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permalink #0 of 33: (alexallan) Wed 10 Sep 03 23:57
    
Brokedown Palace 
w: Hunter m: Garcia
AGDL: http://arts.ucsc.edu/gdead/agdl/brok.html
LASF: http://www.whitegum.com/songfile/BROKEDWN.HTM
  
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permalink #1 of 33: Alex Allan (alexallan) Wed 10 Sep 03 23:57
    
Brokedown Palace 
Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Jerry Garcia

Copyright Ice Nine Publishing; used by permission.

Fare you well, my honey
Fare you well, my only true one
All the birds that were singing
Are flown, except you alone

Gonna leave this brokedown palace
On my hands and my knees, I will roll, roll, roll
Make myself a bed by the waterside
In my time, in my time, I will roll, roll, roll

In a bed, in a bed
By the waterside I will lay my head
Listen to the river sing sweet songs
To rock my soul

River gonna take me, sing me sweet and sleepy
Sing me sweet and sleepy all the way back home
It's a far gone lullaby sung many years ago
Mama, Mama, many worlds I've come since I first left home

Going home, going home
By the waterside I will rest my bones
Listen to the river sing sweet songs
To rock my soul

Going to plant a weeping willow
On the bank's green edge it will grow, grow, grow
Singing a lullaby beside the water
Lovers come and go, the river will roll, roll, roll

Fare you well, fare you well
I love you more than words can tell
Listen to the river sing sweet songs
To rock my soul
  
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permalink #2 of 33: David Blount (noah) Fri 12 Sep 03 12:43
    <scribbled by noah Fri 12 Sep 03 12:44>
  
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permalink #3 of 33: porn and whiskey (noah) Fri 12 Sep 03 12:44
    
Another song that got me hooked early on.

It's a beautiful requiem.
  
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permalink #4 of 33: Lightning in a Box (unkljohn) Sun 14 Sep 03 08:17
    
So beautiful, in fact, that when I made up a booklet pf photos for the 
family of my best friend, Mark, who passed away 9/4/02, I put Brokedown on 
page one inside the cover. It says it all so beautifully. 
  
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permalink #5 of 33: Melinda Belleville (mellobelle) Sun 14 Sep 03 19:06
    
Brokedown is on my list of songs that will be played after I'm gone.
  
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permalink #6 of 33: Steven Solomon (ssol) Mon 15 Sep 03 10:51
    
Let's not hurry there ;-)
  
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permalink #7 of 33: Melinda Belleville (mellobelle) Mon 15 Sep 03 12:07
    
No plans, but you know how unscheduled that sort of thing can be! :-)
  
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permalink #8 of 33: Brian Penney (bpenney) Thu 18 Sep 03 03:33
    
i remind a friend every year or two.. "ya know, just in case.." 
brokedown and black muddy river.  :)
  
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permalink #9 of 33: neil (nlg) Thu 18 Sep 03 06:55
    
My wife has instructions that this is the song to be played as they
either bury me or scatter my ashes.

I can't listen to it without getting chills and some tears.  Extremely
sad, but incredibly sweet.

This is definitely another one on the short list of songs that
irrevocably converted me to deadhead status.
  
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permalink #10 of 33: 'Got To! (freeform) Sat 20 Sep 03 02:02
    
Sadly, it was the last song I heard them play.
  
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permalink #11 of 33: Martin Corey gonna be my name (xian) Sat 20 Sep 03 09:11
    
I often thought it might be.
  
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permalink #12 of 33: Gary Nolan (gnolan) Sun 21 Sep 03 12:16
    
This song also has a sense of an ending of a more general sort. Being
done with a long standing association of a personal sort, a town, or
indeed with a beloved institution come to mind. 

Of course I'm of the "write my own words" school of Hunter lyrical
interpretation.
  
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permalink #13 of 33: Never cared for careless love (pjm) Sun 21 Sep 03 12:49
    
Most times I here this song, I cry a little.  It's part of my soul.
  
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permalink #14 of 33: David Gans (tnf) Sun 21 Sep 03 12:57
    

I remember long-ago talk of this being a song about reincarnation.
  
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permalink #15 of 33: David Dodd (ddodd) Mon 22 Sep 03 10:39
    
Mama Mama many worlds I've come since I first left home.
Yeah.
  
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permalink #16 of 33: Wholesome, but flat. (izzie) Tue 23 Sep 03 19:23
    

it was one of my son's two lullabies that I could sing.  at 2, he'd ask for
The Jerry Song.

I never saw it as being so sad.
  
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permalink #17 of 33: Brian Penney (bpenney) Wed 24 Sep 03 08:30
    
when they get together to cry over me, i want it played FOR THEM.  
  
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permalink #18 of 33: Marked from the Day That I was Born (ssol) Wed 24 Sep 03 13:22
    
Re; >16< ... Sad, Sunny-side-up, lookin' over the Horizon.
  
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permalink #19 of 33: Brian Penney (bpenney) Sun 26 Oct 03 07:20
    
i used to have the "keep your sunny side up" comic/postcard on my
fridge.  no idea where's it's gone..
  
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permalink #20 of 33: from JEFF FERMON (tnf) Sat 29 May 04 22:11
    


Jeff Fermon writes:


it's hard to listen to the studio ripple on the radio and not have it take
you into this gem like it does on american beauty. the harmony "listen to the
river sing sweet songs to rock my soul" is nourishing. there's lazy afternoon
sunshineflakes drifting all over this song. kind of blurry, kind of wistful.
like a late summer's day seen through the hazy memory of a distant childhood.
"goin home, goin home..."
  
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permalink #21 of 33: Marked from the Day That I was Born (ssol) Sun 30 May 04 12:57
    
>Sunshineflakes< Indeed.
  
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permalink #22 of 33: Evan Hodgens (evan) Sun 19 Sep 04 21:32
    

This song will forever remind me of <dhawk>'s memorial service, where
<tnf> played a tape of it being performed by the Persuasions, which a
little later was part of the album he put together of the Persuasions
doing Dead songs.
  
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permalink #23 of 33: Alex Allan (alexallan) Mon 4 Apr 05 14:18
    
Another "oops." It should be "By the waterside I will rest my bones"
not "...rest my head." Thanks to Dan Franzen for spotting this.
  
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permalink #24 of 33: David Gans (tnf) Mon 4 Apr 05 14:32
    

Maybe I can arrange to have the original posts edited.
  
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permalink #25 of 33: Alex Allan (alexallan) Mon 4 Apr 05 15:08
    
Thanks David. There are a few others errors scattered around that I've
noted when I or someone else has spotted.
  

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