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Words and music by Jerry Garcia
Reprinted with permissions: copyright Ice Nine Publishing



See that girl, barefootin' along,
Whistlin' and singin', she's a carryin' on.
There's laughing in her eyes, dancing in her feet,
She's a neon-light diamond and she can live on the street.

Hey hey, hey, come right away
Come and join the party every day.

Well everybody's dancin' in a ring around the sun
Nobody's finished, we ain't even begun.
So take off your shoes], child, and take off your hat.
Try on your wings and find our where it's at.

Hey hey, hey, come right away
Come and join the party every day.

Take a vacation, fall out for a while,
Summer's comin' in, and it's goin' outa style
Well, lie down smokin', honey; have yourself a ball,
Cause your mother's down in Memphis, won't be back 'till the fall.

Hey hey, hey, come right away
Come and join the party every day.

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"The Golden Road (To Unlimited Devotion)"

Musical details:

Key: D
Time signature: 4/4
Chords used: D, C6, G, F, C, F7-9/B-flat

Recorded on Grateful Dead.

Performed for a period of about six months during 1967.


Because it's the first song on the first album recorded by the Dead,
this song has particular significance, deserved or not.

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