Easy Rider

Lyrics: Traditional
Music: Traditional

This is the version sung by Spencer Davis with the Dead on 10 December 1989. See C.C.Rider for the version the Dead did on their own.

Easy rider, see what you done done
Easy rider, see what you done done
You made me love you, and now your man done come

Well I'm goin' away honey, and I won't be back till fall
I'm goin' away, I won't be back till fall
I don't want to see you round my door at all

I wish I was a catfish, swimming in the deep blue sea
I wish I was a catfish, swimming in the deep blue sea
I'd keep on swimming, to keep your tricks rom me

Easy rider, see what you done done
Easy rider, see what you done done
You made me love you, and now your man done come
The version Pigpen recorded in his so-called "appartment demos" is very different, and unlike any other version:
Easy rider, where do you dwell
Easy rider, where do you dwell
Your heart's full of heaven, and I bet you hope there ain't no hell

Easy rider, why do this to me
Easy rider, why can't you see
Some go to heaven, and some spend their time in misery

Easy rider, easy rider
Easy rider, easy rider
Easy rider, easy rider
Go and make it
Go and make it, dance among the stars
Go and make it, dance among the stars
Gotta take care of mother Earth, 'cause there ain't no life on Mars

Cross the prairie, past the midnight smoke
Cross the prairie, past the midnight smoke
The steel spins the rubber and the wheels are drifting spoke to spoke

Easy rider, easy rider
Easy rider, easy rider
Easy rider, easy rider
Paradise before you and a happy monkey on your back
Been a long time in heaven, and I bet you hope there ain't no coming back