Down Where The River Bends

Lyrics: Jim Anglin
Music: Jim Anglin

Played by Jerry with Old And In The Way in 1973 and with David Grisman in 1992

It's hard to keep the tears out of my eyes
For this might be our last goodbye
Your country calls you to defend this great land
So do your part just like a man

Chorus
Down where the river bends
With God's help, we'll meet again
Under the same old sycamore tree
Proud of each other in the land of the free

I'll go down to the ocean blue
And get just as close as I came to you
Though the ocean wide may keep us apart
It won't keep you, dear, from out of my heart

[chorus]

Proud of each other in the land of the free

If the worst should happen and the poppies should wave
Over your far and distant and lonely grave
All the rest of my life I would spend in prayer
I'll meet you in heaven, they'll be no war there

[chorus]

Proud of each other in the land of the free
Jerry Garcia Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
      1 Oct 1973 Live At The Boarding House Old And In The Way (note 1)
      8 Oct 1973 Breakdown Old And In The Way (note 2)

Notes
(1) download only
(2) also included on Live At The Boarding House


Futher Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography

 


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