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Sung a capella by the Grateful Dead to close many of their concerts in the late sixties and the beginning of the seventies - and then revived again in 1989-91.The lyrics varied a bit from performance to performance. This is the version from Dick's Picks Volume 8 (2 May 1970), which is one of the fuller versions

Lyrics By
Traditional [Sarah Doudney]
Music By
Traditional [Ira David Sankey]
Lyrics

Lay down my dear brothers, lay down and take your rest
Oh won't you lay your head upon your saviour's breast
I love you, oh but Jesus loves you the best
And I bid you goodnight, goodnight, goodnight
And I bid you goodnight, goodnight, goodnight
And I bid you goodnight, goodnight, goodnight

Lay down my dear brothers, lay down and take your rest
Oh won't you lay your head upon your saviour's breast
love you, oh but Jesus loves you the best
And I bid you goodnight, goodnight, goodnight
And I bid you goodnight, goodnight, goodnight

Walking in Jerusalem just like John (bid you goodnight, goodnight)
I remember right well, I remember right well (bid you goodnight, goodnight)
His rod and his staff shall comfort me (bid you goodnight, goodnight)
Tell "A" for the ark, that wonderful boat (bid you goodnight, goodnight)
Tell "B" for the beast at the ending of the wood (bid you goodnight, goodnight)
Well it eat all the children that would not be good (bid you goodnight, goodnight)
I'm walking in Jerusalem just like John (bid you goodnight, goodnight)
Walking in the valley of the shadow of death (bid you goodnight, goodnight, goodnight)

Lay down my dear brothers, lay down and take your rest
Oh won't you lay your head upon your saviour's breast
I love you, oh but Jesus love you the best
And I bid you goodnight, goodnight, goodnight
And I bid you goodnight, goodnight, goodnight
And I bid you goodnight, goodnight, goodnight

  • And We Bid You Goodnight

    Lay down my dear brothers, lay down and take your rest
    Oh won't you lay your head upon your saviour's breast
    I love you, oh but Jesus loves you the best
    And I bid you goodnight, goodnight, goodnight
    And I bid you goodnight, goodnight, goodnight
    And I bid you goodnight, goodnight, goodnight

    Lay down my dear brothers, lay down and take your rest
    Oh won't you lay your head upon your saviour's breast
    love you, oh but Jesus loves you the best
    And I bid you goodnight, goodnight, goodnight
    And I bid you goodnight, goodnight, goodnight

    Walking in Jerusalem just like John (bid you goodnight, goodnight)
    I remember right well, I remember right well (bid you goodnight, goodnight)
    His rod and his staff shall comfort me (bid you goodnight, goodnight)
    Tell "A" for the ark, that wonderful boat (bid you goodnight, goodnight)
    Tell "B" for the beast at the ending of the wood (bid you goodnight, goodnight)
    Well it eat all the children that would not be good (bid you goodnight, goodnight)
    I'm walking in Jerusalem just like John (bid you goodnight, goodnight)
    Walking in the valley of the shadow of death (bid you goodnight, goodnight, goodnight)

    Lay down my dear brothers, lay down and take your rest
    Oh won't you lay your head upon your saviour's breast
    I love you, oh but Jesus love you the best
    And I bid you goodnight, goodnight, goodnight
    And I bid you goodnight, goodnight, goodnight
    And I bid you goodnight, goodnight, goodnight

    Sung a capella by the Grateful Dead to close many of their concerts in the late sixties and the beginning of the seventies - and then revived again in 1989-91.The lyrics varied a bit from performance to performance. This is the version from Dick's Picks Volume 8 (2 May 1970), which is one of the fuller versions