The Merry-Go-Round Broke Down Tuning

Lyrics: Cliff Friend, Dave Franklin
Music: Cliff Friend, Dave Franklin

Played by the Grateful Dead as a 'tuning' jam between songs.

The original had lyrics:

Oh, the merry-go-round broke down
As we went 'round and 'round
Each time 'twould miss we'd steal a kiss
While the merry-go-round went

Um-pah-pah, um-pah-pah
Um-pah, um-pah, um-pah-pah

Oh, the merry-go-round broke down
It made the darndest sound
The lights went low, we both said "Oh"
And the merry-go-round went

Um-pah-pah, um-pah-pah
Um-pah, um-pah, um-pah-pah

Oh, what fun, a wonderful time
Finding love for only a dime

Oh, the merry-go-round broke down
But you don't see me frown
Ev'rything is fine and now she's mine
'Cause the merry-go-round went

Um-pah-pah, um-pah-pah
Um-pah, um-pah, um-pah-pah
Oh, the merry-go-round broke down
Grateful Dead Recordings
     Date Album
     19 Feb 1971 Three From The Vault
      2 Dec 1973 Dick's Picks Vol 14