I Will Take You Home

Lyrics: Brent Mydland
Music: Brent Mydland

Little girl lost in a forest of dreams
It's a dark old wood, and it's damp with dew
Hoot owl hoots, for a moment it seems
Something big and cold got a hold of you
Just when everything gets scary
Daddy's coming round for his darling again
Hold my hand with your little fingers
Daddy's loving arms gonna gather you in

Ain't no way the Bogeyman can get you
You can close your eyes, the world is gonna let you
Your daddy's here and never will forget you
I will take you home
I will take you home
Gonna carry you back home in my arms
I will take you home

Long is the road we must travel on down
Short are the legs that will struggle behind
I wish I knew for sure just where we're bound
What we will be doing, and what we're gonna find
Wherever we go, there will be birds to cheer you
Flowers to color in the fields around
Wherever we go, I'll be right here near you
You can't get lost when you're always found

Ain't no fog that's thick enough to hide you
Your daddy's gonna be right here beside you
If your fears should start to get inside you
I will take you home
I will take you home
Gonna carry you back home in my arms
I will take you home
Grateful Dead Recordings
     Date Album
     studio 1989 Built To Last
      4 Jul 1989 Truckin' Up To Buffalo (DVD & CD soundtrack)
     16 Oct 1989 Nightfall Of Diamonds
     15 Mar 1990 Terrapin Station (Limited Edition)
     25 Mar 1990 Dozin' At The Knick (note 1)
      3 Apr 1990 Spring 1990 (The Other One)

Recordings from dead.net Tapers Section
 
Other Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     2006 Barlow Shanghai - Live in Chicago Mr Blotto

Notes
(1) also in Spring 1990 (The Other One)


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:
          Built To Last Songbook (piano arrangment)

 


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