Deal

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Jerry Garcia

Since it cost a lot to win (note 1)
And even more to lose
You and me bound to spend some time
Wondering what to choose

Chorus
Goes to show, you don't ever know
Watch each card you play and play it slow
Wait until that deal come round
Don't you let that deal go down, no, no

I've been gambling here abouts
For ten good solid years
If I told you all that went down
It would burn off both your ears

[chorus]

Since you poured the wine for me
And tightened up my shoes
I hate to leave you sitting there
Composing lonesome blues

[chorus]
Wait until that deal come round
Don't you let that deal go down
[repeat etc]
Notes
(1) the sheet music in "Garcia" and "Anthology Volume 1" both have "Since it costs a lot to win." But Hunter's lyrics in "Box Of Rain" and the later "Jerry Garcia Songbook" both have "Since it cost ..." which seems to be what Jerry sang.


Grateful Dead Recordings

"The Dead" Concert Recordings

Robert Hunter Concert Recordings

Ratdoglive CDs and downloads

Phil Lesh and Friends Digital Download Series

Furthur Digital Downloads and CDs

Weir-Robinson-Greene Trio Live!

Jerry Garcia Recordings

Covers etc


Futher Information
For an online discussion of the lyrics to this song see the deadsongs.vue conference on The Well.
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography
For information on references in the lyrics see David Dodd's Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics
For online chords and TAB see www.rukind.com
For sheet music, see:
          Grateful Dead Anthology Volume 1 (piano arrangement)
          Garcia Songbook (piano arrangement)
          Jerry Garcia Songbook (vocal line and chords)
          Garcia/Hunter Songbook (vocal line and chords/TAB)

 


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