Cut The Deck

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Mickey Hart, Clifford Goldmacher, Ben Yonas

One of the new songs with lyrics by Robert Hunter introduced by the Mickey Hart Band in 2011. It shares some lyrics with American Spring.

I built your house and laid your floor
I carried your flag and I fought your war (note 1)
I swear by the toes of the Jones above
All I ever wanted was some of your love
Just some of your love

I was born one American spring (note 2)
When love didn't matter and the birds didn't sing
Rolled from my cradle and picked up my drum (note 3)
Crawled to the highway and stuck out my thumb

I slept in the forest of shut my mouth
I woke with the sun and I cut due south
Didn't know nothing, I was starting from scratch
I needed hot water, I invented the match

The match wouldn't strike, I invented the glass
And drank cold water thinking all things pass
Rode on a black horse, rode upon a white
Whistled up the wind, and taught it how to bite

I built your house and laid your floor
I carried your flag and I fought your war
I swear by the toes of the Jones above
All I ever wanted was some of your love
Just some of your love
Just some of your love

Gambled with the boneman, one black night (note 4)
Forty nine cards, we were three jacks light
I couldn't tell an ace from a deuce by feel
Boneman said, shut up and deal

I'll cash my chips one American night
One thing I learned, and I learned it right
Say what you say, say what you like
Snakes always rattle just before they strike

The match wouldn't strike, I invented the glass
Drank cold water thinking all things pass
Rode on a black horse, rode upon a white
Whistled up the wind, and taught it how to bite

I built your house and laid your floor
I carried your flag and I fought your war
I swear by the toes of the Jones above
All I ever wanted was some of your love

I built your house and laid your floor
I carried your flag and I fought your war
I swear by the toes of the Jones above
All I ever wanted was some of your love
Just some of your love
Just some of your love
Just some of your love
Just some of your love
[etc]
Notes
(1) American Spring has the same couplet in one of its verses.
(2) This line appears several times in American Spring.
(2) American Spring has the couplet "Rolled from my cradle, cold and numb, Crawled to the road, stuck out my thumb".
(3) American Spring has the same verse.

Mickey Hart Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     2012 Mysterium Tremendum Mickey Hart Band
     2012 Live At The 2012 Wanee Music Festival Mickey Hart Band
     1 Dec 2012 A Buckdancer's Choice Mickey Hart Band

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