Turtle Dove

Lyrics: Traditional
Music: Traditional

Played by the Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band in 1987 and 1988. Also played by Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir and Joan Baez at a Human Rights Benefit in San Francisco on 17 December 1987.

Turtle dove done drooped his wings
Turtle dove done drooped his wings
Turtle dove done drooped his wings
Went on Zion's hill to sing

Chorus
Adam and Eve, no, no
Adam and Eve, don't tell it to me
Meet me at the door, don't tell it to me
There's sasalado on solasaree

My name is written on David's line
My name is written on David's line
My name is written on David's line
I'm going to heaven on the wheel of time

[chorus]

When I get to heaven I know the rules
When I get to heaven I know the rules
When I get to heaven I know the rules
I keep on down to the bathing pool

[chorus]

Turtle dove done drooped his wings
Turtle dove done drooped his wings
Turtle dove done drooped his wings
Went on Zion's hill to sing

[chorus]
Jerry Garcia Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
      5 Dec 1987 Ragged But Right Jerry Garcia Acoustic Band


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

 


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