Eleanor Rigby

Lyrics: Lennon, McCartney
Music: Lennon, McCartney

Played by Jerry Garcia with Ozzie Ahlers in the JGB in 1980. So far as I know, it was always played as an instrumental (thanks to Robin Reese for pointing this out). Also played by Phil Lesh & Friends in 2012.

Ah, look at all the lonely people
Ah, look at all the lonely people

Eleanor Rigby picks up the rice in the church where a wedding has been
Lives in a dream
Waits at the window, wearing the face that she keeps in a jar by the door
Who is it for?

All the lonely people
Where do they all come from?
All the lonely people
Where do they all belong?

Father McKenzie writing the words of a sermon that no one will hear
No one comes near
Look at him working, darning his socks in the night when there's nobody there
What does he care?

All the lonely people
Where do they all come from?
All the lonely people
Where do they all belong?

Eleanor Rigby died in the church and was buried along with her name
Nobody came
Father McKenzie wiping the dirt from his hands as he walks from the grave
No one was saved

All the lonely people
Where do they all come from?
All the lonely people
Where do they all belong?
Jerry Garcia Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     28 Feb 1980 After Midnight Jerry Garcia Band