Pollution

Lyrics: Kay McDaniel
Music: Kay McDaniel

This was played when the Dead backed Bo Diddley on 25 March 1972. The lyrics are hard to make out from the audience recording, but seem to be bits of what were on Bo Diddley's studio recording of this song:

Pollution, pollution
Pollution, pollution

Jet planes line up in the sky
Pretty soon we're all going to die
Some of you people don't understand
About throwing your garbage in the street and use your can
Pollution, pollution
Pollution, pollution

[? ... what's real]
[Can't go back on what you feel]
(clap your hands - come on)
Pollution, pollution
Pollution, pollution

Pollution, pollution
Pollution, pollution
Pollution, pollution
Pollution, pollution
[etc]
[thanks to Norbert Jung for the tape]

Matt Schofield has prepared the following transcription of Bo Diddley's full studio version:
(Take a look, take a look, up to the sky)
(Pretty soon, pretty soon, we all going to die)
Pollution, (pollution)
Pollution, (pollution)
Pollution, (pollution)
Pollution, (pollution)

Now jet planes line up in the sky
Pretty soon we all going to die
Some of you people don't understand
About throwing your garbage in the street and use your can

Pollution, (pollution)
Pollution, (pollution)
Pollution, (pollution)
Pollution, (pollution)

Pollution, (pollution)
Pollution, (pollution)
Some of you people don't understand
(There's something about you ?)
About throwing your garbage in the street and use your can
(We all gonna ? [a bathroom here] ?)
Pollution, (pollution)
Pollution, (pollution)

Pollution in the home (pollution)
Pollution in the streets (pollution)
Pollution everywhere (pollution)
Gonna get you and me (pollution)
Pollution, (pollution)
Pollution, (pollution)

(We gotta stop pollution)
Say it chump, watch that paper bag
(We gotta stop pollution)
Put a top on that garbage can baby
(We gotta stop pollution)
The wind is blowing awfully hard
(We gotta stop pollution)
Watch that cigarette pack baby
(We gotta stop pollution)
Me and you baby
(We gotta stop pollution)
We got to keep America clean honey
(We gotta stop pollution)
You and me ...


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

 


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