Artist: Grateful Dead
Lady With a Fan
Let my inspiration flow in token rhyme, suggesting rhythm,
That will not forsake you, till my tale is told and done.
While the firelight's aglow, strange shadows from the flames will grow,
Till things we've never seen will seem familiar.
Shadows of a sailor, forming winds both foul and fair all swarm.
Down in Carlisle, he loved a lady many years ago.
Here beside him stands a man, a soldier from the looks of him,
Who came through many fights, but lost at love.
While the story teller speaks, a door within the fire creaks;
Suddenly flies open, and a girl is standing there.
Eyes alight, with glowing hair, all that fancy paints as fair,
She takes her fan and throws it, in the lion's den.
Which of you to gain me, tell, will risk uncertain pains of hell?
I will not forgive you if you will not take the chance.
The sailor gave at least a try, the soldier being much too wise,
Strategy was his strength, and not disaster.
The sailor, coming out again, the lady fairly leapt at him.
That's how it stands today. You decide if he was wise.
The story teller makes no choice. Soon you will not hear his voice.
His job is to shed light, and not to master.
Since the end is never told, we pay the teller off in gold,
In hopes he will return, but he cannot be bought or sold.
|2||100,000 Tons of Steel|
|4||Ain't It Crazy (The Rub)|
|5||Ain't Superstitious (Meet Me on the Bottom)|
|6||All Over Now|
|7||And We Bid You Goodnight|
|8||At the Siding|
|9||Babe, It Ain't No Lie|
|10||Baby, What Do You Want Me To Do|
|11||Ballad of Casey Jones|
|13||Big Boy Pete|
|17||Boys in the Barroom|
|19||Bring Me My Shotgun|
|21||Built To Last (cont.)|
|22||Can't Come Down|
|25||Cats Under the Stars|
|29||Cocaine Habit Blues|
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|Grateful Dead - Miscellaneous Album Lyrics|
|2.||100,000 Tons of Steel|
|4.||Ain't It Crazy (The Rub)|
|5.||Ain't Superstitious (Meet Me on the Bottom)|
|6.||All Over Now|
|7.||And We Bid You Goodnight|
|8.||At the Siding|
|9.||Babe, It Ain't No Lie|
|10.||Baby, What Do You Want Me To Do|
|11.||Ballad of Casey Jones|
|13.||Big Boy Pete|
|17.||Boys in the Barroom|
|19.||Bring Me My Shotgun|
|21.||Built To Last (cont.)|
|22.||Can't Come Down|
|25.||Cats Under the Stars|
|29.||Cocaine Habit Blues|
|1||the Other One|
|2||It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue|
|3||Lost SailorSaint Of Circumstance|
|4||Mississippi Half Step|
|5||Victim Or The CrimeFoolish Heart|
|1||Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros|
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