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Grateful Dead

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When they come to take you down
When they bring that wagon around
When they come to call on you
And drag your poor body down

Grateful Dead - Sugaree Lyrics


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  • i'm not even sure if that was intended to be sexual or not
  • sunshine daydream, in the intro, the third time phil plays that line GOD my ears are so wet
  • shake it shake it
  • My favorite dead song. Makes my day better every time. Brings me to tears other times. Also,Just got a tattoo on my butt to this song.
  • 5/22/77 is an amazing version [2]
  • I`m old,I can remember Jerry singing this way back in the summer of1972...It`s just as good now as it was back then!!!
  • Hartford 1977! 19 Minutes!
  • From Hunter's liner notes for the re-issue of "Garcia" in the box set "All Good Things": "Sugaree was written soon after I moved from the Garcia household to China Camp. People assume the idea was cadged from Elizabeth Cotten's Sugaree, but, in fact, the song was originally titled 'Stingaree,' which is a poisonous South Sea manta. The phrase 'just don't tell them that you know me' was prompted by something said by an associate in my pre-Dead days when my destitute circumstances found me fraternizing with a gang of minor criminals. What he said, when departing, was: 'Hold your mud and don't mention my name.' "Why change the title to 'Sugaree'? Just thought it sounded better that way, made the addressee seem more hard-bitten to bear a sugar-coated name. The song, as I imagined it, is addressed to a pimp. And yes, I knew Libba's song, and did indeed borrow the new name from her, suggested by the 'Shake it' refrain."
  • sugaree is epic
  • 5-28-77

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