13 Roses

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Robert Hunter

The final part of Robert Hunter's Amagamalin Street Suite.

Got my right shoe on
Got my left shoe ready
Soon as I slip it on
I could turn and walk away
walk away ...

Could cop an attitude
Take exception in several ways
Truth is I misconstrued
the way some people play
The way they play ...

Sunlight through a looking glass
somewhere in someone's past
13 long-stem roses
wave a long goodbye

Music from the street drifts up
A violinist in the dusk
drags the strings and makes them cry
You'll be mine - but not tonight
It isn't right

13 long-stem roses
wave a long good-bye

I heard about you long ago
from a sad case I used to know
Feels like we've met before
As though you grew up next door

He talked about your easy grace
your slender hands, your Gypsy face
The last word he spoke
I heard it clear
it was your name

Sunlight through a looking glass
somewhere in someone's past
13 long-stem roses
wave a long good-bye

13 long-stem roses wave a long good-bye
13 long-stem roses wave a long farewell
13 long-stem roses wave a long good-bye
Robert Hunter Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     1984 Amagamalin Street Robert Hunter

Synopsis
Robert Hunter gives this synopsis in "Box Of Rain":
"Several years after the diappearance of Maggie and the death of Chet, Murphy meets Roseanne. He tells her of Chet's passing, but doesn't give her the details - saying only that Chet spoke highly of her at the end. A spark is kindled between the two as the present bids to replace the ghosts of the past."

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

 


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