Weather Report Suite Part I

Lyrics: Bob Weir, Eric Andersen
Music: Bob Weir

Part 1 of the Weather Report Suite

Winter rain, now tell me why
Summers fade and roses die
The answer came, the wind and rain

Golden hills now veiled in gray
Summer leaves have blown away
Now what remains, the wind and rain

And like a desert spring my lover comes and spreads her wings
(Knowing)
Like a song that's born to soar the sky
(Flowing)
Till the waters all are dry
(Growing)
The loving in her eyes

Circle songs and sands of time
And seasons will end in tumbled rhyme
And little change, the wind and rain

And like a desert spring my lover comes and spreads her wings
(Knowing)
Like a song that's born to soar the sky
(Flowing)
Till the rivers all are dry
(Growing)
The loving in her eyes

Winter gray and falling rain
We'll see summer come again
Darkness fall and seasons change
(Gonna happen every time)
Same old friends the wind and rain
(We'll see summer by and by)
Winter gray and falling rain
(Summers fade and roses die)
We'll see summer come again
(Like a song that's born to soar the sky)
Grateful Dead Recordings
     Date Album
     (studio) 4 Aug 1973 Wake Of The Flood   (note 1)
     (studio) Aug 1973 Wake Of The Flood
      9 Nov 1973 Winterland 1973 - The Complete Recordings
     10 Nov 1973 Winterland 1973 - The Complete Recordings
     11 Nov 1973 Winterland 1973 - The Complete Recordings
     21 Nov 1973 Road Trips Volume 4, Number 3
     30 Nov 1973 Dick's Picks Vol 14
      2 Dec 1973 Dick's Picks Vol 14
      8 Dec 1973 30 Days Of The Dead (2011)
     19 Dec 1973 Dick's Picks Vol 1
     23 Mar 1974 Dick's Picks Vol 24
     14 May 1974 Dave's Picks Volume 9 (note 3)
     18 Jun 1974 Road Trips Number 2, Volume 3
     28 Jun 1974 Dick's Picks Vol 12
     19 Jul 1974 Best Of The Grateful Dead Hour Vol 2
     29 Jul 1974 Dave's Picks Volume 2 (Bonus disc)
     31 Jul 1974 Dave's Picks Volume 2
      4 Aug 1974 Dick's Picks Vol 31
     10 Sep 1974 Dick's Picks Vol 7
     17 Oct 1974 Beyond Description: Bonus CD
     18 Oct 1974 Grateful Dead Movie (DVD and CD)
 
Other Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     1999 Laughing Water Jazz Is Dead

Notes
(1) acoustic studio outtake issued as a bonus track on the version in the box set Beyond Description (1973-1990)