Brother Bill

Lyrics: Appice, Bogert, Day, McCarthy
Music: Appice, Bogert, Day, McCarthy

A Cactus song sung by Tim Bogert with Bob Weir and Friends on 10 March 1983. Thanks to Fabio Artuso for help with the lyrics.

Well some people said it was cocaine
Well people claim it was gin
Well I know the girl and the dwell house man
That done my brother in

Chorus
They put the last clean shirt
On my poor brother Bill
They put the last clean shirt
On my poor brother Bill

You know they found him in the back seat
Of an old abandoned Ford
When I touched the hand of my brother Bill
It was as stiff as a running board

[chorus]

The preacher said, he's gone now
Gone to another place
As they lowered him down into the ground
I felt a tear trickle down my face

[chorus]

The preacher said, he's gone now
Gone to another place
They lowered him down into the ground
I felt a tear trickle down my face

[chorus]
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     1970 Cactus Cactus

 


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