Slipknot

Music: Garcia, Lesh, Weir, Kreutzmann, K Godchaux

An instrumental nearly always forming the transition between Help On The Way and Franklin's Tower. It grew out of a jam that featured in 1974 performances of "Eyes Of The World" (thanks to Mike Scheier for pointing this out). The title may have come from a fragment of lyric that Hunter wrote for "Help On The Way" that was never used:

Beautiful lie
You can pray
You can pay
Till you're buried alive

Blackmailer blues
Everyone in the room
Owns a part of the noose
Slipknot gig
Slipknot gig
Slipknot gig

Did someone say
Help on the way
Well, I know
Yeah, I do
That there's help on the way
Grateful Dead Recordings
     Date Album
     studio 1975 Blues For Allah
     13 Aug 1975 One From The Vault
     17 Jun 1976 30 Days Of The Dead (2012)
     24 Sep 1976 Dave's Picks Vol 4 (note 2)
      9 Oct 1976 Dick's Picks Vol 33
     31 Dec 1976 Live At The Cow Palace
     22 May 1977 Dick's Picks Vol 3
      9 Jun 1977 Winterland June 1977 - The Complete Recordings
     11 Oct 1977 Road Trips Volume 1, Number 2
      8 Oct 1989 Warlocks Box
     24 Mar 1990 Spring 1990
     30 Mar 1990 Without A Net (note 1)
      5 May 1991 30 Days Of The Dead (2010)
     14 Jun 1991 View From The Vault II (video/DVD & CD soundtrack)
     25 Sep 1991 Dick's Picks Vol 17

Recordings from dead.net Tapers Section

"The Dead" Concert Recordings

Ratdoglive CDs and downloads
 
Phil Lesh and Friends Recordings
     19 May 2006 Live At The Warfield

Phil Lesh and Friends Digital Download Series

Furthur Digital Downloads and CDs

Scaring The Children Downloads
 
Other Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     1996 Blues For Allah Project Joe Gallant & Iluminati
     1998 Blue Light Rain Jazz Is Dead
     2001 Live At The Green Mill Sabertooth

Notes
(1) also on the box set Spring 1990
(2) also made available for download on 30 Days Of The Dead (2011)


Futher Information
For an online discussion of the lyrics to this song see the deadsongs.vue conference on The Well.
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography
For information on references in the lyrics see David Dodd's Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics
For online chords and TAB see www.rukind.com
For sheet music, see:
          Without A Net Songbook (piano arrangement)

 


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