(ddodd) Wed 13 Jan 10 11:24
Two Djinn w: Weir, Gerrit Graham; m: Weir LASF: http://www.whitegum.com/songfile/TWODJINN.HTM
David Dodd (ddodd) Wed 13 Jan 10 11:25
Two Djinn Lyrics: Bob Weir, Gerrit Graham Music: Bob Weir Out on the road in West Marin In a cloud of dust I met two djinn One was bright as pride and thin The other was fat and black as sin Isn't this how all good tales begin The big one looked a lot like you The other one looked just like you too They wound me round, they ran me through (note 1) A score of lies they swore were true Isn't that what genies always do Night come sudden, dawn be soon Bide my time by the dark of the moon My strange heroes lead me on But when I get there they'll be gone Ever since I was a pup Deal was I'd sing before I'd sup My silver spoon's this beggar's cup And when it's empty I fill up All I have to do is just show up (note 2) The prophet said all flesh is grass He had a soul like old stained glass A smile as sweet as sasafrass Well that ol' boy can kiss my ass Who the hell can wait for life to pass [chorus] I'm going to Adam's home in a world that we can't see To sing drunk with the angels, play again for free The way that is no way is calling you to me If we don't believe together, we might just cease to be Way down by the shining gate The djinn revealed to me my fate You and I, we've got a date I'll be there, but you'll be late Maybe things really comes to those that wait Those two djinn they couldn't stay Chased away by dawn's first rays (note 3) They called back as they ran away They told me, "Have a real fine day" Isn't that what genies always say? [chorus] [chorus] A short while back the door flung wide We all saw good luck on the other side The door blew shut but here's the deal Dreams are lies, it's the dreaming that's real It's the dreaming that's real Dreams are lies, it's the dreaming that's real Dreaming that's real It's the dreaming that's real Dreaming that's real Dreaming that's real Dreaming that's real [etc]
John Spears (banjojohn) Thu 14 Apr 16 14:26
very interesting lyric
Alex Whitney (bltz) Thu 14 Apr 16 18:08
Is there a version recorded?
David Gans (tnf) Thu 14 Apr 16 20:12
Rstdog's excellent cd EVENING MOODS
John Spears (banjojohn) Fri 15 Apr 16 16:20
I like the TRI video version by Scaring the Children. I'm trying to learn the song as a surprise for a friend, but the available youtube versions are all a little different. Someone has posted a chord chart on ratdog.org, but someone else has posted Bob's chord inversions on the bulletin board at rukind.org, and they sound spot on. However, trying to put together the whole thing is giving me a headache! I need Mr. Weir to stop by and show me what he's doing, if anybody could arrange that.
Iceninedawg (icenine) Tue 26 Apr 16 05:41
Absolutely love this song, lyrics and esp. the arrangement that Bobby uses...very evocative and haunting...a great tune
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