Drunkard's Carol

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Robert Hunter

Titled "Drunkard's Carol" in Hunter's lyric book "Box Of Rain," but "Drunkard's Carole" on the CD "Promontory Rider."

Another cup for Heaven's sake
Before our way to slumber make
If one of us should fail to wake
His drunken soul may Jesus take

Two by two the tigers leap
While each to his own council keeps
Sail from shore to dreamless sleep
Upon the tears the angel weeps

We were born for better things
Each and every man a king
If you will or not, we sing
Cause our voices loud to ring

Who is like our merry crowd
They are damned few and we should be proud
If one of us should fail to wake
His drunken soul may Jesus take
Robert Hunter Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     1984 Promontory Rider Comfort (note 1)
Notes
(1) originally recorded in 1978 for the unreleased album Alligator Moon, with Robert Hunter playing with the band Comfort.

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

 


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