Caledonia Mission

Lyrics: Robbie Robertson
Music: Robbie Robertson

Played by Phil Lesh & Friends on 31 October 2013 as part of their (and American Jubilee's) cover of The Band's album "Music From Big Pink".

She reads the leaves and she leads the life
That she learned so well from the old wives
It's so strange to arrange it, you know I wouldn't change it
But hear me if you're near me, can I just rearrange it
The watchman covers me
With his remedy
I can't see and it's hard to feel
I think his magic might be real

I can't get to you from your garden gate
You know it's always locked by the magistrate
Now he don't care why you cry, he thinks it's just a lie
To get out, I don't doubt that you'd make a try
If the good times get you through
I know the dogs won't bother you
We'll be gone in moonshine time
I've got a place they'll never find

You know I do believe in your hexagram
But can you tell me how they all knew the plan
Did you trip or slip on their gifts, you know you were just a con
You knew it, why d'you do it, I've been hiding in the dark
Now I must be on my way
I guess you really have to stay
Inside the mission law
Down in Modock, Arkansas
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     1968 Music From Big Pink The Band