(alexallan) Thu 11 Sep 03 00:07
Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) w&m: Grateful Dead AGDL: http://arts.ucsc.edu/gdead/agdl/caut.html LASF: http://www.whitegum.com/songfile/CAUTION.HTM
Alex Allan (alexallan) Thu 11 Sep 03 00:08
Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks) Lyrics: Grateful Dead Music: Grateful Dead Copyright Ice Nine Publishing; used by permission. I went down one day I went down to see a gypsy woman just one day, yes I did I wanna find out What's wrong with me and my baby We ain't been getting down like we used to do I mean it's pretty good now But there was a time when it didn't work out too well I went down to see this gypsy woman, you understand And I told her my story I told her what was going on And she turned to me and she said All you need All you gotta have Just a touch, that's all you gotta have Just a touch of mojo hand And it feels pretty good
Alex Allan (alexallan) Thu 3 Jan 13 10:54
This is from Barry Barnes book "Everything I Know About Business I Learned From The Grateful Dead": "As the band continued to play their grueling sets at the In Room, they noticed that the trains on nearby tracks rolled by at consistent times every night. Rather than waiting for the trains to pass, or trying to drown out the noise, they chose to play along with the rumble of the trains. Within a few nights, they took that train noise, combined it with a fragment of the song "Mystic Eyes," by Them (whose lead singer was Van Morrison) and created "Caution (Do Not Stop On Tracks)." (pp13-14) The link to "Mystic Eyes" has been well documented, but I don't think I'd seen the reference to playing along with passing trains before.
David Dodd (ddodd) Thu 3 Jan 13 13:51
Fantastic! I love that.
David Gans (tnf) Mon 21 Jan 13 09:35
Barry got that from McNally's book (p 92 of the hardcover), "A Long Strange Trip."
Alex Allan (alexallan) Tue 22 Jan 13 19:05
Ah! I hadn't spotted that.
David Dodd (ddodd) Tue 7 Jan 14 16:14
From a Jas Obrecht interview with Weir: That could well have been. We, late in 65, got into the studio. Ah, wait a minute come to think of it, we played something that was pretty loose. We put down a track I dont think it was ever released anywhere it was called Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks). Or we just referred to it as Caution. That was sort of an ironic name for the tune, because caution was anything but what the tune was about. And it was just, I guess, our loose interpretation of the ride and THE RIDE in capital letters. http://jasobrecht.com/bob-weir-psychedelic-san-francisco-birth-grateful-dead/
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