Queen Jane Approximately

Lyrics: Bob Dylan
Music: Bob Dylan

This was played frequently by Bob Weir with the Grateful Dead from 1987 to 1995. His version follows Bob Dylan's very closely.

Now when your mother sends back all your invitations
And your father to your sister he explains
That you're tired of yourself and all of your creations
Won't you come see me, Queen Jane?
Won't you come see me, Queen Jane?

Now the flower lady wants back what she has lent you (note 1)
And the smell of her roses does not remain
When all your children start to resent you
Won't you come see me, Queen Jane?
Won't you come see me, Queen Jane?

Now when all the clowns that you have commissioned
Have all died in battle or in vain
And you find yourself sick of all this repetition
Won't you come see me, Queen Jane?
Won't you come see me, Queen Jane?

Now when all of your advisers heave their plastic
At your feet to convince you of your pain
Trying to prove that your conclusions should be more drastic
Won't you come see me, Queen Jane?
Won't you come see me, Queen Jane?

Now when all the bandits that you turned your other cheek to
All throw down their bandannas and complain (note 2)
Maybe you want somebody you don't have to speak to
Won't you come see me, Queen Jane?
Won't you come see me, Queen Jane?

Notes
(1) Dylan's version has more than just one flower lady:
"Now when all of the flower ladies want back what they have lent you"
(2) Dylan's version is "All lay down their bandanas"

Grateful Dead Recordings
     Date Album
     19 Jul 1987 Dylan And The Dead
     29 Dec 1988 Postcards Of The Hanging (bonus disc)
      2 Apr 1989 Download Series Vol 9
      8 Oct 1989 Warlocks Box
     16 Mar 1990 Spring 1990
      2 Apr 1990 Spring 1990
     16 Sep 1990 Dick's Picks Vol 9
     25 Sep 1991 Dick's Picks Vol 17

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Futher Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography
For online chords and TAB see www.rukind.com

 


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