New Speedway Boogie Grateful Dead
[E]Please don't dominate the rap Jack, if you [G]got nothin' [D]new to s[E]ay.
And [E]if you please, don't back up the tracks, this t[G]rain's got to [D]run to[E]day.
I[E] spent a little time on the mountain, spent a little time on the hill.
[E]Like some say, better run away; ot[G]hers say you b[D]etter stand s[A]till.
Now [E]I don't know but I been told that it's [G]hard to [D]run with the w[A]eight of gold
On the [E]other hand, I've heard it said, it's [G]just as [D]hard with the
[A]weight of lead
[E]Who can deny, who can deny, it's [G]not just a [D]change of s[E]tyle.
[E]One step done and another begun, and I [G]wonder how [D]many m[E]iles.
I [E]spent a little time on the mountain, spent a little time on the hill,
[E]I saw things getting out of hand but I g[G]uess they [D]always w[A]ill.
Well, [E]I don't know, but I've been told in the [G]heat of the [D]sun a man [A]died of cold.
[E]Keep on comin' or stand and wait with the [G]sun so d[D]ark and the h[A]our so late.
[E]You can't overlook the lack, Jack, of [G]any other [D]highway to [E]ride,
It's [E]got no signs or dividing lines, and [G]very few [D]rules to [E]guide.
[E]Now I don't know but I've been told if the [G]horse don't [D]pull you got to
[A]carry the load.
[E]I don't know whose back`s that strong; [G]maybe find [D]out bef[A]ore too long.
[E]One way or another, one way or another, one way or another, this d[G]arkness
has [D]got to [G]give.
- Doug Phelps