deadsongs.vue.103 : If I Had The World To Give
permalink #0 of 5: David Dodd (ddodd) Wed 3 Sep 03 15:21
    
If I Had The World To Give
w: Hunter m: Garcia
AGDL: http://arts.ucsc.edu/gdead/agdl/2giv.html
LASF: http://www.whitegum.com/songfile/IFIHADTH.HTM
  
deadsongs.vue.103 : If I Had The World To Give
permalink #1 of 5: Alex Allan (alexallan) Thu 4 Sep 03 19:21
    
If I Had The World To Give 
Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Jerry Garcia

Copyright Ice Nine Publishing; used by permission.

If I had the world to give
I'd give it to you, long as you live
Would you let it fall
Or hold it in your arms?

If I had a song to sing
I'd sing it to you, long as you live
Lullaby
Or maybe a plain serenade

Wouldn't you laugh, dance and cry or be afraid
At the change you made?
I may not have the world to give to you
But maybe I have a tune or two

Only if you let me be your world
Could I ever give this world to you
Could I ever give this world to you

But I will give what love I have to give
I will give what love I have to give
I will give what love I have to give
Long as I live

If I had a star to give
I'd give it to you, long as you live
Would you have the time
To watch it shine, watch it shine?

Or ask for the moon and heaven too?
I'd give it to you
Well maybe I've got no star to spare
Or anything fine or even rare

Only if you let me be your world
Could I ever give this world to you
Could I ever give this world to you
  
deadsongs.vue.103 : If I Had The World To Give
permalink #2 of 5: from DIANE HESSER (tnf) Thu 28 Jul 05 14:56
    


Diane Hesser writes:


Hello,
I'm getting married on 8/13/05 and was hoping you could help me out.
Is there any particular meaning behind "If I Had the World To Give " that I
may have missed ?
We are having a Grateful Dead cover band play our wedding and was wondering
if you thought that this song would be appropriate for me to dance with my
father to.
We would love to hear suggestions on a Dead tune for the father / mother
dance too.
Thanks !
  
deadsongs.vue.103 : If I Had The World To Give
permalink #3 of 5: delicious hot sugary love (izzie) Thu 28 Jul 05 16:47
    

Had my dad been at my wedding, that was the song we would have danced to.
  
deadsongs.vue.103 : If I Had The World To Give
permalink #4 of 5: from PAUL KENISTON (tnf) Sun 31 Jul 05 09:20
    


Paul Keniston writes:



That's Beautiful !

Somewhere in a box in the house is a video of me singing this song to my
newborn daughter some fifteen years ago. I couldn't hit the high notes but
she just kept smiling at me and drooling all the same.

So even before reading your post this song has been THE Song of the love of
this father for his daughter.

I hope she lets me dance to it with her at her wedding.

It will mark the transition from letting your Dad "be your world" to letting
your new hubby "be your world."

May your world always be full of love and light and joy
( and perhaps the moon and heaven too ! )
  
deadsongs.vue.103 : If I Had The World To Give
permalink #5 of 5: from PAUL KENISTON (tnf) Sun 31 Jul 05 09:26
    



Paul Keniston writes:



My vote for the Father/Mother dance is Crazy Fingers.

" Life may be sweeter than this   I don't know..."
  



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