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Lyrics and music: Bob Weir


Reprinted with permissions copyright Ice Nine Publishing

Played by Bob Weir with the Grateful Dead and with most of his other bands. Although it was usually played on Saturday nights, this was not always the case.

First performance: Tuesday, October 19, 1971 at Northrop Auditorium, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Recordings:
Bob Weir: Ace (studio 1972)
Hundred Year Hall (26 Apr 1972)
Europe '72 (3/4 May 1972)
Grateful Dead Movie (video 16/20 Oct 1974)
Without A Net (24 Mar 1990)
Kingfish (King Biscuit Flower Hour - 3 Apr 1976)
Block S Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band (1982)
Dark Star David Murray Octet (1996)
Might As Well The Persuasions (2000)



I went down to the mountain, I was drinking some wine
I looked up into heaven, lord I saw a mighty sign
Writ in fire across the heaven, plain as black and white
Get prepared, there's gonna be a party tonight

Uh huh, hey, Saturday night
One more Saturday night
Hey, Saturday night

Everybody's dancing down at the local armoury
With a basement full of dynamite and live artillery
Temperature keeps rising, everybody getting high
Come the rocking stroke of midnight, the whole place is gonna fly

Uh huh, hey, Saturday night
One more Saturday night
Hey, Saturday night

I turn on Channel Six, the President comes on the news
Says I get no satisfaction, that's why I sing the blues
His wife says don't get crazy, Lord (George) you know what to do
Just crank that old Victrola, put on your rocking shoes

Uh huh, hey, Saturday night
One more Saturday night
Hey, Saturday night

Then God way up in heaven, for whatever it was worth
Thought he'd have a big old party, thought he'd call it planet earth
Don't worry about tomorrow, Lord, you'll know it when it comes
When the rocking, rolling music meets the rising, shining sun

Uh huh, hey, Saturday night
One more Saturday night
Hey, Saturday night

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