Jacob's Ladder

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Jim Lauderdale

Well I'm climbing Jacob's ladder hand over hand
With an 8 o'clock shadow and a honky tonk band
If I make it I make it, if I don't then I don't
If I ever forsake you, well you know that I won't

Climbing Jacob's ladder with trouble in mind
Tending my own business, never looking behind
Climbing Jacob's ladder a rung at a time
Climbing Jacob's ladder 'cause I cannot fly
Climbing Jacob's ladder all the way to the sky

To do what I do it takes all I got
Spite of which I love you, believe it or not
Now east is east, and never the twain
Till the Mississippi rolls between Paris and Spain

Climbing Jacob's ladder for the good of my soul
If I ain't got the push, I'm gonna back up and pull
Climbing Jacob's ladder a rung at a time
The reason I'm climbing is 'cause I cannot fly
Climbing Jacob's ladder all the way to the sky

Climbing Jacob's ladder with trouble in mind
Tending my own business, never looking behind
Climbing Jacob's ladder a rung at a time
The reason I'm climbing is 'cause I cannot fly
Climbing Jacob's ladder all the way to the sky
Climbing Jacob's ladder 'cause I cannot fly
Climing Jacob's ladder all the way to the sky
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     2002 The Hummingbirds Jim Lauderdale


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

 


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