing

Come on children, come on children
Come on clap your hands

Well the cool breeze came on Tuesday
And the corn's a bumper crop
And the fields are full of dancing
Full of singing and romancing
The music never stopped

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Help on the Way / Slipknot!
  • 2 Franklin's Tower
  • 3 King Solomon's Marbles: Part I: Stronger Than Dirt / Part II: Milkin' the Turkey
  • 4 The Music Never Stopped
  • 5 Crazy Fingers
  • 6 Sage and Spirit
  • 7 Blues for Allah / Sand Castles and Glass Camels / Unusual Occurrences in the Desert

  • Album Information
    label: Grateful Dead Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin