Lyrics: John Barlow
Music: Bob Weir
This was recorded during the sessions for Bob Weir's album "Ace" but not used. Bob Weir had this to say about it in an interview with David Gans on KPFA on 14 May 1997:
The only lyrics I know are those quoted on page 493 of Dennis McNally's book:
Weir: There was a lyric that [John Perry] Barlow had written that I actually chickened out from singing. It was called "The Dwarf," and it was ugly. Um... Gans: Now, wait a minute. Barlow told me that he wrote that lyric as a way of getting you to accept "Walk in the Sunshine." Weir: Right. Basically, yeah. Gans: [chuckle] Caller: That's not the best song on the whole album. Weir: No, it's not. Caller: [chuckle] Weir: But it would have been a lot better, I think, if I'd done "The Dwarf." Gans: [chuckle] Caller So you never played that song live. Weir: No. Maybe, maybe if I can get the lyrics to that one... Gans: I think I have -- I think Barlow gave me the lyrics -- Weir: A copy of the lyrics to "The Dwarf"? Gans: -- to "The Dwarf. " I have it in my file. I'll fax it to you, Bob. Weir: I don't know -- Gans: Look for it on this tour, folks. Weir: -- we'll see, it's, uh -- Gans: We'll have banners out on the Furthur tour. Caller: [laugh] Weir: Among other things, it's kinda politically incorrect.
"I'm just a small man
I'm not a tall man"