Eulalie

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Robert Hunter

A Hunter song written for his 2004 tour. Mentioned in his journal for 27 May 2004:

Eulalie is my favorite of the new batch - just sang it for Maureen for the first time, and she like to burst into tears - said that after hearing it she suddenly stopped dreading the tour and is now looking forward to it!
These are lyrics from 29 June 2004:
Rockabye lady in the sky
Come and hear my lullaby
Far from care and far from pain
Fields of roses wet with rain

Memory itself recedes
I can't remember what I believe
But I believe whatever it was
Shed more light than anything else does

Rockabye lady in the solitary moonlight
Might have been a June night, judging from the starlight
Elementary magic of the solitary moonbeam
Might have been a dream but that isn't how it seemed

Down came the fellow with the rose umbrella
Drifting down from the moon so pale and yellow
Rising up to meet him in the middle of the air
Eulalie came a grinning with the lily in her black hair

Eulalie comes, Eulalie goes
Sweet as sunshine on the rose
Once alive, you never die
Just open to some other sky

Rockabye lady in the wind
Some day we'll meet again
A thousand years, a thousand miles
A thousand postcards I don't write

A thousand hopes, a thousand songs
A thousand reasons to be gone
Only one to come back home
Eulalie in the moonlight all alone

Rockabye lady in the solitary moonlight
Gleaming through the evergeen, [??]
Down came the fellow with the rose umbrella
Drifting down from the moon so pale and yellow

The two entwined, as lovers will
Underneath the comet up on Dead Man Hill
Sky rode highway, laced in diamonds
The skies are bright and blue and [diamonds]

Sky rode highway, laced in blood
We were here before the flood
Flood recedes, will come again
Maybe you will love me then

Memory itself recedes
Can't remember what I believe
But I believe whatever it was
Shed more light than anything else does

Rockabye lady in the solitary moonlight
Must have been a June night, guaging from the starlight
Elementary magic of a momentary moonbeam
Might have been a dream but that wasn't how it seemed
Here's another version from 2 July 2004 with a few differences noted: (thanks to an unnamed corespondent for sending me this)
Rockabye lady in the sky
Come and hear my lullaby
Far from care, far from pain
Fields of roses wet with rain

Memory itself recedes
I can't remember what I believe
But I believe what ever it was
Shed more light than anything else does

Rockabye lady in the solitary moonlight
Must have been a June night gauging from the starlight
Momentary magic of the elementary moonbeam
It might have been a dream but that isn't how it seems

Down came the fella with the rose umbrella
Drifting down from the moon so pale and yellow
Rising up to meet him in the middle of the air
Eulalie came a grinning with a lily in her black hair

The two entwined as lover's will
Underneath a comet on Dead Man Hill
Sky rode highway cloud's unfurled
Standing on a cliff overlooking the world

Rockabye lady in the wind
One day we'll meet again
A thousand years, a thousand miles
A thousand postcards I don't write

A thousand hopes, a thousand songs
A thousand reasons to be gone
And only one to go back home
Eulalie in the moonlight all alone

Rockabye lady in the shadow of a slipstream
Momentary moonbeam gleaming through the evergreen
Venus, setting now see you in the morning
Thunder from a clear sky lightning without warning


Down came the fella with the rose umbrella
To the hymn of a horn and a violent yellow
Fine, oh very very fine sweet music in the air
Sound of children's laughter


Sky rode highway paved with blood
We were here before the flood
Flood recedes we'll come again
Maybe you will love me then

Memeory itself recedes
I can't remember what I believe
But I believe whatever it was
Shed more light than anything else does

Rockabye lady in the solitary moonlight
Must have been a June night judging by the starlight
Elementary magic of an elementary moonbeam
Might have been a dream but that isn't how it seems